Tag Archives: Southeastern Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine

Ask the Doc: Common Injuries in Student Athletes

Fall sports are in full swing for student athletes ranging from Pre-K to college. In this interview from a webinar at WLTX this month, Dr. Justin Knight, orthopaedic surgeon at Southeastern Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine, talks about the most common injuries he sees in young people who play sports – and what we can do to prevent them.

 

Notes from the Doctor:

~Dr. Knight says he treats a wide variety of injuries from strains and sprains to more complex ligament injuries involving the knee, shoulder and ankle.
~For injuries related to overuse, Dr. Knight advises giving it a few weeks to feel better and use anti-inflammatory medications. If it doesn’t improve, call an orthopaedic specialist.
~Injuries that involve a “pop” or “snap” may need more immediate attention.

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Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery at Lexington Medical Center

In case you missed it, The State newspaper published a 12-page special health section on orthopaedics and neurosurgery at Lexington Medical Center. It showcases our services and features compelling stories of our patients. From sports medicine to pain management and total joint replacement, our hospital provides comprehensive care. Read the flip version of the section below.

Lexington Medical Center Welcomes Justin Knight, MD

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Justin R. Knight, MD, to its network of care at Southeastern Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine. The physician practice provides comprehensive orthopaedic care and services, including arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle; total shoulder and knee replacement; partial knee replacement; and ACL reconstruction.

knight_justinA Lexington native, Dr. Knight is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of South Carolina Honors College with a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering. He earned his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He went on to complete fellowship training in sports medicine at the UHZ Sports Medicine Institute in Miami.

During his fellowship, Dr. Knight was actively involved in the care of high school, collegiate and professional athletes, including players for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers, Florida International University Panthers, as well as MMA and UFC fighters. He was also part of the Miami Dolphins medical staff at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dr. Knight worked in private practice in South Florida after his training, treating a wide variety of sports, trauma and general orthopaedic conditions, and he served as the team physician for Johnson & Wales University in North Miami.

He specializes in sports medicine, as well as arthroscopic and open management of shoulder, knee and elbow conditions. In addition to treating elite and recreational competitors and non-athletes with musculoskeletal symptoms, Dr. Knight has specific interest in shoulder reconstruction, shoulder arthroscopy, knee ligamentous reconstruction, knee arthroscopy, cartilage restoration, sports injury management and fracture care.

Dr. Knight is accepting new patients. To learn more or make an appointment, visit SEOrthopaedic.com.