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Orthopedic care for sports injuries and conditions

Helping you to recover from a sports injury so that you can return to being fully active is our main goal. This applies to competitive athletes and weekend warriors cycling 100 miles on a Saturday morning or doing projects around the house. Whether you are dealing with pain from arthritis or an injury (meniscus tear, dislocated shoulder, ACL injury, rotator cuff tear), a sports medicine orthopedic doctor can help you return to your activities safely.

About ARC sports medicine specialists

Most sports injuries can be treated with rest, pain relievers, ice, bracing, or a sling. During your initial visit with an orthopedic surgeon, they will guide you through the proposed treatment plan. If surgery is the appropriate step, your surgeon will discuss which surgical procedure will offer you the best recovery and develop a post-surgery rehabilitation plan. Sports medicine surgeons are specially trained and skilled in arthroscopic surgery, as well as other leading-edge, advanced techniques.

Services

ACL Reconstruction

ACL Reconstruction

The ACL is the ligament in the knee that controls rotation and forward movement of the tibia (shin bone), and is the most common ligament to be injured. ACL reconstruction is a surgical treatment to restore stability at the knee joint.

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Hip Arthroscopy

Hip Arthroscopy

Hip arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that allows doctors to view the hip joint without making a large incision (cut) through the skin and other soft tissues, and is used to diagnose and treat a wide range of hip problems.

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Knee Arthroscopy

Knee Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure, which means it uses only small incisions, used to diagnose and treat conditions that affect joints in the knees.

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Rotator Cuff Repair

Rotator Cuff Repair

The rotator cuff is made up of muscles and tendons that hold the shoulder in place, that allows you to lift your arm and reach up. A rotator cuff tear involves 1 or more rotator cuff tendons becoming inflamed and torn from overuse, aging, a fall on an outstretched hand, or a collision.

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Shoulder Arthroscopy

Shoulder Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgery (it doesn't need a large incision) that offers faster recovery and less pain than open surgery. Arthroscopy is used to look inside a joint with the use of a scope (arthroscope) to inspect and possibly repair the inside of the shoulder.

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Conditions

ACL Tear

ACL Tear

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee is one of four knee ligaments that stabilize the knee, and is one of the most common ligaments to be injured. The ACL is often stretched or torn during a sudden twisting motion, or when the feet stay planted one way, but the knees turn the other way.

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Arthritis

Arthritis

Arthritis and other rheumatic diseases are characterized by pain, swelling, and limited movement in joints and connective tissues in the body.

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Bicep Tendon Injury

Bicep Tendon Injury

Shoulder tendonitis is often caused by a tendon being pinched by nearby structures. The condition often occurs in certain activities that require your arm to move over your head repeatedly.

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Biceps Tendon Rupture (Distal)

Biceps Tendon Rupture (Distal)

A distal biceps tendon rupture causes pain and swelling near the elbow that subsides a couple weeks after injury. A rupture may also cause bruising on the forearm and elbow.

Cartilage Injury

Cartilage Injury

Torn cartilage is a common knee problem that can often occur with sprains. Treatment may involve wearing a brace during an activity to protect the knee from further injury. Surgery may be needed to repair or remove the tear.

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Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)

Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)

Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a condition in which extra bone grows along one or both of the bones that form the hip joint — giving the bones an irregular shape. Because they do not fit together perfectly, the bones rub against each other during movement. Over time this friction can damage the joint, causing pain and limiting activity.

Labral Tear

Labral Tear

The labrum is a piece of fibrocartilage (rubbery tissue) attached to the rim of the shoulder socket that helps keep the ball of the joint in place. When this cartilage is torn, it is called a labral tear.

Meniscus Tear

Meniscus Tear

Meniscus tears can happen during a sudden rotating movement while bearing weight, such as when twisting the upper leg while the foot stays in one place during an activity, or can develop over time (degenerative).

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Other Ligament Injuries (MCL, PCL, etc.)

Other Ligament Injuries (MCL, PCL, etc.)

Ligaments are bands of tough, elastic connective tissue that surround a joint to give support and limit the joint's movement. When ligaments are damaged, the knee joint may become unstable. Ligament damage often happens from a sports injury. A torn ligament severely limits proper knee movement. This results in the inability to pivot, turn, or twist the leg. Surgery is a choice to fix a torn ligament if other treatment does not work.

