Sports Med

Hecht_Walking_Shoes_158762352 copyDr. Joseph Hecht brings a very deep clinical knowledge to every sports med injury assessment due to his long-standing history treating sports-related injuries .

Dr. Hecht and his team of physician extenders help active individuals and athletes of all abilities who need to address sports-related pain and dysfunction.

Sports Medicine is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries due to athletic activity. Many of these disorders are treated with arthroscopic surgery, a minimally invasive surgical method that utilizes a camera to look inside a joint and specialized instruments to carry out any necessary surgery in that joint.

The practice of sports medicine is a team approach with input from orthopaedic surgeon, non-surgical sports specialists, rehabilitation specialist, athletic trainer, and physical therapist.

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Diagnostic areas include:




  • Biceps Tendon Rupure
  • Bursitis
  • Elbow Dislocation
  • Elbow Spurs, loose bodies
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Tennis Elbow – Elbow Epicondylitis
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) Tear



  • Cartilage Injuries
  • Degenerative Joint Disease (Osteoarthritis)
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury (ACL)
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injury
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament Injury (LCL Injury)
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injury
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Quadricep/Patella Tendon Rupture



  • Biceps Tendon Rupture
  • Fractured Collarbone
  • Bursitis
  • Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Separation
  • Sternoclavicular Joint Dislocation
  • Superior Labrum Anterior to Posterior (SLAP) Lesion Tear
  • Throwing Injuries


Hecht_SportsMed_136239009 copyWhy Dr. Joseph Hecht?

Dr. Hecht is one of the top orthopaedic and joint replacement surgeons in Indiana and Chicagoland, providing superior knowledge and expertise in the area of Sports Medicine conditions and treatments.