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Sports Medicine

Injuries incurred during sports can impact your quality of life, on and off the playing field. 

Left untreated, such pain can get worse and cause long-lasting effects to your muscles, knees, shoulders, joints and other areas, putting you on the sidelines. 

The experienced specialists at Romano Orthopedic Center offer extensive experience in treating all types of sports-related injuries, for patients of all ages. 


We strive to diagnose the problem, craft a personalized treatment plan, and assist you through your recovery, with the goal of avoiding surgical solutions whenever possible. Because we’re the premier Chicago orthopedics and sports medicine experts, you can trust Romano Orthopedic Center to treat your injury so you can get back in the game.

Dr. victor romano orthopaedics orchard park“The first thing I do is talk to my patients. I ask them about their injury and their sport. We determine the extent of their injury and then may splint and/or ice their injury, give them crutches and a brace. If it looks like a meniscus tear or even worse, we order an MRI quickly. We’ll take care of everything; we will fix the problem – whatever it is.” – Dr. Romano



What are some common sports injuries?

At Romano Orthopedic Center, our sports injury specialists have seen it all. What’s more, we’ve treated it all. No matter what injury you’re facing, we will face it with you. Here are some common sports-related conditions we deal with regularly:

  • ACL tears
  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Broken bones
  • Concussions
  • Dislocations
  • Elbow injuries
  • Hamstring injuries
  • Hand and wrist injuries
  • Knee pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sprains and strains
  • Stress fractures
  • Tendonitis
  • Torn ligaments
  • Torn tendons

What is a sports medicine doctor?

An orthopedic and sports medicine physician specializes in treating injuries and conditions either incurred while in motion, that impact a patient’s ability to move, or both. This type of specialist is uniquely qualified in diagnosing the problem, coming up with a treatment plan that fits the injury and patient’s lifestyle, and insuring the patient can return to their normal life as soon as possible. Solutions to sports-related injuries can be rehabilitative, surgical, non-surgical or a combination of these. Whenever possible, a sports-injury specialist will strive to avoid surgical solutions, and to come up with minimally invasive treatments, to help reduce the amount of time required to recover.

Why sports medicine?

Running holding injured knee

Personal fitness as a key to better health has become mainstream. Participation in sports of all kinds has become almost a national obsession and requires commitment and dedication.

Sports Medicine has grown in importance as yesterday’s couch potato has become today’s highly motivated weekend (or even weekday) warrior. Physical activity is vital to keep people in great health. If a sports-related injury or condition prevents a patient from engaging in the games and activities they enjoy, their physical and emotional health suffers.

Sports medicine specialist work to treat conditions that limit physical activity, so that our patients can return to the sports they love and enjoy full health.

Do I have to be a professional athlete to see a sports medicine physician?

Not at all. It’s true, our physicians and medical specialists have treated numerous pro-level athletes, we are happy to treat patients at any level, from the big leagues to pick-up players.

We also see patients of any age, ranging from school-age players to senior athletes. Whether you have been hurt during a game of tennis or basketball, or you have a lingering chronic condition that is keeping you from fully participating in the physical activities you enjoy, our sports medicine specialists can diagnose your challenge, come up with a treatment, and work with you to get you back out there. 

Can you tell me some of the conditions treated by your staff?

Sports Medicine Physician evaluationAs the best Chicago orthopedic and sports medicine treatment specialist, Romano Orthopedic Center has treated a broad range of sports-related injuries.

Whether you’ve torn a hamstring sliding into second base, strained your elbow during an intense game of tennis, stressed your knee while training for a half marathon, dislocated your shoulder while playing football or incurred some other injury, we will diagnose and treat your condition. 


What are some of your surgical services for sports injuries?

While our doctors always explore non-surgical options, sometimes they are necessary for a patient to recover. Whenever surgery is necessary, our staff does everything they can to ensure the procedure is as non-invasive as possible.

Don’t let a sports injury keep you from living your life. Trust the care of the Chicago sports doctors at Romano Orthopedic center to get you back into play. 

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