Treating Arthritis, Sports Injuries and Chronic Joint Conditions
Our surgery center specializes in helping patients who are suffering from conditions related to chronic arthritis and sports-related injuries.
We offer a variety of procedures that can help you regain strength in your bones and joints, in addition to treating specific conditions caused by sports injuries.
Our surgeons are equipped and trained in procedures such as ACL reconstruction, rotator cuff repair and plasma injection.
If you have suffered from a recent injury to your knee joint, or if you experience chronic pain, your doctor or surgeon may recommend a knee arthroscopy.
A knee arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that allows physicians to insert a small camera to view the joint of your knee, without making large incisions.
In order to repair your knee, general anesthesia will be used and your surgeon will insert tiny instruments into the incision to fix or remove any damage.
Although the procedure is relatively minor, physical rehabilitation may be recommended as a follow up in order for you to regain the flexibility and mobility you once had.
During a shoulder arthroscopy, your surgeon will insert a tiny camera into your shoulder joint that will allow them to see and repair any damage.
In most cases, a shoulder arthroscopy may be the recommended treatment if you have injured or overused the tendons within or surrounding your rotator cuff.
General anesthesia will be used and your shoulder will be numbed so that you don’t feel any pain. In addition to repairing any damage, your surgeon will also take a good look at your other tendons and muscles to make sure they don’t require any repair.
If any additional damage is detected during the arthroscopy, your surgeon will most likely recommend another follow up procedure.
An ACL Reconstruction is a surgical treatment needed to repair and reconstruct the ligament within the center of your knee.
Your surgeon will use general anesthesia before the procedure and either your own tissue or donor tissue will be used to repair the ligament.
Often, your surgeon will need the assistance of a knee arthroscopy in order to make the necessary repairs to your ACL. If any additional damage is found during the arthroscopy, it will usually be repaired.
After the surgery, you will be able to go home the same day and will be required to wear a knee brace. In addition to a knee brace, physical rehabilitation or physical therapy may be recommended in order to restore flexibility and mobility.
Rotator Cuff Reconstruction
Your doctor or surgeon will recommend rotator cuff reconstruction in order to repair a torn tendon in your shoulder.
Depending on the severity of your injury, you may receive general anesthesia or regional anesthesia. A shoulder arthroscope may be used to assist with the procedure and the tendon is repaired by reattaching the muscles to the bone using suture anchors.
After the surgery, you will be required to wear a sling. Depending on the severity of the injury, you may be in the sling for 4 to 6 weeks and complete recovery can take up to 6 months or longer.
Physical therapy is often recommended as follow up in order to restore your flexibility and mobility.
Biceps Tendon Repair
When a bicep tears, it tears at the shoulder and requires immediate surgery to be fixed.
A biceps tear can either be complete or partial, so the type of surgery and recovery you need will depend upon the extent of the damage. The method of re-attaching your tendon to the joint usually results in complete recovery and restoration of the movement in your arm.
After surgery, recovery may take some time and physical therapy is often prescribed. There are few complications associated with a biceps tendon repair and the surgery often only needs to be performed once.
During your recovery, it is important that you re-introduce physical activities levels that gradually increase in intensity. Physical rehabilitation and exercise are important to regaining your full range of motion.
Platelet Rich Plasma Injection
A platelet rich plasma injection is necessary to help promote the process of wound and soft tissue healing, which can also help heal injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints.
Certain levels of the injections have also been shown to help treat osteoarthritis, and when used as a biological treatment, can speed up the healing process for major trauma, injuries and regeneration of mobility.
The procedure doesn’t take long and patients can go home the same day. After the injections, your surgeon or physician will most likely recommend stretching or some form of physical rehabilitation to re-strengthen your muscles.
Hand Surgery – Carpal Tunnel Release & Trigger Finger Release
If you suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, your physician will most likely recommend surgery to correct the problem. Usually, the pain from carpal tunnel is pain caused by a specific nerve in your wrist. This is called the median nerve and it passes through a thin passageway, called the carpal tunnel. When this nerve gets swollen, it causes pain.
During a carpal tunnel release, your surgeon will make a small incision near your wrist and the ligament that covers the carpal tunnel is cut to relieve the pressure.
Trigger finger occurs when your finger gets stuck in a bent position. If you require surgery, the process is relatively simple. Your surgeon will make a small incision near the base of the finger and will cut open the restricted section of the tendon sheath that is causing the pain.
As a patient, you will be allowed to go home the next day and a follow up may be required with your physician.
During this procedure, a surgeon will insert an arthroscope into a small incision through your wrist. The arthroscope is essentially a tiny camera that helps your surgeon inspect your wrist for any damage. This includes any bones, tendons, cartilage and ligaments.
Once the camera is inside your wrist, your surgeon will use a variety of tools to repair or fix any damage.
A wrist arthroscopy is recommended if you have chronic wrist pain, ligament tears or if you have a fracture. After the surgery is performed, you should be able to go home the same day. You will be able to return to normal activities within a few days.
Your doctor will also recommend that you do physical exercises to regain strength and flexibility.