Sports medicine physicians are trained to provide treatment and prevention plans for those participating in sports and related physical activities. Dr. Harlan is trained to treat complications such as muscle tears and strains, concussions, tendon and ligament damage, shin splints, sports hernias, fractures, and a variety of others. Treatments may include rehabilitation services, therapies and a variety of surgical operations, among others.
As an orthopedic surgeon in Missouri, Dr. Harlan is qualified to identify and treat trauma to your musculoskeletal system, including the joints, muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments. After reaching a specific medical diagnosis, Dr. Harlan will generally turn to surgery when all your other treatment options are already exhausted or eliminated. Patients may require the care and attention of an orthopedic surgeon for fractures, torn ligaments, sprains, sports injuries, and more.