What is orthopedics?
Orthopedics is a field of medicine that focuses on injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. The team at Tier 1 Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Institute specializes in the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions. They also offer comprehensive prevention services that reduce your risk for painful injuries and chronic diseases. Common conditions the team treats include:
- Trigger finger
- Joint damage
- Soft tissue tears
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
The team can address issues that result from falls, auto accidents, sports participation, and age-related changes in your musculoskeletal system.
What happens during an orthopedics consultation?
During your initial consultation, you can expect a thorough physical exam, a review of your medical history, and necessary diagnostic testing. The offices of Tier 1 Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Institute offer a variety of on-site, state-of-the-art technologies, like X-rays and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to quickly and accurately diagnose a variety of orthopedic conditions that affect your:
Based on the results of your diagnostic testing, the team at Tier 1 Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Institute designs a treatment plan that focuses on relieving your pain, improving your mobility, and ensuring you recover fully.
What treatments are available for orthopedic conditions?
The team at Tier 1 Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Institute offers advanced treatments that focus on quickly relieving pain and other symptoms. They also provide comprehensive rehabilitation services to help you recover more efficiently, so you can get back to a physically active lifestyle. The physicians typically recommend conservative treatments, like physical therapy, medications, and pain-relieving injections, before suggesting surgery. They also offer platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections that harness your body’s ability to heal itself. PRP comes from your blood and contains growth factors that support tissue healing.
What type of surgery is available for orthopedic conditions?
If you need surgery, the experienced surgical team tailors a surgical plan to your needs. They offer a variety of surgeries, including elbow arthroscopy, total knee replacement, and foot surgery. They offer minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery to treat musculoskeletal conditions without causing unnecessary trauma to your body.
Minimally invasive surgery
Minimally invasive surgery uses specialized techniques to repair soft tissue and bone damage through very small incisions. This type of surgery offers many benefits over traditional open surgery, including less bleeding, less pain, and a faster recovery period.
Robotic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery. The surgical team controls robotic arms through a computer console to make repairs with a high level of precision.
Many surgeries available at Tier 1 Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Institute are same-day or outpatient surgeries. That means you can expect to go home soon after your procedure to begin your recovery. To schedule an orthopedics consultation, call the office of Tier 1 Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Institute nearest you or request an appointment online today.