Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons leverage a wealth of experience with the latest in surgical technology to deliver exceptional care. Orthopedic surgery can treat a variety of musculoskeletal injuries in all extremities, including the shoulders, knees, hands, feet, and elbows.
We begin by using non-restrictive-MRIs and digital X-Rays to evaluate the nature and severity of the injury before surgery. The specific treatment offered depends on the severity of the injury, and can range from a limited application of anesthetics to total replacement of original joints at the elbow or knee with prosthesis.
Orthopedic Surgery Procedures
Here are just some of the procedures available from our board-certified orthopedic surgeons.
ACL surgery is meant to reconstruct the ligaments in the center of the knee to restore mobility. Our surgeons perform this procedure in conjunction with a knee arthroscopy to identify any other damaged tissues and ligaments.
Like all other forms of surgery, anesthesia will be applied beforehand. During the procedure, a small incision is made in the patient’s knee, and your surgeon will use a shaver or other medical instruments to remove the torn ligament.
The replacement ligament can either be derived from your own tissue or from that of a donor. Once the procedure is finished, the incision is closed using sutures and dressing.
In an arthroscopy, your orthopedic surgeon applies local anesthesia to the injured area, then inserts a narrow tube attached to a fiber-optic video camera through a small incision. This inside view of your joint allows your surgeon to identify damage.
Arthroscopies can be used to help diagnose injuries in joints including the knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, hip, and wrist when x-rays prove insufficient.
Total Joint Replacement
In a total joint replacement procedure, we surgically remove the damaged joint and replace it with a prosthesis made of metal, plastic, or ceramic.
Hip and knee replacements are the most common target for this type of surgery. However, other injury sites that may require total joint replacement include the ankle, wrist, shoulder, and elbow joints.
Total joint replacement surgeries can take up to two hours with the patient under general anesthesia.
Carpal Tunnel Release
In more severe cases, overuse can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome. For patients suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, we offer a procedure called carpal tunnel release.
In a carpal tunnel release, your surgeon makes an incision in the palm of your hand, over the carpal tunnel ligament. They will then cut the ligament to relieve pressure on the median nerve.
This is an in-patient surgery, and you’ll typically be able to go home on the same day. After the procedure, you must wear bandages and a splint for one to two weeks.
Nuestro Equipo Cirugía Ortopédica
Thomas Riley, MD
Cirujano Ortopédico Certificado por la Junta