Sports surgery is the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries that are as a result of exercise. As a result of the increasing number of people participating in sport, the number of injuries increases. Sports surgery involves rehabilitation after an injury as well as the surgery, if required
Who is sports surgery for?
Sports surgery is not just for top class athletes, but for anyone involved in sport, however regular.
I have had the opportunity to help a number of professional sports people, allowing them to return to their occupations. However sports surgery is for anyone, regardless of how much sport they do. As a result, the majority of my patients participate in sport once or twice a week, either to keep fit, or even just for the fun of it!
What does Mr Banim offer?
I work closely with physiotherapists and other healthcare professionals, in order to provide a multidisciplinary approach.
Most patients with sports injuries do not require surgery, having suffered muscle and ligament injuries. Therefore my role is often to confirm a diagnosis, allowing for ongoing therapy.
However there are a number of conditions where surgery is required, such as meniscal tears, and some ligament ruptures. Then I am able to provide a rapid diagnosis, with the help of MRI scans and other imaging if required. We can then plan for surgery at an appropriate time.
After I have performed the surgery that is required, I work with the therapist to rehabilitate the patient as quickly as possible, allowing them to return to whatever they wish to do.