Sports medicine specialists are medical doctors who specialize in
the treatment of people who have injuries to their bones, muscles, joints, tendons,
or ligaments that result from physical activity. Such injuries may include
cartilage tears, ligament ruptures of the knee, and shoulder or knee problems.
Sports medicine specialists may be doctors in emergency medicine,
family medicine, or internal medicine. Or they may be pediatricians who further
specialize in sports medicine. Orthopedic surgeons also often specialize in
Sports medicine specialists can be board-certified through the
Boards of Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, or
Pediatrics, all of which are recognized by the American Board of Medical
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