The following injuries may be treated without surgery:
Achilles tendon ruptures
- Achilles tendon ruptures are often treated surgically, but studies have shown that patients with complete Achilles ruptures who undergo a dynamic functional rehabilitation program have equivalent outcomes to patients who undergo surgical repair, and they avoid the risk of surgical complications.
- Rotator cuff tears are not always the cause of shoulder pain. Several non-surgical options are available to treat this injury.
- Many recreational athletes who suffer ACL ruptures can be effectively treated non-surgically with a diligent rehabilitation program and a period of activity modification. Dr. Mahooti generally recommends a non-surgical approach in patients over 40, and often for younger patients who engage in mild to moderate sports and activities that don’t require cutting or pivoting.