Sports exams are crucial for many athletes, especially school-aged children, to ensure that they can safely participate in a sport at school. Dr. Jacob DiCesare is a sports medicine physician who specializes in orthopedics, and is highly experienced in performing sports-related orthopedic exams.
At DiCesare Orthopedic Medicine, our team of specialists are thorough with orthopedic and sports-related examinations, taking into account every patient’s medical history, past surgeries, current lifestyle, and future performance-related goals. Then, we develop a customized treatment plan tailored to your injury, and make recommendations on ways to continue your healing at-home through lifestyle adjustments.
DiCesare Orthopedic Medicine is proud to have three locations in Western Pennsylvania, in Greensburg, Mount Pleasant, and North Huntingdon. If you have a recent or chronic sports injury and would like to be evaluated by a member of our orthopedic team, please request an appointment online at a location nearest you.
One of the leading-edge technologies offered at DiCesare Orthopedic Medicine is musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound, a non-invasive and painless imaging test.
This type of ultrasound is capable of two things - first, it allows the doctor to clearly see the muscles and joints inside your body. This enables orthopedic specialists to help diagnose tears, sprains, strains, tendon/ligament damage, nerve damage, arthritis, and other musculoskeletal injuries. Secondly, MSK ultrasounds are utilized by Dr. DiCesare to guide joint injections to the appropriate target, ensuring an accurate delivery into the affected tissue. Moreover, an MSK ultrasound is non-invasive, completely painless, and does not expose patients to significant radiation. There is no special preparation required before getting this type of ultrasound.
Dr. Jacob DiCesare is proud to offer his patients, whether they are athletes or weekend warriors, alternative treatment modalities for sports injuries. Our practice believes strongly in the power of regenerative medicine to health and regenerate tissue within the patient’s own body.
We do not perform surgery at our practice. Instead, we develop personalized treatment plans that are based on the extent and location of your injury, and provide one or more of the following treatments to safely yet effectively accelerate the healing process:
If you’re curious about exploring some of our regenerative medicine options like PRP, book an appointment online today!
A sports injury is simply an injury that is sustained as a result of training for or practicing a particular sport. All sports carry a risk of injury, however, high contact sports such as football carry the greatest risk. The most frequent types of sports injuries are sprains, strains, and stress fractures, which result from excessive stress on the tendons, joints, and muscles.
There are a number of ways children and adults alike can train and practice sports in a way that will reduce their likelihood of sustaining preventable injuries.
Follow these tips to help prevent sports injuries:
The most common types of sports injuries include:
If one or more of the following applies to you, we strongly recommend making an appointment with Dr. DiCesare for a complete evaluation of your injuries:
Western Pennsylvania’s #1 Sports Medicine Doctor
At DiCesare Orthopedic Medicine, our compassionate team of specialists are dedicated to treating virtually every type of orthopedic illness and injury.
Conditions that we are equipped to diagnose and treat include:
For all of the above listed conditions, we provide thorough examinations and develop personalized treatment plans for each patient. Although we do not perform surgery, we are able to refer a patient to an orthopedic specialist in the event that the injury requires surgical intervention.
The cutting-edge treatments DiCesare Orthopedic Medicine provides include: