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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
Knee ligament injuries
The most common surgeries to treat sports-related injuries are:
ACL repair or reconstruction
Tendon repair surgery
Laminectomy or laminotomy
Discectomy or microdiscectomy
Bone fracture repair surgery
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.