Our orthopedic surgeon uses advanced techniques and technology, including computer-assisted surgery, to diagnose and treat injuries and disorders involving the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. We provide general orthopedic care, including total hip and knee replacement, partial knee replacement and fracture care.
Total Hip and Knee Replacement
A total hip replacement is a surgical procedure where the diseased cartilage and bone of the hip joint is surgically replaced with artificial material. Total hip replacements are usually performed because of severe arthritis in the hip joint. The most common type of arthritis leading to total hip replacement is degenerative arthritis (osteoarthritis) of the hip joint. Osteoarthritis can cause intense chronic pain and can impair daily functions, including walking, climbing stairs and even rising from a sitting position.
Because replaced hip joints can fail with time, getting a total hip replacement is not an easy decision, especially for younger patients. Replacement is generally considered after pain becomes so severe that it impacts normal function despite using anti-inflammatory medication. A total hip joint replacement is an elective procedure, which means that it is an option selected among other alternatives.
Total knee replacement is also generally done when a person has a severe degenerative joint disorder such as osteoarthritis that leads to severe pain and limited function. The surgery is also performed to replace a badly fractured knee and when previous joint replacements have failed. Bilateral replacement means that both knees are replaced at the same time.
Partial Knee Replacement
During a partial knee replacement, only one part of the damaged knee is replaced. Generally, this becomes an option once non-surgical treatments or medication are not working. During the procedure, surgeons shave away diseased or damaged parts of the knee without replacing the knee entirely. Instead, they insert artificial implants to relieve the arthritis in a specific part of the knee. Compared to a total knee replacement, a partial knee replacement generally offers a quicker recovery, less blood loss and less pain after surgery.
While bones are able to bend under some pressure, they can fracture or break when enough force is applied. Every year, millions of Americans break a bone, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Broken bones are generally caused by:
- Falls or other sudden accidents
- Reduced bone density caused by osteoporosis or cancer
- Overuse resulting in stress-related injuries
Our specialist knows that every fracture is different and customizes the treatment plan for each patient depending on the location and type of fracture. We care for all types of broken bones, including hip, leg, arm, ankle, wrist and more.