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Orthopedic Medicine

Ankle Injuries: When you have had one ankle sprain too many it’s time to think about a stabilization procedure. Small incision, arthroscopically aided surgery for the unstable and painful ankle is among your doctor’s specialties in Sports Medicine practice.

Tennis Elbow: How many people, athletes and non-athletes too, are avoiding essential activities because their elbows hurt. It’s called epicondylitis, it’s very common and very easy to cure. Your doctor has successfully treated hundreds of epicondylitis patients—many cured with just one injection, bad cases with a twenty minute, minimally invasive surgical procedure.

Carpal Tunnel: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is characterized by symptoms caused by compression of the median nerve travelling through the carpal tunnel. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome affects the hands since it is an upper limb neuropathy that results in motor and sensory disturbance of the median nerve.

This condition affects individuals by causing pain, paresthesias, and sometimes weakness in the median nerve distribution. Those diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome may experience pain, numbness and tingling sensations in the arm, which may extend to the shoulder and neck area; these feelings are more prevalent at night due to various sleeping positions. To aid in the prevention of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, stretching exercises of the wrist, hand, and fingers have been used to combat the pain and numbness caused by repetitive actions. Other than using recommended stretches and exercises, useful treatments for CTS include use of night splints, corticosteroid injections and ultimately surgery.

Most cases of carpal tunnel syndrome have been found to be without a specific cause and certain individuals may be genetically predisposed to this condition.

Shoulder Surgery

Arthroscopic rotator cuff: Shoulder pain at night in bed? Can’t throw, reach or even put on a coat without pain? A small, sharp bone spur grinding away at the smooth tendons of your rotator cuff is the likely cause. Get rid of the spur, the tear and the pain in a morning. Three-bandaid surgery done through the arthroscope.

Arthroscopic Repair for Instability: Coming out of the socket, partially or completely, the unstable shoulder is repaired with arthroscopic surgery. Reliably and less painful than open surgery, putting you back into the sports and activities you now must avoid.

Shoulder Replacement: Grinding bone on bone, the pain worsening stiffness of shoulder arthritis shouldn’t be something you put up with. It is open surgery but with block anesthesia patients are very comfortable, many going through the entire process with fewer narcotics.

Hip replacement and Knee Replacement

Hip Replacement: Arthritis of the hip produces some of worst, deepest pain we can experience. Hip replacement surgery, termed arthroplasty, is among your doctor’s most commonly performed procedures. The modular, uncemented, ceramic, minimally invasive, non-muscle-cutting approach now becoming the industry standard. It has been wonderfully successful, for over two decades a safe and reliable cure for arthritic hip pain.

Knee Replacement: Your doctor utilizes minimally invasive unicompartmental knee replacement whenever possible for his patients whose knee arthritis requires surgery. This approach involves very little disruption of the tissues and ligaments within and around the knee—replacing only the worn, weight-bearing surfaces on the inner side of the knee. Called a “partial” knee replacement, this surgery enjoys great patient acceptance because it is relatively smaller and more comfortable than traditional knee replacement.

When the arthritis involves the whole knee, however, a traditional knee replacement is the best answer. Beside technical expertise in performing knee replacement surgery, your doctor brings his knee patients the benefits of his enormous experience with pain control and rehabilitation.