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Patellar Dislocation

Patellar Dislocation

A patella dislocation occurs when the knee cap pops sideways out of its vertical groove at the knee joint, usually caused by force, from a collision, a fall or a bad step.

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Rotator Cuff Tear

Rotator Cuff Tear

The rotator cuff is made up of muscles and tendons that hold the shoulder in place, that allows you to lift your arm and reach up. A rotator cuff tear involves 1 or more rotator cuff tendons becoming inflamed and torn from overuse, aging, a fall on an outstretched hand, or a collision.

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Shoulder Dislocation

Shoulder Dislocation

Shoulder dislocation is often caused by a major force that separates your shoulder joint's ball (the top rounded part of your upper arm bone) from your joint's socket (glenoid). Treatment may include rehab, limiting movement, or surgery, if nonsurgical methods don't restore stability.

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Subacromial Impingement/Bursitis

Subacromial Impingement/Bursitis

Bursitis is an inflammation of a closed sac of fluid located near the joints called a bursa, and is typically caused by repetitive overhead activities and minor trauma such as falls. When the bursa becomes inflamed, it causes joint pain and swelling.

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Locations & Providers

  • ARC Cedar Park Building B
    801 East Whitestone Boulevard
    Building B
    Cedar Park, TX 78613
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    • Matthew D. Driscoll, MD
      Matthew Driscoll
      Matthew D. Driscoll, MD
      Orthopedics Hip CareKnee CareShoulder CareSports Medicine
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 0 - 99

    • Daniel D. Piligian, PA-C
      Daniel Piligian, PA-C
      Daniel D. Piligian, PA-C
      Orthopedics Hip CareKnee CareShoulder CareSports MedicineNon-surgical Sports & Musculoskeletal Medicine
      4.9

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 12 - 99

  • ARC Far West
    6835 Austin Center Boulevard
    Austin, TX 78731
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    • Jeffrey R. Padalecki, MD
      Jeffrey Padalecki, MD
      Jeffrey R. Padalecki, MD
      Orthopedics Hip CareKnee CareShoulder CareSports Medicine
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 0 - 99

  • ARC Medical Park Tower Orthopedics
    1301 West 38th Street
    Suite 102
    Austin, TX 78705
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    • Michael A. Andreo, MD
      Michael Andreo
      Michael A. Andreo, MD
      Orthopedics Hip CareKnee CareSports MedicineHip & Knee Replacement Surgery
      4.9

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 0 - 99

    • Matthew D. Driscoll, MD
      Matthew Driscoll
      Matthew D. Driscoll, MD
      Orthopedics Hip CareKnee CareShoulder CareSports Medicine
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 0 - 99

    • Jenna L. Kavanaugh, MPAS, PA-C
      Jenna Kavanaugh
      Jenna L. Kavanaugh, MPAS, PA-C
      Orthopedics Hip CareKnee CareShoulder CareSports Medicine

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 16 - 99

    • Jeffrey R. Padalecki, MD
      Jeffrey Padalecki, MD
      Jeffrey R. Padalecki, MD
      Orthopedics Hip CareKnee CareShoulder CareSports Medicine
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 0 - 99

    • Daniel D. Piligian, PA-C
      Daniel Piligian, PA-C
      Daniel D. Piligian, PA-C
      Orthopedics Hip CareKnee CareShoulder CareSports MedicineNon-surgical Sports & Musculoskeletal Medicine
      4.9

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 12 - 99

  • ARC Round Rock
    940 Hesters Crossing Road
    Round Rock, TX 78681
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    • Matthew D. Driscoll, MD
      Matthew Driscoll
      Matthew D. Driscoll, MD
      Orthopedics Hip CareKnee CareShoulder CareSports Medicine
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 0 - 99

    • Daniel D. Piligian, PA-C
      Daniel Piligian, PA-C
      Daniel D. Piligian, PA-C
      Orthopedics Hip CareKnee CareShoulder CareSports MedicineNon-surgical Sports & Musculoskeletal Medicine
      4.9

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 12 - 99

  • ARC Southwest
    1807 West Slaughter Lane
    Suite 490
    Austin, TX 78748
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    • Jeffrey R. Padalecki, MD
      Jeffrey Padalecki, MD
      Jeffrey R. Padalecki, MD
      Orthopedics Hip CareKnee CareShoulder CareSports Medicine
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 0 - 99