Sports Medicine, also known as sports and exercise medicine (SEM), is a branch of medicine that deals with the treatment and prevention of sports and exercise-related injuries and improving fitness and performance. The main objective of sports medicine is to help individuals engage in sports and exercise in a safe and effective manner to accomplish their training goals.
Orthopaedic problems in children are different from that of adults as the bones in children are constantly growing and are bendable until a certain age. Moreover, young children may not be able to express the symptoms associated with bone or joint conditions to their physicians. Hence, a paediatric orthopaedic surgeon may be needed to diagnose and address these issues in children.
Dr. Mbugua is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon certified by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board. He specializes in Sports Medicine with his main focus being surgical and non-surgical management of sports and exercise-related injuries. He has specialized training in ligament reconstructions of the knee, meniscus surgery, cartilage surgery, plus specialized keyhole shoulder surgery. He also has a keen interest in Child orthopaedics and sports injuries in young athletes.
Arthroscopic surgery, also known as arthroscopy, is a surgical procedure to visualise, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint using a specialised instrument known as an arthroscope.