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Sports injuries in soccer are common. That's why there is a separate specialty of medicine dedicated to the treatment of sports injuries called Sports Medicine. While minor wounds can heal in a few days or weeks, major ones may require surgical intervention.

The most common sports injuries are:

Ligament sprains and muscle strains
Swollen muscles
Knee ligament injuries
Shoulder injuries
Tendon injuries
Bone fractures
Dislocations
Spine injuries

The most common surgeries to treat sports-related injuries are:

Knee replacement
ACL repair or reconstruction
Meniscectomy
Arthroscopic surgery
Tendon repair surgery
Laminectomy or laminotomy
Discectomy or microdiscectomy
Bone fracture repair surgery
Hip replacement
Spinal decompression surgery

Thousands of people are traveling overseas to seek affordable health care for sports-related injuries as well as non-sports related conditions. Countries such as Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica and India are popular medical tourism destinations for such treatments.

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