Procedures

  • Absorbable Antibiotic Bead Treatment for Osteomyelitis

    This procedure is used to implant antibiotic-impregnated beads of calcium sulfate or calcium phosphate into infected bone. The beads deliver medication directly to the source of the infection. This is important, because infected bone often has a poor blood supply, and oral antibiotics may not be able to reach the infection through the bloodstream.

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  • Arthroscopic Debridement of the Elbow

    This outpatient procedure, performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, allows the physician to examine the cartilage, bones, ligaments and tendons of the elbow for damage or disorders. The physician uses a small camera, called an arthroscope, which is inserted into the elbow. Preparation The patient is positioned so the elbow can be […]

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  • Computed Tomography (CT) Scan

    CT scans, sometimes called CAT scans, are specialized x-rays used to diagnose and treat certain medical conditions. CT scans are most commonly used to study the chest, brain, abdomen and pelvis. They are helpful in diagnosing cancers, vascular diseases and bone injuries.

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  • Cubital Tunnel Release at the Elbow

    This outpatient procedure, performed under general or regional anesthesia, alleviates compression of the ulnar nerve. This nerve travels along the inner side of the elbow to the hand. Cubital tunnel release is used to treat cubital tunnel syndrome. Preparation Anesthesia is administered, and the patient is positioned to allow access to the inner side of […]

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  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

    This noninvasive medical imaging technique uses a powerful magnetic field to create a detailed three-dimensional view of the inside of the body. The images it produces are similar to those generated by a CT scan. However, MRI images provide a much clearer view of soft tissues. This makes MRI a valuable diagnostic tool for the […]

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  • Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction (Tommy John Surgery)

    This procedure is designed to repair a torn elbow ligament – an injury typically caused by strong, repetitive overhead throwing motions of the arm or by dislocation of the elbow. It was first performed in 1974 on baseball pitcher Tommy John.

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  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection Overview

    This non-surgical therapy is an injection of a concentrated mixture of the patient’s own blood. PRP injections have been shown to relieve acute and chronic pain and accelerate healing of injured tissues and joints.

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  • Radial Tunnel Release at the Elbow

    This outpatient procedure, performed under general or regional anesthesia, alleviates compression of the radial nerve. This nerve travels along the outer side of the elbow and down to the hand. Radial tunnel release is used to treat radial tunnel syndrome.

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  • Jones Fracture Fixation (Intramedullary Screw)

    This procedure is used to correct a Jones fracture – a fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone of the foot. During this procedure, the surgeon inserts a screw into the metatarsal to stabilize the bone and allow it to heal properly.

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  • Lateral Ankle Ligament Reconstruction

    This procedure is performed to correct chronic ankle instability that has not responded to treatment such as physical therapy. Ankle instability occurs when ligaments are stretched or torn. A simple repair, known as the Brostrom-Gould technique, is ideal for athletes who need to retain full range of motion. Incision A small incision is made along […]

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