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Sports Medicine

Recover more quickly from sports injuries

You and your family are more active than ever. That’s good news! But, as a result, athletic injuries have become more common. Sports injuries ranging from fractures to muscle tears and concussion can quickly take you out of the game. At Desert Care Network’s Institute of Clinical Orthopedics and Neurosciences (ICON), we offer the resources to help you recover more quickly:

  • A concussion management program, with computerized baseline and post-concussion testing
  • A team of orthopedic professionals who provide specialized treatment of fractures, dislocations and a variety of knee, shoulder, wrist and other joint conditions
  • Classes for athletes on strength-building, flexibility, conditioning, endurance and training techniques
  • Education for athletes, parents and coaches on injury prevention and recognition

Hands and upper extremities

Reaching, throwing, batting, doing the backstroke – all of those movements would be impossible without the versatility and flexibility of your fingers, hands, wrists, arms, elbows and shoulders. The intricate and mobile design of their joints, bones and muscles – coupled with the workout they get during sports activities – can make your body’s upper extremities highly susceptible to injury. ICON’s physicians and surgeons can treat and repair such sports-related injuries as sprains and fractures; full and partial dislocations; tendon, nerve and ligament damage; and rotator cuff tears.

Find out more about Desert Care Network’s expert orthopedic care for hand and wrist and shoulder conditions.


Most sports would be tough to play without the use of your knees, but they take a pounding in the process – not to mention sudden starts and stops, position changes and other repetitive stresses on often-hard surfaces. Those high-impact pressures can result in injuries that ICON physicians treat: fractures, dislocations, torn cartilage and ligaments and even the need for knee replacement.

Find out more about Desert Care Network's award-winning program for knee care and replacement.


Concussions are now a growing concern for even amateur athletes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that 70 percent of all sports- and recreation-related visits to emergency rooms for traumatic brain injury are for young people 10 to 19 years old. Desert Regional helps you compare your young athlete’s pre-season and post-concussion brain status with its Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment Test (ImPACT).

To find out more about Desert Care Network’s Sports Medicine Program, call (760) 416-4511.

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