James M. Lee, Jr., MD
Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist located in West Orange, NJ & Bayonne, NJ
Through his sports medicine service, James M. Lee, Jr, MD, in Orange, New Jersey, and Bayonne, New Jersey, is able to put his years of training and experience to work for athletes. As a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Lee works with both professional and amateur athletes to improve their game and reduce their risk of injury. With comprehensive wellness strategies, athletes under his care become stronger and more fit while having a physician on their team if an injury does occur.
Sports Medicine Q & A
What is sports medicine?
Sports medicine is a specialty that focuses on:
- Physical fitness
- Injury prevention
- Exercise medicine
Dr. Lee works with athletes at every level from the weekend softball warrior to the serious college football player to develop programs that manage:
Dr. Lee is also on hand to treat common sports injuries including rehabilitation designed to get a player back into the game.
What are some common sports injuries?
Injuries that athletes often experience include:
- Muscle cramps
- ACL sprains
- ACL tears
- Shin splints
Dr. Lee also treats more advanced problems such as rotator cuff tears and fractures. Often he is called in to work with patients who have minor injuries in order to prevent more serious damage as they train or compete. He works with several teams in New Jersey to create preventative training plans that help keep young athletes healthy on and off the field.
Does Dr. Lee only treat competitive athletes?
Dr. Lee's patients are not limited to competitive athletes. He helps patients who want to improve their overall fitness or start training to play particular sports for the first time. Even the occasional golfer, runner or tennis player might come in for treatment with Dr. Lee.
What kinds of services are part of the Sports Medicine program?
Beyond the obvious treatment for sports-related injuries, Dr. Lee also:
- Helps condition athletes
- Provides dietary and supplement advice
- Coordinates with trainers for injury prevention
Sports medicine is a well-rounded program that caters to the needs of each patient. Dr. Lee will start with a physical exam that includes a full medical and family history. He will work with patients to establish goals for themselves and develop strategies to get them there. He will also provide tips based on their sport of choice to avoid getting hurt and treat minor injuries at home. He can provide exercises to build up problem areas to improve performance and reduce risk injury, as well.