Being an orthopedic surgeon in Alabama, Dr. Matthews is trained to treat and identify all forms of injury to your musculoskeletal system, including the bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and joints. After making a diagnosis, Dr. Matthews will often resort to surgery when all the other treatment options have already been exhausted or ruled out. Patients might need the attention of an orthopedic surgeon for torn ligaments, sports injuries, fractures, sprains, and more.
Sports medicine physicians are trained to provide treatment and prevention plans for those participating in sports and related physical activities. Dr. Matthews 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.