In most sports, the shoulders, knees, and hips are the foundation for athletic performance and movement. Regardless of your fitness level, sports injuries are common, and the shoulders, hips, and knees can be particularly vulnerable.
As an expert in treating sports injuries, Dr. Hersch has an in-depth knowledge of sports science, and how different types of sports affect the muscles, bones, and soft tissues. His expertise in how the body moves during sports play means he can provide appropriate advice and recommendations to heal as well as prevent injuries.
In addition to being an avid sportsman himself, Dr. Hersch is highly trained and experienced in the field of sports medicine and sees patients with a wide range of sports-related injuries, focusing on the shoulders, knees, and hips.
Dr. Hersch was Fellowship-trained in sports medicine at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic. While living in Cleveland, Dr. Hersch assisted the team physicians for the Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Cleveland Rockers.
In his long career, Dr. Hersch has also been the Director of Sports Medicine at Albert Einstein Medical Center and the Head Team Physician for La Salle University, NCAA. Since his relocation to Florida in 2004, Dr. Hersch has been the Medical Director for professional tennis organizations and Team Physician for several university and high school athletic programs. In addition, for the past 10 years, Dr. Hersch has worked as an Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Physician at Palm Beach Health Network Physicians Group in Boca Raton.
There are many different types of sports injuries. Traumatic injuries occur when a player is injured during play – for instance, when a football player is tackled on the field. Other injuries can occur over time due to repeated use or overuse – for example, when a baseball player develops a rotator cuff injury.
Dr. Hersch and his team specialize in a number of different procedures, including rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic biceps tenodesis, ACL reconstruction with both allograft and autograft, and routine knee arthroscopy for common meniscal tears.
Other sports injuries he treats include:
• Torn ligaments
• Joint inflammation
• Shoulder, knee, and hip issues