Cape Sports Medicine Specialist services include:
- Calcific tendinopathy (Achilles, patella, rotator cuff)
- Synovitis (mechanical & rheumatic)
- Tenosynovitis / peritendonitis
- Joint effusions
Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP is an autologous blood therapeutic method that uses a patient’s own blood component to stimulate a healing process in damaged or injured tissues.
What conditions can we treat with PRP ?
- All tendinopathies, including Achilles, patella, elbow common extensor origin, elbow common flexor origin, rotator cuff
- Osteoarthritis knee, hip, shoulder, ankle, elbow, wrist
- Acute & chronic muscle strain injuries
- Acute joint injuries
- Joint osteochondral injuries
DIAGNOSTIC MUSCULOSKELETAL ULTRASOUND
Ultrasound scanning can aid the clinician in differentiating between conditions with similar presentations.
This will ensure that the optimal treatment plan is implemented, accelerating recovery and return to exercise.
Intra-articular injections are performed using a number of different substances such as corticosteroids, hyaluronic acid and others. These are performed under aseptic conditions and may require ultrasound guidance to ensure accurate administration.
Exercise ECG testing allows the clinician to assess the response to exercise and includes heart rate, rhythm, blood pressure, exercise capacity and ECG changes to be assessed dynamically as a screen for cardiovascular disease.
Many individuals, and in particular athletes, experience airway narrowing during exercise. This can be because of asthma or more commonly due to exercise induced bronchospasm. Pre and post exercise lung function tests are easily performed screening tests.
CONCUSSION TEST TOOLS [BASELINE & FOLLOW UP]
CogState and ImPACT are the leading computerised concussion tools and allow more accurate and objective assessments of concussions. This is enhanced further if the individual undergoes baseline testing.
Chronic exertional compartment syndrome is a rare cause of ongoing exercise related pain. We are able to measure compartment pressures with an indwelling catheter during exercise.
Cape Sports Medicine runs a medically supervised programme that involves systematic assessment followed by a lifestyle intervention plan that includes supervised exercise to increase functional capacity and psychological well-being of patients. The programme caters for anyone who has:
- Cardiac Disease (bypass surgery, angioplasty, stent, arrhythmia, valve disease, heart failure, pacemakers etc.)
- Peripheral Vascular Disease
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Renal Disease
- Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis
- HIV Disease
- Frailty and aging