Orthopedic Specialties is well-prepared to diagnose and successfully treat a wide spectrum of shoulder conditions as with upper extremity problems, treatment of the shoulder generally begins with conservative options such as physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications and injections. If surgery is required, it can be performed locally on an outpatient basis for the convenience of patients and family.
- Joint Replacement
- Biceps Tears/Ruptures
- Frozen Shoulder
- Shoulder Pain
- Fractures (Clavicle, Shoulder, Radial Head)
- Impingement Syndrome
- Bursitis or Tendinitis
- Rotator Cuff Tears
- Shoulder Instability
- Labral Tears
- Sports Injuries
Orthopedic Specialties generally begins treatment of the hand/upper extremity with conservative options, including physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications or injections, in order to minimize your time away from work or other activities. There are instances when the extent of the injury or condition requires immediate surgery.
Surgeries of the upper extremities, which include the hands, wrists, forearms and elbows, typically require a 3-4 week recovery period. During recovery, your physician may prescribe occupational therapy to help you regain function as quickly as possible.
- Arthritis of Hand/Thumb/Wrist
- Carpal tunnel Syndrome
- Compartment Syndrome
- De Quervain’s Tendinosis
- Elbow Dislocation
- Distal Radius/Scaphoid Fractures
- Dupuytren’s Contracture
- Bursitis of the Elbow
- Elbow Fractures
- Elbow Pain
- Tennis Elbow
- Electrodiagnostic Testing
- Flexor Tendon Injuries
- Ganglion Cyst of Hand/Wrist
- Golf related injuries Hand, Wrist or Elbow
- Hand Fractures
- Mallet Finger (Baseball Finger)
- Nerve Injuries
- Olecranon Bursitis
- Sprained/Fractured Finger
- Sprained/Fractured Thumb
- Steroid Injections
- Tendon Transfer Surgery
- Trigger Finger (Jammed Finger)
- Ulnar Sided Wrist Pain
- Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome of the Wrist
- Wrist Sprain
Joint care at Orthopedic Specialties begins with conservative treatment such as oral medication, joint injections and therapy. When Joint replacement becomes necessary you are in good hands. Our physicians have performed thousands of total joint replacement and reconstruction surgeries. Our physicians are dedicated to offering the widest range of advanced treatment options available which means most patients regain lost levels of mobility.
- Arthritis following an injury
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Hip or knee pain of unknown cause
- Birth deformity of hip or knee
- Total Hip Replacement
- Revision Total Hip Replacement
- Treatment of Avascular Necrosis
- Treatment of Hip Fractures
- Total Knee Replacement
- Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
- Patellofemoral Knee Replacement
- Osteotomies Around the Hip and Knee
- Total Shoulder Replacement
- Treatment of Shoulder Fractures
The growing number of patients with sports- and work-related orthopedic pain and injury has accelerated the need for advanced, comprehensive rehabilitative and therapeutic sports medicine. Our focus at Orthopedic Specialties is to provide that care through a commitment to innovation, research, advanced technology and experience. Our goal is to minimize recovery time and return the patient to activity with restored independence and a reduced possibility of further injury.
Our individualized care begins with advanced, in-house diagnostics to evaluate each patient’s specific needs and continues through the rehabilitation program. Recovery strategies are developed in coordination with the patient’s own expectations for activity after treatment and implemented by the area’s most experienced team of specialists in orthopedic surgery and physical and occupational therapy. In every case, all viable alternatives to major surgery are explored and exhausted before more dramatic measures are recommended.
- Articular Cartilage Injuries
- Knee Ligament Ruptures/Injuries
- Shoulder Ligament Ruptures
- Hand Ligament Ruptures
- Ankle Ligament Ruptures
- Bone Injuries
- Muscle Injuries
- Joint Injuries
- Tendon Injuries
- Ligament Injuries
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament Damage
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) is a medical specialty that aims to improve health, restore functional ability, reduce pain and enhance quality of life for individuals with injuries or illnesses related to the nerves, muscle and bone through non-surgical treatment.
- Back pain
- Joint pain
- Nerve pain
- Low back pain
- Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
- Epidural steroid Injections
- Joint injection
- Pain Management
- Sacroiliac joint injection
- Transforaminal epidural block
MRI, or Magnetic Resonance Imaging, is a way for doctors to diagnose certain problems. MRI uses magnets and radio waves to create a detailed images of organs and tissues within the body. MRI is a non-invasive and painless procedure. MRI scans differs from X-ray and CT scans as it does not use radiation.
What to know prior to your MRI
There is no special preparation for an MRI exam. You may eat normally and take your any usual medication. You will not be allowed to wear anything metallic during the exam. A locker is provided for your personal items during the exam but we ask that you leave valuable at home. Do not wear jewelry. Please notify physician or your MRI technologist if you have metallic appliances such as plates/screws from a previous surgery or if you have metal fragments in or around your eye. Because of the strong magnetic field and radio frequencies, individuals who have cardiac pacemakers cannot have an MRI done unless your physician knows about the metallic appliance and has approved the MRI exam. If you have anxiety or claustrophobia please let your physician know.
What to expect during a MRI
The examination is performed in a room that houses the MRI equipment. The scanner resembles a large tube which is open on each end with a table in the middle. .You will lie on the padded table that slides you into the magnet. During the scan you will hear several different types a sounds such as loud knocking and whirring sounds but these are normal and should not worry you. The most important thing for you to do is to relax and lie completely still during the procedure. Headphones with music are available during the exam. You will be able to speak to the technician through a sound system during the exam so you can let them know if you have any concerns or questions. Most exams take about twenty-five to forty minutes. You will be told ahead of time approximately how long your scan will take.
What do I do to prepare for an MRI
There is no special preparation for an MRI exam. You will not be allowed to wear anything metallic during the exam. Please notify your MRI technologist if you have metallic appliances. . Because of the strong magnetic field and radio frequencies, individuals who have cardiac pacemakers cannot have an MRI done unless your physician knows about the metallic appliance and has approved the MRI exam. A locker is provided for your personal items during the exam but we ask that you leave valuable at home.
When will I receive my results
A follow-up with your physician will be scheduled in approximately one week to discuss your results.