|WHAT ARE SPORTS-RELATED INJURIES?
Medicine is the field of medical care for athletic individuals that can encompass an array of specialties
including cardiology, orthopedic surgery, biomechanics and traumatology. Its function is not only curative
and rehabilitative, but also preventative.
Sports medicine doctors can include orthopedic surgeons, primary care
physicians and others medical experts with special training. A sports medicine doctor trained through
specialized fellowships in sports medicine has spent extra time in a formal training program studying the
care of athletes. Dr. Gerbino is a fellowship-trained, sports medicine orthopedic surgeon. Dr.
Gerbino has been a team physician at the Division 1 collegiate level since 1995. He teaches other
doctors how to be a team physician at National and International team physician courses, sponsored by the
American College of Sports Medicine.
Sports injuries are not only torn cartilages and ligaments, but also
overuse of the knee and shoulder-related pain, job-related elbow and wrist pain, as well as injuries
children may experience on the playground.
Monterey Joint Replacement and Sports Medicine treats all their
patients as if they were professional athletes. The goal is to not only make the right diagnosis, but also
provide to state-of-the-art care both operative and non-operative.
Monterey Joint Replacement and Sports Medicine
Ronald N. Chaplan, M.D Peter Gerbino, M.D.
900 Cass Street, Suite 200
Monterey, CA 93940