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Tendon and Ligament injuries

At Bozeman Sports Medicine, we offer many advanced medical treatments to help you recover in record time in the least invasive way.

PRP treatment for torn ligaments and joints by Bozeman Sports Medicine

Learn about Tendon and Ligament injuries in Bozeman

Tendons and ligaments are primarily made of collagen, which is manufactured in long fibrils by cells called fibroblasts. Collagen bundles are strong along their longitudinal axis – that is, they are resistant to being stretched. Tendons connect muscle to bone to create power and motion, and ligaments connect bone to bone at joints to create joint stability. Severe ligament sprains result in a joint that can be moved in an abnormal direction or to an abnormal extent.

Tendon injuries can occur slowly, over months or years, or suddenly. They are best diagnosed using ultrasound imaging. Because tendons have a poor blood supply, they tend not to heal, meaning that the same injury can be carried through life unless it is repaired. Partial tears of tendons respond well to treatment with PRP and a filler. Full-thickness tears often require surgery. Fortunately, we can catch many of these tears early and repair them with PRP, preventing their progression to a full-thickness tear.

Ligament injuries are usually sudden (e.g., a sprained ankle). If we can diagnose these early, those of moderate severity to even complete tears do well with our treatments. This needs to occur no more than 2 weeks post-injury to be effective.

Frequently Asked Questions

A non-invasive way of getting your body’s healing mechanisms to work for you so you can get back to living the life you love.

Injuries to tendons, ligaments, joints and nerves are best treated by utilizing your body’s own cells to direct the healing process.  Surgery is no longer the gold standard. In chronic injuries, these healing cells are not present at the injury site any longer.  Using ultrasound guidance, we are able to deliver them precisely to where they need to be.  These treatments have allowed our patients to return to their full potential and back to living their best life.

At Bozeman Sports Medicine we care about your health and want you to be a partner in your wellness plan. When you visit our clinic you will find a welcoming environment where you are treated like a person, not just a patient, by a highly trained and friendly doctor who takes your condition seriously. We provide cutting-edge diagnostic tools and therapeutic treatments to help you reach your wellness goals.

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Conditions & Symptoms that benefit our treatments

Rotator cuff partial thickness tears
Tennis and golfer’s elbow
Sacroiliac ligament tears
Osteoarthritis – any joint
Patellar and Achilles tendinosis
Knee MCL and LCL tears
Stress fractures
Lateral hip tendon tears
Achilles tendon partial thickness tears
Tendinosis (previously called tendinitis)
Nerve entrapments
•  Occipital neuralgia
•  Peripheral nerve entrapments in extremities
Hamstrings tears
Lumbar spine fascia tears
Ligament tears causing joint
Wrist TFCC tears
Plantar fasciopathy (previously called plantar fasciitis)
Biceps tendinopathy
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