Top Sports Medicine Doctor in the San Diego & Orange County Areas

The term Sports Medicine is used by health care professionals in a wide range of medical and holistic fields of study. Sports Medicine is sometimes claimed by chiropractors, massage therapists, personal trainers, orthopedic surgeons, athletic trainers and others as a specialty. While many of these positions do fall within the very large scope of treating elite athletes, weekend warriors and general physically active individuals of any age, the term Sports Medicine Specialist, uniquely defines Dr. Derrington’s work.

At Derrington Orthopedics – Interventional Sports and Spine, Dr. Derrington as a specialist of osteopathic medicine has extensively trained in the “non-surgical”, regenerative approach to sports-related musculoskeletal injuries and conditions, such as ligament, menisci, muscle tears and strains.

Derrington Orthopedics philosophy and treatment of sports injuries and chronic conditions:

Sports Physical Evaluation/Examination:

Includes hands on physical inspection, functional orthopedic testing, review of systems, history of chief complaint, review of imaging studies and real-time musculo-skeletal ultrasound diagnostic imaging.

Regenerative Medicine Injection Procedures:

We offer the nation’s most advanced same day stem cell and platelet procedures.

On-Site Diagnostic Testing:

Sensory nerve threshold test (can determine what nerve and location of the pathology that is causing pain), computerized static stance and dynamic gait analysis: can determine body balance, weight distribution, gait symmetry)

Peripheral Joint Injections:

Ultrasound and Fluoroscopic Guided Joint Injections


Injections to ligaments and tendons to improve joint stability and normal joint articulation.
Percutaneous Hydro-Dissection of Peripheral Nerves, under Ultrasound-Guidance utilizing regenerative biological cells to reduce nerve inflammation and adhesions.

Viscosupplementation Injections:

Hyaluronic Acid (synthetic lubrication of degenerated and painful joints)