Orthopedic Surgery

Our orthopedic surgeons specialize in correcting musculoskeletal issues resulting from sport injuries, disease, infections and more. 

Routine Procedures

Shoulder Arthroscopy

A shoulder arthroscopy is used to diagnose and treat shoulder injuries. It can be used to diagnose problems with ligaments, tendons, inflammation, fractures, and the presence of loose objects. It is a minor surgery, which is usually done as an outpatient. During this surgery, the doctor makes several small incisions (cuts) on the top of the shoulder and inserts an arthroscope (a small tube-like lighted instrument) into the shoulder. This allows the doctor to see the entire shoulder joint. Small instruments can also be inserted through the arthroscope that can be used, in some cases, to repair certain injuries or problems.

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Knee Arthroscopy

Knee arthroscopy has become one of the most common procedures used to diagnose and treat knee injuries. It is a minor surgical procedure that is done on an outpatient basis. The doctor makes several small incisions (cuts) around the knee and then inserts the arthroscope (a small tube-like instrument) into your knee. This allows the doctor to see the entire knee joint. In many cases he will also be able repair some injuries. 

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Knee Replacement

A total knee replacement is a major surgery that is done to replace a damaged knee joint and replace it with a new artificial joint made of metal and plastic. The knee joint may have been damaged from an injury or from arthritis. A total knee replacement is done when the knee joint is damaged to the point that there is no cartilage (cushion) present and the patient is very limited in walking or is having severe pain.

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Carpal Tunnel Release

The carpal tunnel is an opening in your wrist that is surrounded by bones and ligaments. One of the nerves to your hand (the median nerve) passes through this opening. In Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, the tissues around this nerve swell, causing pressure on the nerve. This causes pain, numbness, and tingling in the wrist, hand, or fingers. With repetitive movements, the nerve remains irritated and the symptoms may get worse. The hand that you use the most is usually affected although you may have this problem in both wrists and hands.

Surgery is often recommended if you have had severe symptoms for more than six months or if the CTS is causing you to lose muscle strength in your thumb. There are several different types of surgery designed to treat CTS.

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