Mid Atlantic Orthopedic Associates is proud to be here for the residents of Monroe, NJ. As one of the top orthopedic care providers in the state, we're familiar with the various conditions that can afflict a person's bones, joints, and muscles. The four surgeons who make up our team are certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and have received additional fellowship training.
Below is a brief outline of some of the conditions our team can treat. When you come in for a consultation, we'll discuss what treatments will be suitable for you and your budget.
Spinal cord herniation, or the protrusion of a intervertebral disc from its outer ring, can be caused by anything from age-related conditions to lifting injuries. While minor hernias can be treated with anti-inflammatory treatments, a severe case will require surgery. We'll remove the herniated disc in your spinal cord - a process known as discectomy. We also perform microdiscectomies to relieve general back pain.
It's common for the hips and knees to suffer from swollen joints as one grows older, but when anti-inflammatory drugs can't keep it under control, you'll want to consider surgery. We offer minimally invasive procedures like partial hip and knee replacements, where we put a synthetic joint in place of the worn-out joint. You might also think about resurfacing, where only the damaged surface of the joint is replaced with metal, as this can allow for a greater range of motion.
In a total hip or knee replacement, we'll remove the bone and cartilage and insert a prosthetic. While this is the most effective treatment, you'll need to undergo physical therapy afterwards and avoid high-impact activities.
This is a condition that often begins in the foot and ankle. We can perform a total ankle replacement. As for the foot, we can provide it with arthroscopic surgery in the early stages of arthritis. We'll remove the inflamed tissue as well as any spurs that have formed.
The inflammation of tendons often occurs in the Achilles tendon, knees, hips, elbows, and shoulders. One common form is tennis elbow. While you can easily address tendon strain on your own, surgery will be necessary in the event that a tendon is torn. Our surgeons will sew up the tendon and make sure that the surrounding nerves and blood vessels weren't damaged.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
This is sometimes mistaken for tendinitis but is actually caused by a pinched median nerve in the wrist. To reduce the swelling and irritation, we'll make an incision in the transverse carpal ligament.
Our team can repair stable, compound, oblique, and comminuted fractures when a cast isn't enough. We'll insert metal plates, pins, rods, and other devices so that the bone can properly heal, and we'll provide ongoing fracture care after the surgery.
Osteoporosis, in serious cases, can lead to what are called compression fractures. There are several procedures available to treat this, including kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty. We'll inject an acrylic compound into the weakened bone to stabilize it.
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For more information about what Mid Atlantic Orthopedic Associates does, call our office today. We'll work with your insurance provider to ensure that you get the best possible care.