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Winter Sports Injuries

London Sports Medicine offers a specialist service to athletes that have sustained an injury from winter sports.

Our team of world-class sports Consultants provide a complete assessment and treatment service. With access to same day advanced imaging including the latest in MRI and CT scanning technology, as well as a one of the country’s best staffed physiotherapy departments our team provides exemplary standards of care for all patients.

Our Consultants treat professional athletes from top organisations around the country as well as sportsmen and sportswomen simply participating for leisure.

Common winter sports injuries

Injuries from winter sports are common during the winter season, as people enjoy winter sports holidays abroad. Injuries most commonly involve the upper and lower limbs

Upper limb injuries

Injuries range from bone fractures through to soft tissue injury about the shoulder and elbow region. The most common injuries are fractures of the clavicle (collar bone) and humerus, dislocations of the the major shoulder ball and socket joint itself (glenohumeral joint) or the collarbone (acromio-clavicular / ACJ) joint, together with injuries to the rotator cuff tendons. The management of ski injuries has significantly evolved in the past few years and specialist advice can be important in order to obtain the best possible outcome.

Lower limb injuries

Injuries to the lower limb include bad falls particularly to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) as well as to the medial collateral ligament (MCL). If you have suffered a fall and are experiencing knee pain then our team of winter sports specialists are on hand to help you with the best possible recovery process.

Contact us

If you are suffering with any injury related to athletics we recommend contacting our team of experts for a consultation. Our team have years of experience in treating all types of injuries sustained through athletics and offer a rapid diagnosis and treatment plan to ensure you are back on the track/field as soon as possible. You can call our team on 0207 266 6529 or email us at sportsmedicine@hje.org.uk.

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Patient information

Our Hospital is renowned for providing exemplary levels of care across more than 90 services. From orthopaedics, to urology, our private GP practice and Urgent Care Clinic, our services are led by some of London’s leading Consultants. For more information, and to find a service suitable for your care, find out more about the services that we offer.

Make an enquiry

If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information, get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on 0207 078 3891.

Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP for a consultation. You can simply refer yourself* and book an appointment.

If you have health insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa Health, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation before any treatment, and in most cases you will also require a referral letter from your GP.

If you are not registered with a GP, we have an in-house private GP practice you can use. Alternatively, we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstances.

*Please note – for investigations such as X-rays and MRIs, a referral will be required. However, we may be able to arrange this for you through our on-site private GP.

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