Orthopaedics is a medical specialty that focuses on injuries and illnesses that affect the musculoskeletal system–the bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments that enable the body to move and bend.
We have five skilled and experienced Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeons who provide a wide array of surgical procedures predominantly to the upper and lower extremities. Complex spine procedures are generally referred to local spine specialists if the need arises.
Traumatic injury can result from a fall, an accident or other altercation with the outside world. The goal of treatment in trauma cases is to help patients return to their pre-injury level of function.
NON-OPERATIVE SPINAL CARE
Treatment for such spinal disorders as slipped or herniated discs and back and neck sprains and strains can be non-surgical, thereby eliminating the need for traditional open procedures and long recovery periods. Such technological advances as electrodiagnostic testing, joint injections and other minimally invasive modalities can alleviate the pain, stiffness, soreness and limited movement associated with injury to or illness of the lumbar spine (lower back), thoracic spine (upper back) and cervical spine (at the base of the skull).
A diverse orthopaedic subspecialty, Sports Medicine concentrates on the injuries and illnesses that result from participation in athletic activities. These conditions can affect the entire body—the shoulders, elbows, knees, ankles, ligaments and muscles, in particular. Treatment requires the expertise of specially trained physicians to get athletes of any age “back in the game.”
HAND AND UPPER EXTREMITY
Damage to the ligaments, nerves, arteries, muscles, tendons, joints and bones of the hand and upper extremity — from the shoulders to the fingertips — can cause great dysfunction and severely limit activities of daily living. Because such damage can affect multiple tissues and interfere with everyday life, proper diagnosis and treatment is essential.