Joint Replacements & Other Common Surgical Procedures
Surgical Orthopedic Treatments
Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure that is used to diagnose and treat problems within the joints. During arthroscopic surgery, a small camera called an arthroscope is inserted into the joint through a small incision. This allows the surgeon to see the inside of the joint without making a large incision, which can result in less postoperative pain and a quicker recovery.
At Sports Medicine & Joint Replacement Specialists, our surgeons are highly skilled in performing arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder, elbow, and ankle. We routinely use arthroscopic surgery to diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions. If you'd like to learn more about our arthroscopic surgery services from the best orthopedic surgeons in Pittsburgh.
Minimally-Invasive Joint Replacements
Making the choice to completely replace a joint isn't easy, but for many patients, joint replacement is the best option for long-term, effective relief from joint pain. We're proud to offer minimally-invasive joint replacement surgery, which has been shown to provide patients with shorter hospital stays, reduced blood loss, and less postoperative pain.
At Sports Medicine & Joint Replacement Specialists, we specialize in minimally-invasive hip replacement surgery, minimally-invasive knee replacement surgery, and minimally-invasive ankle replacement surgery, three of the most common types of joint replacement procedures. If you'd like to learn more about our minimally-invasive joint replacement surgery options.
Cosmetic Wound Closures
While the vast majority of our patients heal without any complications, there are some patients who may require cosmetic wound closure. This can be due to the size or location of the incision, the patient's age, or other factors. The compassionate, experienced surgeons at Sports Medicine & Joint Replacement Specialists are skilled in performing a variety of cosmetic wound closure techniques, including skin grafts and local flap closures. If you think you may need cosmetic wound closure, the first step is to schedule a consultation with one of our surgeons. During your consultation, we will examine the incision and determine if cosmetic surgery is right for you. If it is, we will develop a customized treatment plan to help you achieve the best possible results. To learn more about wound closure services from the top orthopedic surgeon Pittsburgh has to offer.
Surgical Treatments for Trauma & Fractures
Fractures and other traumatic injuries to the bone are unfortunately common among athletes. At Sports Medicine & Joint Replacement Specialists, we offer a wide range of surgical treatments for trauma and fractures. We specialize in treating sports-related injuries, but we also treat a variety of other types of injuries, including car accident injuries, falls, and more. No matter how you were injured, our goal is to get you back to your life as quickly and safely as possible. We offer a variety of surgical treatments for trauma and fractures, including minimally-invasive arthroscopic surgery designed to minimize pain and reduce recovery time. To learn more about our surgical treatments for trauma and fractures.
MACI Surgery for Knee Repair
The MACI procedure (Matrix-Assisted Chondrocyte Implantation) is a cutting-edge, minimally-invasive surgery that is used to repair cartilage damage in the knee. The MACI procedure is an alternative to traditional cartilage transplantation surgery, and it has been shown to be effective in treating a wide variety of cartilage damage. During the MACI procedure, a small amount of cartilage is taken from a healthy area of the knee and then implanted into the damaged area. This allows the cartilage to grow and repair the damage, providing patients with long-term relief from pain. If you think you may be a candidate for the MACI procedure, the first step is to schedule a consultation with one of the highly-trained surgeons at Sports Medicine & Joint Replacement Specialists. During your consultation, we will examine your knee and determine if the MACI procedure is right for you. If it is, we will develop a customized treatment plan to help you achieve the best possible results. To learn more about our MACI surgery services.