Sports Medicine

Ryan Taylor, MD

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine located in Lehi, UT & Orem, UT

As a former Division I football player, experienced orthopedic surgeon Ryan Taylor, MD, MPH, understands how a sports injury can affect your life. At his practice, with an office in Orem and two in Lehi, Utah, Dr. Taylor offers comprehensive sports medicine services, including minimally invasive surgery, to get amateur and professional athletes back into the game they love as quickly and safely as possible. Find out more about available sports medicine services by calling the office nearest you or by requesting an appointment online today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What are the most common sports injuries?

Sports participation is a great way to stay active but it also increases your risk of suffering several sports injuries that can affect your health and athletic performance.

The most common sports injuries that affect athletes at all levels include overuse injuries of soft tissues and joints. Many overuse injuries are named after the sport that most often causes them like runner’s knee and tennis elbow.

Other common injuries related to sports include:

  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Dislocations
  • Meniscus tears
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Bone breaks and fractures

Sports participation can also put you at an increased risk of developing degenerative joint diseases like osteoarthritis that worsen over time and can be extremely painful.

What sports medicine services are available?

Dr. Taylor offers comprehensive sports medicine services using the latest diagnostic and treatment technologies.

While surgery is often a solution for repairing severe damage and treating chronic pain from sports injuries, Dr. Taylor often first recommends conservative treatments like medications and physical therapy.

In addition to creating a treatment plan that focuses on relieving pain and increasing range of motion, Dr. Taylor can also provide guidance for enhancing your performance in your chosen sport while reducing your risk of injuries.

Will I need surgery for sports injuries?

As a skilled orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Taylor offers both traditional and minimally invasive surgeries for sports injuries that are severe and can’t be treated with conservative methods. 

After a careful evaluation of your condition and the severity of your pain or disability, Dr. Taylor creates a custom surgery plan if he feels it’s your best option for treatment.

In many cases, Dr. Taylor can use minimally invasive surgery, including arthroscopy, that requires only small incisions to repair the soft tissues and reconstruct or replace damaged joints. 

Minimally invasive surgery for sports injuries reduces your risk of infection and other surgical complications and can help you recover faster than traditional surgery.

Following your surgery, Dr. Taylor continues to monitor your healing process and your rehabilitation through physical therapy. He can recommend the right time to return to your favorite sport without risking additional injury.

To learn more about sports medicine services available at the office of Ryan Taylor, MD, call the office nearest you today or request an appointment online now.