Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine for Upper Extremity Sports Injuries, Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery, and Minimally Invasive Options for the Elbow and Hand - Near Tampa, Florida

Dedicated to sports injury treatment, prevention and education, our facility offers a range of treatments and products designed to care for individuals suffering from sports injuries throughout the Central Florida area. Dr. Jurbala and his experienced staff have devoted their careers to treating injuries arising out of sports activities. We are dedicated to prevention, education, and teaching our patients how to employ techniques that will keep them in good health and in the game they love. We are steadfast in our commitment to your speedy recovery and good health.

Whether your procedure involves tennis elbow, arthroscopic shoulder surgery, you can rest assured that our orthopedic surgery team near the Tampa, Florida will provide you with the best care possible.

Arthroscopic Surgery

Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Brian Jurbala

The term ‘arthroscopy’ is derived from two Greek words: ‘arthro,’ meaning ‘joint,’ and ‘scope,’ meaning ‘look.’ Basically, arthroscopic surgery allows the physician to look inside the joint to diagnose and treat various orthopedic problems. Arthroscopic shoulder surgery is performed more often at our Central Florida facility than other types of arthroscopic surgery.

The arthroscope is an instrument roughly the size of a pen. It contains a miniature camera and light that magnifies and illuminates the joint. The orthopedic surgeon can then observe, diagnose and determine an appropriate method of treatment.

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Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery – Three Florida Area Clinics

Due to its large range of motion, the shoulder is very susceptible to dislocation and injury. Overuse and trauma can result in significant pain and damage. Sports injuries treated at our three Florida clinics often involve injury to the shoulder.

Thankfully, Dr. Jurbala is able to perform arthroscopic shoulder surgery at our Florida clinics to diagnose and treat multiple shoulder problems. Arthroscopic shoulder surgery has helped our Central Florida patients in numerous ways. Using this procedure, Dr. Jurbala can remove loose bone or cartilage, repair a torn rotator cuff, or treat a dislocated shoulder.

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1) Shoulder Anatomy
2) Rotator Cuff Injuries
3) Shoulder Arthritis

Dr. Jurbala has performed over 3000 surgical procedures and has the expertise and knowledge to make your surgery a success.

View the animations below then contact our facility today to learn more about arthroscopic shoulder surgery in Central Florida.

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1) Arthroscopic Shoulder Dislocation Surgery
2) Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
3) Arthroscopic Surgery for Impingement Syndrome
4) Total Shoulder Replacement
5) Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement

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Ankle Arthroscopy – Near Tampa, Florida

Whether you need to have bone or cartilage removed or ligaments repaired, ankle arthroscopy is performed at our facility near Tampa, Florida to treat multiple medical disorders and diseases of the ankle.

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Ankle Arthroscopy at our facility near Tampa, Florida can be used to treat:

  • Arthritis
  • Fragments of loose cartilage or bone
  • Impingement – scar tissue that pinches the ankle
  • Fractures – removal of splinters of bone

Ankle arthroscopy can usually be completed within an hour.

Please contact our office in the Tampa, Florida area to learn more about sports medicine or to schedule an appointment.

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Rotator Cuff Disorders

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Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Brian Jurbala

The rotator cuff muscles are responsible for the motion of the shoulder. Thanks to advances in techniques and methodologies, physicians are now able to repair relatively significant rotator cuff tears using arthroscopic shoulder surgery.

The rotator cuff muscles undergo a tremendous amount of stress under normal circumstances. Add the stress and strain of tennis or baseball and the risk of suffering sports injuries increases dramatically.

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Possible signs of rotator cuff injury includes:

  • Experiencing pain when attempting over-the-head activities.
  • Pain in the shoulder (usually worse at night).
  • Joint stiffness.
  • Pain when bending the arm and rotating it outward.

If you think you could benefit from one of our Tampa area sports medicine procedures, contact our office today.

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Shoulder Dislocations

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Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Brian Jurbala

Shoulder dislocation takes place when the top of the arm bone (humerus) detaches from the shoulder blade (scapula). As a sports team physician who treats sports injuries for numerous Central Florida teams, Dr. Jurbala has extensive experience in treating shoulder dislocations.

Although people who suffer from frequent shoulder dislocations often get into the habit of self-repositioning, a follow-up doctor’s visit is highly recommended to ensure proper placement. The doctor can often reposition the arm without anesthesia if the problem is treated soon after the incident.

Once the area has been repositioned, the doctor may send you home with a mobilizer sling and prescribe anti-inflammatory medication.

To prevent further dislocations arthroscopic surgery is sometimes required to stabilize the capsule of the shoulder.

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Hip Injuries

Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Brian Jurbala

Although a relatively uncommon sports injury, athletic hip injuries do occur and can be very serious. Hip injuries most commonly occur in sports such as football and soccer or other types of contact sports. Common hip sports injuries seen at our Central Florida clinics include:

  • Contusions – bruises of the hipbone.
  • Muscle tendon injuries – muscles are ripped, torn or strained.
  • Dislocation – the thighbone pops out of its socket.
  • Bursitis – inflammation of the bursa sac that is responsible for cushioning the tendon.
  • Fractures – hipbone is cracked or broken.
  • Tendonitis – tearing of the tendons, usually slow and gradual leading to inflammation.

Depending on the type and severity of the injury, the doctor may recommend bed rest and icing, electrical stimulation therapy, anti-inflammatory medications or possible surgery.

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ACL Surgery in Central Florida

‘ACL’ refers to the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee. This ligament undergoes a tremendous amount of stress in athletes, and Dr. Jurbala has treated countless ACL tears at his practice. If left untreated, ACL injuries can lead to cartilage damage. For unknown reasons, ACL injuries are far more common in young women athletes than in men.

ACL surgery at our three Florida clinics involves the reconstruction of the ligament. Several ACL surgery techniques are used at our clinics. The doctor will recommend the best approach for your surgery. The goal of all ACL surgery at our Central Florida clinics is to return a full range of motion and stability to the knee.

Following your ACL surgery, Dr. Jurbala and his expert team of rehabilitation specialists and athletic trainers will develop a comprehensive rehabilitation plan for a speedy and healthy recovery.

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Have you sustained an ACL injury? Signs of ACL injury include:

  • Giving way of the knee
  • A popping sound at the time of injury
  • Swelling of the knee joint
  • Pain in the knee

For Tampa area sports medicine, you won’t find a more skilled and dedicated group of professionals than at Highland Center for Orthopaedics.

Contact us today and learn how you can begin your forward progress to good health at our Tampa area sports medicine clinics.

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Tennis Elbow

Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Brian Jurbala

Tennis elbow, most commonly seen in patients between the ages of 30 and 50, involves the degeneration of the tendon that is attached to the bony portion of the elbow joint (epicondyle). This same tendon is responsible for wrist and hand extension.

Although most patients diagnosed with tennis elbow are not involved in racquet sports, tennis elbow can affect roughly half of those individuals who are. Most people treated for tennis elbow are involved in some type of repetitive activity. Weak musculature and muscle imbalances can also contribute to the onset of symptoms.

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Symptoms of Tennis Elbow Can Include:

  • Burning/pain along the outside of the elbow.
  • Pain is worse when gripping or lifting objects.
  • Pain radiates into the forearm.

Dr. Jurbala and his skilled staff will determine an appropriate treatment for you if you are diagnosed with tennis elbow. Treatment options may include stretching exercises, orthopedic rehabilitation and anti-inflammatory medication. Surgery is only recommended for patients suffering from extreme, debilitating pain that is unresponsive to non-operative treatments.

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