Treat athletic injuries and recover quickly

Sports medicine

Central Coast Arthritis and Orthopedic Specialists provides injury treatment, sport-specific training, and other services for professional athletes, weekend warriors and everyone in between. Dr. Orlando understands the importance of being able to maintain an active lifestyle, no matter what that looks like for you.

 

Whether you’re looking to rehab a minor ache or pain, obtain prompt treatment for a broken bone or torn ligament, or simply improve your overall athletic performance, Central Coast Arthritis and Orthopedic Specialists is here to help.
Always there to care

Book Your Appointment

Requested date

Requested time

Please do not submit any medical information. For emergencies, please call your doctor or visit the nearest emergency room immediately. By submitting this form, you acknowledge the transmission of personal information to Central Coast Arthritis and Orthopedic Specialists (CCAOS). CCAOS does not guarantee your appointment will be scheduled for the time and date you request. Our scheduler will contact you directly to confirm your appointment.

Sports medicine patients turn to Dr. Orlando for:

State-of-the-art diagnostics

Nonsurgical treatment for overuse injuries (e.g., tennis elbow, shoulder instability, runner’s knee, and more)

Nonsurgical treatment for sprains, strains, stress fractures, and traumatic sports injuries

ACL, MCL, and PCL repair and reconstruction

Surgical and non surgical treatment for rotator cuff and labral tears

Shoulder impingement and dislocated shoulder treatment

qode-eliptic-slider

Non-invasive PRP injections

What is it?
When you’re injured, your blood platelets release a variety of factors that initiate and promote healing. With a PRP injection, these platelets are concentrated and introduced directly at the site of your injury. The implantation of these platelets can supercharge the body’s capacity for healing.
Does it work?
Many patients see an improvement in symptoms. PRP can eliminate the need for more aggressive treatments such as long-term medication or surgery, and it can hasten the return of function.
Treats the following:
Osteoarthritis

Tendon strains and ruptures

Ligament sprains and tears

Cartilage injuries

Sports medicine frequently asked questions

I am not an athlete but I am in pain, am I still qualified to get your services?

Sports medicine covers hip, knee, and shoulder conditions–even if they are not sports related injuries. Sports medicine doctors who are also orthopedic surgeons incorporate the clinical, educational, and investigational aspects of injuries (athletic and otherwise) to treat patients of all ages. These interventions can be performed either by open surgery or arthroscopically.

 

The majority of orthopedic surgeries are performed on the ankle, knee, hip, wrist, elbow, shoulder and spine. The most frequently performed orthopedic surgeries are: knee arthroscopy and meniscectomy, shoulder arthroscopy and decompression, carpal tunnel release, knee arthroscopy and chondroplasty, removal of support implants, knee arthroscopy and ACL reconstruction, knee replacement, and hip replacement.

 

Dr. Orlando has consulted for Arthrex teaching fellow physicians new techniques in hip, shoulder, and knee surgery. He also performs total shoulder, total knee and partial knee replacements, usually on an outpatient basis. To view a more thorough list of the procedures Dr. Orlando performs, please view the appropriate kneehip,  shoulder, hand & wrist, and ankle & foot page.

What kind of surgeries does a sports medicine doctor perform?

Orthopedic surgery is a treatment procedure performed on the musculoskeletal system in case of injuries or various conditions. Sports Medicine Doctors who are also orthopedic surgeon incorporates the clinical, educational, and investigational aspects of athletic injuries to treat athletes playing at every level – from recreational to professional. These interventions can be performed either by open surgery or arthroscopically.

 

The majority of orthopedic surgeries are performed on the ankle, knee, hip, wrist, elbow, shoulder and spine. The most frequently performed orthopedic surgeries are: knee arthroscopy and meniscectomy, shoulder arthroscopy and decompression, carpal tunnel release, knee arthroscopy and chondroplasty, removal of support implants, knee arthroscopy and ACL reconstruction, knee replacement, and hip replacement.

 

Dr. Orlando has consulted for Arthrex teaching fellow physicians new techniques in hip, shoulder, and knee surgery. He also performs total shoulder, total knee and partial knee replacements, usually on an outpatient basis. To view a more thorough list of the procedures Dr. Orlando performs, please view the appropriate kneehip,  shoulder, hand & wrist, and ankle & foot page.

What does a doctor specializing in sports medicine treat?

Sports medicine doctors work with athletes on a variety of issues in multiple settings. Sports medicine doctors can be orthopedic surgeons and/or primary care physicians who prescribe treatments for professional, amateur, and recreational athletes. They’re trained to address issues associated with sports mechanics and may also counsel athletes on injury prevention. In addition, they sometimes focus on special groups of people, such as young children or the elderly. Physicians specializing in sports medicine often

 

  • Diagnose and treat athletic injuries
  • Design treatment and rehabilitation strategies
  • Consult with patients about their recovery progress
  • Prescribe medication

 

Sports medicine doctors also work alongside physical therapists to create rehabilitation plans or with athletic trainers to develop appropriate exercise regimens. Sports medicine doctors may work in a variety of environments, including hospitals, medical clinics, physical therapy practices, high schools, colleges and universities, and professional sports organizations.

 

Dr. Carlo Orlando is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and has been practicing in California for over 20 years. He specializes in arthroscopic hip, knee and shoulder surgeries and joint reconstruction. Learn more about Dr. Orlando here