The residents of North Brunswick, NJ, should be happy to know that Mid Atlantic Orthopedic Associates can serve them no matter what condition they're suffering from. Our medical facility is run by a team of doctors who are all certified fellows of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons. The following are just some of the areas of the body we can treat.
Those who incurred a traumatic spinal injury or who are experiencing problems as a result of obesity or a lifetime of poor posture can come to our office for an X-ray and imaging test.
One of the most common conditions we address are herniated discs. Our surgeons can perform a discectomy, where we remove the herniated disc material, or a laminectomy, where we remove the back part of your vertebrae to relieve pressure on the spinal cord. We can also provide a discectomy for herniated or degenerative discs in the neck, afterwards inserting a bone graft into the space in a procedure known as cervical spine fusion.
The Hip and Knee
We can treat everything from damaged joints to arthritis. As a last resort, we can consider a total hip and knee replacement, which means the placing of a synthetic joint, but our doctors also offer resurfacing as a minimally invasive alternative. Since we add metal bearings to the affected joints, resurfacing results in less bone loss and is especially good for younger patients. Whichever treatment patients go with, we provide physical therapy after the surgery so that they can fully regain their strength and flexibility.
The Foot and Ankle
Considering how much stress is put on the feet and ankles every day, a lot can happen: bones can break, ligaments can be torn, and the Achilles tendon can become inflamed. Our expert surgeons can both repair and reconstruct tendons and ligaments. Ankle replacement surgery is also possible, but it's mainly for those who suffer from arthritis.
We also correct deformities in feet whether they were the cause of a birth defect or they just didn't heal properly after a surgery. For example, there are many forms of osteotomies, such as metatarsal shortening osteotomies for dislocated toes and calcaneal osteotomies for damaged heels.
The Hands and Arms
We keep patients' shoulders, elbows, wrists, and hands properly functioning. We mend minor fractures in patients' shoulders and can remove bone spurs, loose cartilage, and inflamed tissue via arthroscopy. Severe fractures in the shoulder and elbows can be addressed through a total shoulder or elbow replacement. We can also repair the damaged tissue caused by golf or tennis elbow.
Wrists can suffer everything from arthritis to writer's cramp to carpal tunnel syndrome, but our office has ways to treat all of these. We can even send a camera into the wrist to view torn ligaments.
The above is just a sample of what we do at Mid Atlantic Orthopedic Associates. Boasting decades of combined experience, we're one of the top orthopedic care providers in the North Brunswick area. We work with all insurance carriers and can help patients file an auto, commercial, government, or workers' compensation claim, among other things. Call today for more information.