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Dr. Craig R. Bottoni, M.D.

Sports Medicine Specialist

Dr. Craig R Bottoni M.D. is a top Sports Medicine Specialist in Tripler Army Medical Center, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Craig R Bottoni M.D. is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Craig R Bottoni M.D. is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Craig R Bottoni M.D. is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Tripler Army Medical Center, HI, Dr. Craig R Bottoni M.D. is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
28 years Experience
Dr. Craig R. Bottoni, M.D.
  • Tripler Army Medical Center, HI
  • University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

My son has dislocated his shoulder twice from playing baseball. Will this have an effect on him in the future?

The primary determinant of recurrence is age at the time of the first dislocation since he has already had a 2nd dislocation. I would recommend an appointment with a sports medicine READ MORE
The primary determinant of recurrence is age at the time of the first dislocation since he has already had a 2nd dislocation. I would recommend an appointment with a sports medicine fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon for discussion regarding surgery.

Should PT be recommended in any sport for any age?

There is a clear distinction between recovery from injuries and prevention. Physical therapists (or physiotherapists as they're known in Canada and Europe) are experts in musculoskeletal READ MORE
There is a clear distinction between recovery from injuries and prevention. Physical therapists (or physiotherapists as they're known in Canada and Europe) are experts in musculoskeletal rehabilitation following injuries, both operative and non-operative. We (Orthopaedic surgeons) work closely with therapists as a team to get you back to pre-injury playing condition.
However, if you are not injured, then a conditioning expert, strength coach and a sport specific expert are the types of people who can asssit you in feeling and playing your best. Many sporting Injuries can not be prevented- they are just bad luck. Don't ignore pain or your injury when it does occur.