In This Video
- The Women's Sports Medicine Program's multidisciplinary clinic provides comprehensive treatment for female athletes
- The Sports Injury and Performance Clinic team performs expert evaluations of sports injuries and provides a sport-specific treatment plan for return-to-play
- Call the Sports Injury and Performance Clinic now to refer a patient or schedule an appointment: 617-643-3866
In this video, Miho Tanaka, MD, orthopaedic surgeon and director of the Women's Sports Medicine Program in the Department of Orthopaedics at Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses the program's Sports Injury and Performance Clinic.
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The Women's Sports Injury and Performance Clinic is actually a physical clinic. The traditional model with these women's sports medicine multidisciplinary programs has been that it's a virtual-type setting. So if somebody has multiple conditions, needs to see an orthopedic surgeon and a physical therapist or a physiatrist or an endocrinologist, this happens over the course of several different visits.
What we've developed with the Sports Injury and Performance Clinic specifically is three physicians and providers in one clinic who see the patient all at once in one visit, and it specifically addresses issues within women's sports.
So we know that the types of sports that women and men play are different. We also know that when they play the same sports, the rules regarding contact and equipment and things like that are very different as well. And so, this clinic really focuses on the return-to-sport or the return-to-play aspect after an injury or focusing on performance. It is very, very detailed and particular to that woman's individual sport.
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