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Surgery

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Total Hip Replacement

Overview In a total hip replacement surgery, the parts of your damaged hip joint are replaced with implants to recreate the ball and socket.  This procedure reduces pain and restores hip mobility and function.   Preparation To start the surgery, you are put to sleep with general anesthesia. …

Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS)

Overview Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) relieves chronic pain of the back, arms and legs.  It uses electrical pulses to prevent pain signals from traveling through spinal nerves to the brain.  SCS candidates are patients who suffer from nerve-related pain that has not been relieved with other trea…

Scaphoid Fracture Surgery (Open Reduction and Internal Fixation, ORIF)

Overview The scaphoid is one of the carpal bones of your wrist and is critical to coordinate motion of the other carpal bones and the radius bone of the lower arm.  A fractured scaphoid requires open reduction and internal fixation surgery (ORIF) to fully and correctly align and heal.   Prep…

Rotator Cuff Repair – Arthroscopic Surgery

Overview Rotator cuff surgery repairs injured tissues in your shoulder joint.  The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that collectively holds the “ball” of your upper arm bone in the “socket” of your shoulder joint.   Preparation In preparation for the surgery, you lie on your ba…

Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) – Neurotomy in the Lumbar Spine

Overview Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) uses heat from radio waves to treat the nerves in painful facet joints in your lumbar spine (low back).   It is used when physical therapy, medications, or other treatments have not relieved the pain.   Preparation To begin, you lie on your stomach and …

Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) – Neurotomy in the Cervical Spine

Overview Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) uses heat from radio waves to treat the nerves in painful facet joints in your cervical spine (neck).   It is used when physical therapy, medications, or other treatments have not relieved the pain.   Preparation To begin, you lie on your stomach and ar…

Percutaneous Disc Nucleoplasty

Overview Percutaneous disc nucleoplasty, often called “perc disc”, is a minimally-invasive outpatient procedure that corrects herniated discs.  A small needle and radiofrequency technology reduces the disc herniation and relieves pain in most patients.   Cannula Inserted After anesthetic is …

Meniscus Repair – Arthroscopic Surgery

Overview Your knee joints have two c-shaped wedges of cartilage called menisci (singular, meniscus).  These cushion the bones in your joint, absorb shock, and allow for smooth movement.  Motions like twisting the knee can tear your meniscus.  Arthroscopic surgery can help.   Preparation To s…

Meniscectomy (Partial)

Overview The meniscus is a cushion of cartilage in your knee that absorbs shock and allows for smooth movement of the knee joint.  There are two menisci in each knee. If one is worn out or damaged, you may need a partial meniscectomy to remove the damaged areas.   Preparation Your knee is nu…

Lumbar Discoscopic Discectomy

Overview A Lumbar Discoscopic Discectomy is a minimally-invasive, outpatient surgery that relieves nerve pain caused by herniated discs. It is performed through a small tubular device under local anesthesia.   Guide Wire Inserted The surgeon uses a fluoroscope (video x-ray machine) to find t…
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