The doctors at Orthopaedic Surgery Specialists help thousands of patients every year by treating injuries and pain in the spine, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle, and foot. We are orthopedic specialists in the following areas:
Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy
Running, biking, playing soccer and skiing make you feel energized and healthy. However, sometimes your body cannot keep up with the demands of these robust physical activities. Our team is particularly skilled in minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures, which can put you back on course faster than you might expect.
Hand & Upper Extremity
The hand is a unique area of the human body that is made up of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, skin, and blood vessels. These elements must all be in good working order for the hand to function well. The relationship between all these structures is delicate and refined. An injury or disease can affect any or all of these structures and impair the use of the hand and upper extremity. Injuries to the hand and upper extremity can keep you from writing, working or even holding your child. Our team specializes in getting you “back into the game” as quickly as possible. Surgery may be recommend, but only when non-surgical treatment fails.
Hip & Knee Replacement (Total Joint Replacement)
Arthritis in the hip and knee can keep you from ordinary activities like standing or walking. Occasionally the arthritis can be severe enough that medications, injections, and/or Physical Therapy no longer helps. It is at this time that joint replacement would be considered. An experienced orthopedic surgeon has the ability to replace the arthritic joint offering patients the best chance to return to their active lifestyles. Our team specializes in joint replacements and have helped thousands of patients with a variety of different procedures. We use of the most recent advancements in orthopedic implants, minimally invasive surgical techniques, and pain management protocols to ensure that our patients have the best chance to return to their active lifestyles.
Hip & Knee Joint Replacement Revision
A previously replaced joint can be the cause of discomfort and pain. In some cases the implanted prosthetic joint can become loose or can wear out. An experienced orthopedic surgeon has the ability to recognize when a previously replaced joint has failed and is able to revise the previously performed replacement with new implants utilizing the most up to date surgical techniques. Our fellowship trained Joint Revisionist will offer patients the best chance of restoring their active lifestyle.
Back & Neck Care
Back and neck pain can be disabling. Children and young adults can be affected by scoliosis, trauma or disc herniations. Seniors can be afflicted by arthritis, spinal stenosis, deformity, and osteoporosis-related fractures. Our team is trained to help you with neck and back pain and injuries. We always utilize conservative means such as physical therapy, medications, exercise and injections before considering surgery.
Foot & Ankle
The foot and ankle contain numerous bones, joints, ligaments and tendons that function together to allow us to walk efficiently and pain free. These complex structures differ from person to person and constantly change depending on the phase of the gait cycle. Pain in the foot and ankle can be caused by a number of reasons from overuse injuries to inflammatory conditions involving the entire body.
Fracture & Trauma
A fracture occurs when a bone is cracked or broken. While many fractures are the result of high force impact or stress, a fracture can also occur as a result of certain medical conditions that weaken the bones, such as osteoporosis. Fractures are often treated with splints, casts, and sometimes by surgery. Orthopedic trauma is an injury to the musculoskeletal system (e.g., bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage). In some cases, a trauma can be life-threatening medical emergency, while in others, it is in need of urgent attention but the patient is not in imminent danger.
Arthritis is an inflammatory or degradative condition affecting the cartilage within a joint. Warning signs for arthritis include pain, swelling, stiffness, and difficulty moving one or more joints. There are various treatment options that can help.
Osteoporosis affects millions of Americans. As bones weaken with age, symptoms of back pain, loss of height, and fractures of bones of the spine, arms, wrists, hands, hips and legs can develop. Our team of specialists is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of this condition, as well as fracture prevention with medicines and vitamins, as well as management and rehabilitation if fractures occur.
If you have an orthopedic condition and wish to be advised on the most appropriate treatment, please call (818) 841-3936 to schedule an appointment or click here to make an online appointment.