Sports Medicine

Sports medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Group offers innovative and effective treatment for sports-related injuries. Since 1985, Cedars-Sinai Medical Group has focused on comprehensive healthcare and disease prevention. As the practice of sports medicine continues to evolve, new practices and techniques have changed the practice of orthopedics. Our focus is on state-of-the-art treatment with an emphasis on personalized, caring attention.


Professional, amateur, scholastic and recreational athletes all sustain injuries
that are treated by the sports medicine orthopedist. Injuries caused by repetitive
activities can lead to tendonitis and bursitis in various joints that can be treated effectively both in the office and the operating room. Traumatic injuries
can be more severe and may require joint or ligament reconstruction.


Nonoperative treatment of injuries (e.g., sprains, bruises, contusions and
concussions) and preventive care are important aspects of sports medicine.
Proper technique and training, as well as proper diet and exercise, should be a part
of all comprehensive sports medicine care.

Sports medicine operative treatment is often performed in an outpatient setting. This means quicker recovery and no hospital stays. With smaller incisions, pain is easier to control, and recovery can be hastened.

The use of arthroscopy (very small, pencilthin cameras) and smaller instruments has allowed minimally invasive techniques to sometimes replace more traditional, open
surgical procedures.

Diagnostic and therapeutic arthroscopy and reconstruction of ligaments and
tendons in the shoulder, elbow, knee, ankle and other joints continue to be the
hallmark of sports medicine.

With recent advances, orthopaedic sports medicine has enabled better care and will
continue to provide cutting-edge technology for a wide variety of patients.

Our Expert Physician

David B. Golden, MD joined Cedars-Sinai Medical Group in 2002. With
fellowship training in trauma and sports medicine, he specializes in minimally
invasive knee and shoulder reconstructive surgery. Dr. Golden received his
bachelor's and medical degrees from the Ohio State University. At Harvard
University, he completed a residency in orthopedic surgery, followed by
fellowships in trauma surgery and sports medicine. With expertise in sports
medicine, Dr. Golden served as Assistant Team Physician for the 2001 World
Champion New England Patriots.

For More Information

For more information about sports medicine at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Group, please contact Dr. Golden's office:

Cedars-Sinai Medical Group
200. N. Robertson Blvd, Suite 205
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: (310) 385-3326
Alt Phone: (800) 700-6424 Member Services
Fax: (310) 385-3312