Sports Medicine in New Orleans
Dr. Hartman is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and Fellowship-Trained in Sports Medicine. He has dedicated his life to helping both athletes and everyday people who suffer from injuries related to sports and any other type of physical exercise. As a sports medicine physician, Dr. Hartman can prevent, diagnose, and manage sport and exercise related injuries, disorders, dysfunctions, and disease processes. He is familiar with many different types of sports and how a person’s body can respond to the demands and required skills needed to successfully perform a specific type of sport. With the completion of a fellowship, Dr. Hartman has undergone comprehensive and advanced levels of training required to help those who suffer from sports and physical activity-related injuries. If you need orthopaedic surgery in New Orleans, please feel free to contact Dr. Michael Hartman at Michael W. Hartman, MD to learn about his services in sports medicine.
Sports Medicine Physician
Sports medicine doctors are not limited to seeing patients who are competitive athletes. They can see athletes, non-athletes, and anyone who wishes to become active or begin a sport or exercise program. There are many different types of musculoskeletal injuries related to physical activity and sports, including:
- Muscle sprains and strains
- Ligament tears that are used to hold joints together
- Tears of tendons that support joints and allow them to move
- Dislocated joints
- Fractured bones
When a ligament receives an extreme amount of trauma, such as a fall or blow to the body, said ligament might be sprained. Sprains can range from first degree, which is minimal damage, to third degree, which is a complete tear. A strain is when a muscle or tendon is twisted, pulled, or torn. It often results from overstretching or over-contraction. Dislocations occur when two bones that form a joint become separated, causing the joint to dislocate. Athletes who play football, basketball, or any other high-impact sport are at risk to dislocate a joint. Fractures are breaks in a bone that can either be a result from a one-time injury to a bone, or from repeated stress to the bone over time. A one-time injury fracture is referred to as an acute fracture, while a stress fracture is when a bone suffers from repeated stress.
Contact A Sports Medicine Doctor
Whether you are a professional athlete or non-athletic individual who wishes to partake in a sporting event or activity, you may wish to seek Dr. Hartman’s assistance. Children, adolescents, adult athletes, and women are susceptible to a majority of sports or physical activity-related injuries, so it may be beneficial for them to seek an experienced sports medicine physician prior to partaking in any type of physical activity or sport. If you would like to learn more about Dr. Hartman’s specialties or would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hartman, please contact his office at 504-412-1700.
Insurance Companies Accepted
- Blue Cross
- Blue Shield
- Office of Group Benefits
- United Healthcare
- Workers' Compensation
- All major forms of payment accepted