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Physicians who specialize in Sports Medicine focus on the treatment of injuries that tend to occur in athletes, whether recreational, collegiate or professional. However, these injuries can happen in every day life. Many of these injuries are to the soft tissues of the musculoskeletal system, including the muscles, tendons, ligaments and cartilage of the joints. While most of the time, surgery isn’t necessary, there are many times where surgical intervention is needed. One of the main surgical tools used is Arthroscopy. It allows for a “minimally invasive” approach to treating these injuries with either repair or reconstruction.
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Physicians who specialize in Joint Replacement focus on the treatment of the varying types of arthritis that afflict our joints. The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis (degenerative). However, there are many other forms of arthritis, including: rheumatoid, post-traumatic, and infectious, to name a few. While the majority of patients can be managed non-operatively, when surgery is necessary, procedures such as arthroplasties (partial or complete joint replacement) and realignment osteotomies are commonly used.
Physicians who specialize in Hand Surgery treat conditions such as arthritis, fractures, tendon disorders, and deformity of the hand and wrist. These physicians work very closely with Occupational Therapists. Our team of physicians utilizes cutting-edge technologies to maximize your functional outcome when treating this delicate structure.
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Physicians who specialize in Spine Surgery focus on the non-operative and operative treatment of the myriad of disorders that can affect the spine. From your neck to your lower back, from childhood scoliosis to degenerative arthritis, our specialists excel in the treatment of every aspect of spinal disorder. Our Physicians are on the cutting edge of Spinal Surgery, including the use of minimally invasive techniques to give our patients the best possible outcomes.
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Disorders of the foot and ankle can be some of the most crippling injuries. It is critical to have expert care in order to ensure you get back up on your feet as quickly as possible. Our physicians who specialize in Foot and Ankle Surgery are some of the most highly trained and experienced in the Tri-State area.
Many of the injuries to the shoulder and elbow can make the activities of daily living difficult, and thus are the cause of significant disability. The physicians who specialize in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery also focus on Sports Medicine due to the overlap in treatments and surgical techniques. Both arthroscopic (“minimally invasive”) and open surgical techniques are used by these specialists to restore patients to active lifestyles.
Physicians who specialize in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery focus on the non-operative and operative treatment of musculoskeletal disorders in children, adolescents and young adults. This broad area of focus includes the treatment of congenital disorders, neuromuscular and developmental disorders, and traumatic disorders.
Whether you slip and fall or find yourself in a motor vehicle accident, the Orthopaedic Surgeons who cover the Emergency Department can get you moving again. The treatment of Orthopaedic Trauma has undergone an explosion of new technology in the last decade. Our physicians are leaders utilizing these latest techniques in speeding your recovery.