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Below are the types of surgeries we perform on certain body parts.

 
Arthroscopic Surgery is a procedure that allows surgeons to see, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint. Arthroscopy requires only small incisions and is guided by a miniature viewing instrument called a arthroscope. Unlike earlier surgical techniques, arthroscopic surgery reduces the trauma to surrounding tissue, minimizes post operative pain and shortens the recovery period. Shoulder arthroscopy is commonly used to repair rotator cuff tears, labral tears, and SLAP lesions, to remove bone spurs and to stabilize shoulders that dislocate.

Shoulder Replacement is necessary when nonsurgical treatments are no longer effective for serious conditions like rotator cuff tear arthropathy, severe degenerative shoulder joint disease, avascular necrosis of the shoulder, or severe shoulder fractures that inhibit one’s activities of daily living. The type of shoulder replacement is determined by the surgeon, based on the patient’s diagnosis and other health related factors. Shoulder replacement requires a skilled shoulder surgeon.
 
Cartilage Tears happen when the articular or meniscal cartilage is damaged. Articular cartilage covers the ends of many of your bones and provides a smooth surface for the bones to glide on. Meniscal cartilage functions as a stabilizer and shock absorber. Injury or medical conditions can cause meniscal tears producing pain, swelling, locking, instability and loss of function. Arthroscopic knee surgery using a miniature viewing instrument allows surgeons to see, diagnose and treat problems inside the knee joint and enables a quicker recovery.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
is a strong non-elastic fiber that connects bones in the knee. The ACL provides stability to the knee joint. An ACL can tear completely or partially. It is unable to repair itself. Some ACL injuries can be treated with non-surgical methods while others need to be repaired surgically to restore knee strength and stability.

Total Knee Replacement: For many patients, knee replacement is the only way to reduce pain, restore function, and improve one's quality of life. Knee Arthroplasty involves removing the damaged portion of the knee and replacing it with artificial implants called prostheses. This surgery is highly successful for relieving pain and restoring joint function. Certain surgical techniques can be used for some surgical candidates. Some examples are the Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement, a gender specific “High Flex Knee” replacement, and Partial Knee Replacement.
 
Dupuytren's Contracture is a connective tissue disorder under the skin of the fingers and palm of the hand that causes curving of the finger. The ring and little finger are most commonly affected. Over time small tender lumps or nodules can appear. Dupuytren's is thought to be a hereditary disease and the cause is unknown. When conservative treatment is no longer effective, advanced disease can be treated surgically to relieve discomfort and increase mobility.

Trigger Finger is a common condition characterized by popping, clicking, catching, loss of motion and painful locking of the digit when the finger is flexed or extended. Trigger finger is caused when the flexor tendon becomes irritated as it slides through the tendon sheath tunnel. Surgical treatment is sometimes necessary when conservative measures fail. Surgery widens the opening of the tendon sheath tunnel so that the tendon can slide through it more easily.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
develops when the median nerve is compressed or squeezed near the wrist. Symptoms usually start gradually with frequent burning, tingling, or numbness in the palm of the hand and fingers. As symptoms worsen, grip strength decreases and it might become difficult to form a fist or grasp small objects. Outpatient surgery is considered when conservative treatment fails. Carpal Tunnel Surgery is done by making an incision near the wrist enlarging the tunnel and freeing up the pressure on the median nerve.
 
Radial Tunnel Syndrome occurs when the radial nerve is pinched where it passes through a tunnel near the elbow causing pain on the outside of the elbow and fatigue of the forearm. Nerve compression inside the tunnel causes weakness in the muscles on the back of the forearm and wrist and sometimes inability to raise the back of the hand. When conservative treatment fails, surgery is needed to release pressure on the radial nerve.

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome occurs when the ulnar nerve, which runs behind the elbow on the inside of the arm, becomes irritated or stretched by repeatedly bending the elbow or keeping the elbow bent for long periods of time. Ulnar nerve entrapment can cause pain on the inside of the elbow and in the hand. Surgical release of the entrapped nerve is an outpatient procedure that relieves pressure or compression of the ulnar nerve by surgically enlarging the ulnar canal or by moving the nerve to a new location in front of the medial epicondyle.
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