Shoulder Surgery

Arthroscopic rotator cuff: Shoulder pain at night in bed? Can’t throw, reach or even put on a coat without pain? A small, sharp bone spur grinding away at the smooth tendons of your rotator cuff is the likely cause. Get rid of the spur, the tear and the pain in a morning. Three-bandaid surgery done through the arthroscope.

Arthroscopic Repair for Instability: Coming out of the socket, partially or completely, the unstable shoulder is repaired with arthroscopic surgery. Reliably and nearly painlessly putting you back into the sports and activities you now must avoid.

Shoulder Replacement: Grinding bone on bone, the pain worsening stiffness of shoulder arthritis shouldn’t be something you put up with. It is open surgery but with block anesthesia patients are very comfortable, many going through the entire process without narcotics.

Hip replacement and Knee Replacement

Hip Replacement: Arthritis of the hip produces some of worst, deepest pain we can experience. Hip replacement surgery, termed arthroplasty, is among your doctor’s most commonly performed procedures. The modular, uncemented, ceramic, minimally invasive, non-muscle-cutting approach now becoming the industry standard. It has been wonderfully successful, for over two decades a safe and reliable cure for arthritic hip pain.

Knee Replacement: your doctor utilizes minimally invasive unicompartmental knee replacement whenever possible for his patients whose knee arthritis requires surgery. This approach involves very little disruption of the tissues and ligaments within and around the knee—replacing only the worn, weight-bearing surfaces on the inner side of the knee. Called a “partial” knee replacement, this surgery enjoys great patient acceptance because it is relatively smaller and more comfortable than traditional knee replacement.

When the arthritis involves the whole knee, however, a traditional knee replacement is the best answer. Beside technical expertise in performing knee replacement surgery, your doctor brings his knee patients the benefits of his enormous experience with pain control and rehabilitation.

Musculoskeletal Oncology

Thanks to significant improvements in diagnostic tools, such as CT, MRI, PET and SPECT, the enhanced ability to identify the pathologic characteristics, the improving ability to treat systemically with a variety of chemotherapies and the ability of the orthopedic oncologic surgeon to treat the primary neoplasia while maintaining functionality the oncologic team approach is persuing the optimal outcome, and quality of life for this group of patients.