Joint Repair

Maybe you’ve torn your rotator cuff or your ACL. Maybe you’ve fractured your ankle, or you’re losing cartilage in your knee. There are many ways to damage your joints – and many techniques to repair them. Your course of treatment will depend on your specific injury or condition. Here are some of the most common ways to repair joints:

Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique used to view and repair soft tissue. Our surgeons make a series of small incisions and insert a miniature camera in order to see inside the joint. Arthroscopy is often used to remove pieces of detached cartilage in the hip, knee and shoulder.

Open Repair

Depending on the nature of your injury or condition, your surgeon may choose to conduct a traditional open repair, in which they create a larger incision in order to see and access the joint. Open repair generally requires a short stay in the hospital and physical therapy as you recover.

Osteotomy

In this complex procedure, surgeons remove a wedge of bone and place it near the damaged knee or hip joint to change its alignment.

Synovectomy

Patients with inflammatory arthritis can develop an inflamed synovium, or joint lining. Surgeons can remove the affected synovium using either arthroscopy or a traditional open procedure.

Fusion

Surgeons combine two or more bones into one using pins, rods, and plates. Fusions usually occur in the spine, fingers, thumb, wrist, and ankles.

We work together to restore your mobility and strength.