Athletes all have one thing in common – they want to stay active and healthy. When an injury or pain prevents them from doing want they want to do, they seek professional help from an orthopedic doctor who specializes in sports medicine. At Texas Orthopedics in Austin, Dr. John McDonald specializes in sports medicine, including hip, knee, and shoulder arthroscopy as well as general orthopedics.
A sports enthusiast all his life, Dr. McDonald encourages a team approach with shared decision making with each of his patients. From the very first appointment, an emphasis is placed on the patient's values, preferences, goals, and expectations. A thorough discussion will also include the current and best scientific literature and Dr. McDonald's opinion based on his extensive training and expertise. When patients, their families, physical therapists, and physicians all work together, the patient can achieve a quicker recovery and the success they desire through nonsurgical or surgical means.