At Advanced Orthopedic Surgery, we offer a comprehensive range of specialized orthopedic services. We have experts on staff who specialize in a variety of Orthopedic Care and Rehabilitation.
Dr. Padgett and our team at Advanced Orthopedic Surgery specialize in using the latest minimally invasive techniques to repair and restore you body after injury. Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure orthopaedic surgeons use to visualize, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint.
In an arthroscopic examination, an orthopaedic surgeon makes a small incision in the patient's skin and then inserts pencil-sized instruments that contain a small lens and lighting system to magnify and illuminate the structures inside the joint. Light is transmitted through fiber optics to the end of the arthroscope that is inserted into the joint.
Arthroscopic surgery, although much easier in terms of recovery than "open" surgery, still requires the use of anesthetics and the special equipment in a hospital operating room or outpatient surgical suite. You will be given a general, spinal, or a local anesthetic, depending on the joint or suspected problem.
A small incision (about the size of a buttonhole) will be made to insert the arthroscope. Several other incisions may be made to see other parts of the joint or insert other instruments.
When indicated, corrective surgery is performed with specially designed instruments that are inserted into the joint through accessory incisions. Initially, arthroscopy was simply a diagnostic tool for planning standard open surgery. With development of better instrumentation and surgical techniques, many conditions can be treated arthroscopically.
COMPREHENSIVE FRACTURE CARE
A fracture is a broken bone. A bone may be completely fractured or partially fractured in any number of ways (crosswise, lengthwise, in multiple pieces).
Your doctor will do a careful examination to assess your overall condition, as well as the extent of the injury. He or she will talk with you about how the injury occurred, your symptoms, and medical history.
The most common way to evaluate a fracture is with x-rays, which provide clear images of bone. Your doctor will likely use an x-ray to verify the diagnosis. X-rays can show whether a bone is intact or broken. They can also show the type of fracture and exactly where it is located within the bone.
Our Doctors use a variety of treatments to treat fractures, including, casting, bracing, rehabilitation and surgery if needed.
Our goal is to help you become you again.
Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that gives doctors a clear view of the inside of a joint. This helps them diagnose and treat joint problems. During hip arthroscopy, your surgeon inserts a small camera, called an arthroscope, into your hip joint.
The camera displays pictures on a television screen, and your surgeon uses these images to guide miniature surgical instruments. Hip arthroscopy may relieve painful symptoms of many problems that damage the labrum, articular cartilage, or other soft tissues surrounding the joint.
Your doctor may recommend hip arthroscopy if you have a painful condition that does not respond to nonsurgical treatment. Nonsurgical treatment includes rest, physical therapy, and medications or injections that can reduce inflammation. Inflammation is one of your body's normal reactions to injury or disease. In an injured or diseased hip joint, inflammation causes swelling, pain, and stiffness.
Corticosteroids (also known as cortisone) are powerful anti-inflammatory agents that can be injected into the joint These injections provide pain relief and reduce inflammation; however, the effects do not last indefinitely. Your doctor may recommend limiting the number of injections to three or four per year, per joint, due to possible side effects.
Viscosupplementation involves injecting substances into the joint to improve the quality of the joint fluid. For more information: Hyaluronic Acid Injections
Because of their dynamic nature, sports injuries require specialized methods of treatment. So whether you’re a weekend warrior or a high school, college, or professional athlete, if you suffer an injury, you need to see a physician with the highest level of experience in sports medicine. Regardless of the injury or level of competition, Advanced Orthopedic Surgery sports medicine team’s training and experience is focused on a single goal: getting you back in the game.
Allowing a full 180-degree range of motion on three different planes, the shoulder is a truly extraordinary joint. However, it is often true that the more a joint can do, the more can go wrong—and, consequently, the more specialized treatment it requires. Advanced Orthopedic Surgery Physicians have the experience to provide comprehensive care of the shoulder including non-surgical treatments, arthroscopic, and open surgeries.
The knee is a complex system of supportive and moving parts including bones, cartilage, muscles, tendons, and ligaments, each of which is subject to injury or disease. It is a hinge and quite able to supply enough strength for running, squatting, jumping, and turning. But it doesn't have the range of motion of other joints like the shoulders, wrists, or even the elbows. In fact, it has almost no ability to rotate. Injuries and diseases of the knee require unique expertise for successful treatment.
SPORTS INJURY PREVENTION
While there may be no single fountain of youth, you can slow down the aging process by staying physically active. Regular exercise enhances muscle and joint function, keeps bones strong, and decreases your risk of heart attack and stroke.
Always take time to warm up and stretch before physical activity.
Avoid the "weekend warrior" syndrome. Compressing your exercise into 2 days sets you up for trouble and does not increase your fitness level. Try to get at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity every day.
Develop a balanced fitness program that incorporates cardiovascular exercise, strength training, and flexibility. In addition to providing a total body workout, a balanced program will keep you from getting bored and lessen your chances of injury.
Add activities and new exercises cautiously. Whether you have been sedentary or are in good physical shape, do not try to take on too many activities at one time. It is best to add no more than one or two new activities per workout.
If you have or have had a sports or orthopaedic injury like tendinitis, arthritis, a stress fracture, or low back pain, consult an orthopaedic surgeon who can help design a fitness routine to promote wellness and minimize the chance of injury.