Sports Medicine Specialist

Anthony S. Melillo, MD -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

Bay Oaks Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Anthony S. Melillo, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon located in Houston, TX

When you have a sports injury, your goal is not only recovery but to do so as fast as possible. At Bay Oaks Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Houston, Texas, dedicated orthopaedic surgeon Anthony S. Melillo, MD, offers integrative sports medicine with compassion. Using his superior expertise, Dr. Melillo performs surgeries like ACL reconstructions, meniscal repairs and rotator cuff repair. He specializes in shoulder and knee issues, using cutting-edge surgical techniques that allow for faster healing. Get sports injury help from a top-notch specialist now: Call the office or schedule online today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine focuses on injuries and physical damage incurred during athletics and other physical activities. At Bay Oaks Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, experienced orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Melillo offers comprehensive sports medicine care. 

Dr. Melillo’s here to help every step of the way, from your diagnosis to your full recovery and return to normalcy. 

What types of injuries does sports medicine cover?

At Bay Oaks Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Dr. Melillo specializes in shoulder and knee issues that occur during and as a result of athletics. Some of the many sports injuries that Dr. Melillo commonly treats include: 

  • Sprains 
  • Strains 
  • Shoulder rotator cuff injuries
  • Labral tears
  • Meniscus tears
  • ACL injuries
  • Clavicle fractures
  • Sports concussions 

Some sports injuries aren’t quite as obvious, but still require treatment. For example, athletes can be prone to post-traumatic arthritis, a type of osteoarthritis, even years after a sports injury. 

Whether you're dealing with a traumatic sports injury, lingering damage, or an overuse injury that developed over a long period of time, Dr. Melillo skillfully diagnoses your issue and then recommends personalized treatment options aimed at a full return to function.

How does a sports medicine physician diagnose injuries?

Dr. Melillo starts by discussing your symptoms, injury circumstances, and athletic habits with you. He performs a gentle exam, during which he checks your movement and pain points. 

Often, you’ll need imaging tests like X-ray, MRI, or CT scan to isolate the area and type of damage. Dr. Melillo might perform a diagnostic arthroscopy, in which he makes a tiny incision to view your inner shoulder or knee with a miniature camera. 

What kind of sports medicine treatments are available today?

At Bay Oaks Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Dr. Melillo offers a variety of both nonoperative and operative solutions to get you back in the game. Some of the many treatment options available include: 

Nonsurgical care

Nonoperative care can vary by situation, but may include anti-inflammatory drugs, cortisone injections, hyaluronic acid injections, and regenerative medicine treatments, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy.

Surgical repairs

Dr. Melillo is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon who regularly performs procedures like ACL reconstruction, rotator cuff repair, meniscus repair, and labral tear repair. He expertly repairs both soft tissue and bone to restore your function and end your pain. 

With sports injuries of all types, physical therapy is usually part of your recovery. With physical therapy, you can restore your strength, flexibility, and function safely without risking a reinjury. 

For sports medicine care from a top-notch Houston orthopaedic surgeon, call Bay Oaks Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine or book your consultation online now.