Our Orthopedic and Spine surgery specializes in focusing on the care of the Musculoskeletal System such as repairing and preserving the bones, joints, ligaments, and skeleton.
Trauma is defined as injury caused by an external source and in the field of orthopedic medicine trauma or orthopedic trauma is categorized as a severe injury to the elements of the musculoskeletal system (muscles, joints, ligaments, bones, and soft tissue). While these injuries are not all life-threatening, they are life altering. Therefore, the help of an orthopedic surgeon is crucial.
Sports trauma occur during athletic activities. They can result from acute trauma, or from overuse of a particular body part.
Knee joint prosthesis can help relieve pain and restore function in severely diseased knee joints. The procedure involves cutting away damaged bone and cartilage from your thighbone, shinbone and kneecap and replacing it with an artificial joint (prosthesis) made of metal alloys, high-grade plastics and polymers.
During hip replacement, a surgeon removes the damaged sections of the hip joint and replaces them with parts usually constructed of metal, ceramic and very hard plastic. This artificial joint (prosthesis) helps reduce pain and improve function.
Shoulder replacement surgery is required when the shoulder joint is destabilized to the extent that the arm can no longer be used without pain. This lack of pain free mobility in the joint, may be due following traumatic injury to shoulder.
Knee joint arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that allows doctors to view the knee joint without making a large incision through the skin and other soft tissues. Arthroscopy is used to diagnose and treat a wide range of knee problems.
Pelvic surgery refers to surgical procedures performed in the pelvic area. The procedure is effective when excellent realignment and stable fixation of the displaced fracture is accomplished. A well aligned and healed pelvic fracture is the best starting point for a successful and long lasting result.
Bone tumors develop when cells within a bone divide uncontrollably, forming a lump or mass of abnormal tissue. Treatment options are from simple observation to surgery to remove the tumor.
Trigger-point dry needling is an invasive procedure where a fine needle or acupuncture needle is inserted into the skin and muscle. Trigger point dry needling can be carried out at superficial or deep tissue level.
Ozone therapy may be applied through injection, and can be used to treat a range of health problems. Ozone therapy uses ozone, a colorless gas made up of three oxygen atoms.
Today it is used for treating the following:
- infected wounds
- circulatory disorders
- geriatric disorders
- macular degeneration
- viral diseases
- rheumatism and arthritis
Platelet-rich plasma therapy is showing great results for the treatment of knee, shoulder, neck and hip pain because the platelets in your blood contain growth factors, and growth factors promote tissue formation.
PRP is used to improve healing after surgery for some injuries. For example, an athlete with a completely torn heel cord may require surgery to repair the tendon. Healing of the torn tendon can possibly be improved by treating the injured area with PRP during surgery.
The application of cups can be used to treat a variety of conditions such as:
- muscle pain and tension,
- Reduced joint movement,
- Back pain and sciatica,
- stress and anxiety.
Dry Cupping helps aid soft tissue injuries and reduce pain or discomfort by:
- Increasing localized circulation,
- Increasing oxygenation and nutrient content within the tissue,
- Removing stagnant blood and waste products,
- Re-initiating the healing process to micro-trauma,
- Stretches fascia and connective tissue, which leads to a relaxation response.