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Robert E. Karsch, MD, FAAOS

Orthopaedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist located in Decatur, GA & Atlanta, GA

Sports Medicine Specialist

Sports injuries such as sprains, fractures, and dislocations can occur at any time. Dr. Karsch has extensive experience in sports medicine as a former team doctor for teams such as Morehouse College and Emory University. Dr. Karsch has offices in Decatur and Sandy Springs in order to serve patients in the Greater Atlanta area.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What Does Sports Medicine Treat?

Sports medicine involves the treatment of injuries and conditions that are a direct result of participation in sports. Sports injuries can be the result of accidents, improper training, or insufficient stretching or warm-up exercises. The most common sports injuries are sprains and strains, fractures, and dislocations.

What Are Some Common Sports Injuries?

Some of the most common injuries in sports involve:

  • Foot and ankle Injuries - Injuries in the leg below the knee include sprains and strains, ankle fractures, and Achilles tendinitis.
  • Shoulder Injuries - Severe pain in shoulders are caused by overuse of shoulder while playing sports.
  • Hip Injuries – Because the hip joint bears more weight it is more susceptible to fractures of the femur bone, labral tear, and hip dislocation.
  • Knee Injuries – Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are the most common injuries in

What Are The Most Common Treatments for Injury?

The most common treatment recommended for an injury is the RICE method. This means:

  • Rest to avoid aggravating the injury activities that may cause injury
  • Ice applied to the injured area to diminish swelling and pain.
  • Compression of the injured area with elastic wraps and splints can help to reduce swelling.
  • Elevating the injured area above heart level will reduce swelling and pain.

Dr. Karsch has extensive experience in treating many different conditions and injuries that occur through sports. Fractures, tears, dislocations, and blunt force trauma injuries should be treated immediately. If such injuries are not properly treated by a professional it can lead to more significant and permanent problems later on. Treatment for some of these conditions may be orthotics, braces, physical therapy, injections, or surgery to repair torn muscles and ligament. Rehabilitation programs and physical therapy is often recommended following the medical intervention to strengthen your muscles, improve elasticity, and improve the movements of the bones and joints.

Insurance Accepted

Please call the office for questions regarding billing and insurance. We accept most insurance plans that do not require a referral from a Primary Care Physician and will do our best to inform you of your co-pays, deductibles, and network participation. We do not accept any form of Medicaid or Tricare. We are pleased to offer CareCredit as a payment option.

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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Karsch has always been very professional around me. In the past he has done surgery on both shoulders with a great outcome and takes care of both knees."

    Floyd K.
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Karsch was also very detailed and helpful in his explanations of how he planned to repair my tendon and he also performed a seamless surgery with 0 pain."

    Brandon P.
  • "Dr. Karsch is the bomb.com. He explained everything step by step. I'm completely aware of what is going on. Hopefully I won't be back!"

    Verified Patient
  • "Excellent service - they listened and responded with sympathy and expertise. Great front office staff; friendly and prompt."

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