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Sports Medicine Doctor St Petersburg


Intense athletic activity can cause injuries that interfere with your ability to participate in sports activity. Sports medicine doctors specialize in providing quality diagnosis and treatment for sports-related injuries. Whether you take part in competitive sports or are having pain with activity, it’s essential you receive treatment for sports injuries from a qualified orthopedic specialist near you.

Regenesis Orthopedics in Florida provides exceptional sports medicine in St. Pete, FL, and beyond to help you get back on your feet.

If you or a loved one are experiencing discomfort or pain from a sports-related injury, you can count on Dr. Matthew Ragsdell for exceptional service. Dr. Ragsdell is a double board-certified orthopedic surgeon with over 20 years of experience with shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle injuries.

If you’re looking for quality sports medicine treatment, you can rest easy knowing that Dr. Ragsdell and his team at Regenesis Orthopedics are ready to handle your condition. The team invests in the best education and training and uses state-of-the-art equipment and tools for the most successful outcomes.

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What Problems Can Sports Medicine Treat


Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopic Surgery is a surgical procedure for diagnosing joint problems and treating them. It’s a minor surgery which means you can go home after the procedure. Dr. Ragsdell specializes in arthroscopy of the knee and shoulder.

During the procedure, the doctor administers anesthesia and makes a small incision. The doctor then inserts a small arthroscope tool with a camera and light to find the problem in your joint. The surgeon then uses miniature surgical instruments to correct the issue.


Rotator Cuff Repair

The rotator cuff includes muscles and tendons that hold and power your shoulder. Rotator cuff injuries may occur if you strain your shoulder during sports or if you fall on your shoulder. If a rotator cuff injury does not respond to other treatments, an orthopedic surgeon may recommend rotator cuff repair surgery to restore the strength and range of motion of your shoulder. In general, the tendon takes approximately six weeks to heal with pain management and rehabilitation from the Regenesis Orthopedics team.


Meniscus Tears

A torn meniscus in the knee is one of the most common sports injuries. The injury occurs when a person forcefully rotates their knee, common during sports activities. When you have a meniscus tear, you may experience pain and catching when you move your knee.

This is because the cartilage between the major bones at the knee, the femur and the tibia, grind against each other. The meniscus cartilage absorbs shock between the bones and transmits weight. Any injury disrupts weight distribution and friction management, making it impossible to play sports.

Ice, compression, and rest can help with symptoms. However, if these treatment options don’t work, your orthopedic surgeon may perform knee arthroscopy and remove or repair the torn cartilage.


ACL Reconstruction

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a stability ligament in the knee. It connects your thighbone and shin bone, and supports the knee joint. ACL injuries are common during sports activities. You may experience ACL injuries if you:

  • Slow down suddenly and switch directions
  • Pivot on the knees with the feet planted to the ground
  • Receive high-impact blows to the knee

ACL reconstruction is an outpatient surgical procedure where Dr. Ragsdell and his team repair or replace the torn ligament with a tendon graft.


Cartilage Damage

Cartilage injuries occur when an athlete suddenly twists their leg at their knee, causing damage to the articular cartilage or the meniscus. Damage may also occur due to high impact blows to the knee, common in sports or other trauma.

If you have cartilage damage, your orthopedic surgeon may recommend arthroscopy and surgery to repair the damaged cartilage. Consult Regenesis orthopedics for a consultation on cutting edge cartilage repair techniques.

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A Note by Regenesis Orthopedics

At Regenesis Orthopedics, we boast a team of qualified practitioners dedicated to offering the best orthopedic care you can access. In addition, we’ll help you regain a healthy, pain-free lifestyle from surgical procedures to physical therapy. Contact us today to book an appointment!

Recent Reviews

"Dr.Ragsdell did a wonderful job for me on my total hip replacement!! Our son went with me for the first visit and Dr. Ragsdell explained all of it to us. We leftfeeling as if we had our answers!! He's always kind and patient!!"

– Debbie Fassler

"Would recommend this practice to anyone looking for Orthopedic help. Dr. Ragsdell explained everything in a manner I could understand. 100% improvement with my knee. His staff also top notch. So glad I found them."

– Thomas McLaughlin Jr.

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