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Orthopedic Surgery Videos – Knee, Shoulder, Hip and Ankle Surgery

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Knee – Procedures

ACL Reconstruction

This procedure replaces a damaged anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The ACL connects the front top of the tibia (the lower leg bone) to the rear bottom of the femur (the thigh bone).

ACL Reconstruction with Hamstring

This procedure replaces a damaged or torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) with a portion of hamstring tendon from your leg. The ACL connects the front top of the tibia (lower leg bone) to the rear bottom of the femur (thigh bone). The hamstring tendons attach the hamstring muscles to the lower leg.

High Tibial Osteotomy

This procedure removes a wedge of bone from the tibia, straightening your leg and correcting the deformity known as bow-leggedness.

Meniscus Repair

The meniscus is a band of cartilage in the knee that acts as a shock absorber and provides stability to your knee joint. The meniscus helps protect the articular cartilage, the smooth covering on the ends of your femur and tibia. If a meniscus tears, it can often be repaired through arthroscopic surgery.

Microfracture Drilling Procedure for Isolated Chondral Defect

This minimally-invasive procedure repairs damaged cartilage in the knee joint. Small holes are drilled into the bone at the base of the damaged area to stimulate the growth of healthy "scar" cartilage.

Mini-Incision Total Knee Replacement

Mini-incision Total Knee Arthroplasty, also called MIS TKA, replaces the damaged and painful areas of your knee joint with metal and polyethylene plastic parts. The MIS total knee procedure is performed through an incision that is smaller than the incision used for traditional total knee replacement surgery. This technique reduces blood loss and pain and allows for a shorter recovery.

OATS Cartilage Repair Surgery

This procedure replaces areas of damaged cartilage with grafts of your own healthy hyaline cartilage. The procedure, also known as mosaicplasty, is performed using small instruments through incisions on the sides of the knee. I use a small video camera called an arthroscope to see inside the joint and guide the instruments.

Partial Knee Replacement (using OXFORD® implant)

Unlike total knee replacement surgery, this less invasive procedure replaces only the damaged or arthritic parts of your knee. The OXFORD® unicompartmental knee uses metal and plastic implants designed to potentially last longer and wear down less easily than traditional implants.

Partial Meniscectomy

This minimally-invasive outpatient procedure is designed to remove the damaged portion of the meniscus, a layer of cartilage on top of the tibia that cushions and stabilizes your knee joint. The procedure may be performed with local or regional anesthetic.

Tibial Osteotomy with Open Wedge

This surgical procedure is used in cases where osteoarthritis has affected only one side of your knee joint. The tibia is cut and realigned so that pressure is shifted from the damaged side of the knee joint to the healthier side.

Total Knee Replacement

Total knee surgery removes the damaged and painful areas of your femur (thigh bone) and tibia (lower leg bone). These areas are then replaced with specially designed metal and polyethylene plastic parts.

Visco-supplementation for Arthritis of the Knee

This nonsurgical procedure is an injection of a gel-like medication into your knee joint to supplement or replace the thick synovial fluid that cushions the joint. This treatment can help reduce the pain of arthritis.

Knees – Conditions

Torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

This condition occurs when the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), the band of tissue that connects your femur to the tibia inside the knee joint, becomes torn or worn away, causing pain and instability of the knee.

Shoulder — Procedures

Arthroscopic Bankart Repair

This arthroscopic procedure is used to repair a detached labrum. The labrum is a thick band of cartilage attached to the glenoid. It lines the shoulder socket and helps keep the ball of your humerus in place.

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

This surgical procedure is used to inspect and reattach torn tendons in your shoulder's rotator cuff. The initial part of the surgery is performed arthroscopically through small tubes. In some cases, open surgery may be needed to repair large tears.

Biceps Tenodesis

This minimally-invasive surgical procedure is used to repair a rupture or partial tear of your biceps tendon in the shoulder, or to treat chronic tendinitis. In this procedure, the Long Head of Biceps (LHB) tendon is reattached to the top of the humerus, relieving pain, discomfort and restoring stability and strength to the arm.

Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repair

This surgical procedure is used to inspect and reattach torn tendons in your shoulder's rotator cuff. The initial part of the surgery is performed arthroscopically through small tubes. An open incision may be needed if the damage is severe.

SLAP Repair

This arthroscopic procedure is performed to repair a tear of the bicep's tendon at the point where it connects to the labrum, a ring of cartilage that surrounds your shoulder socket. A tear at this point is called a SLAP (Superior Labrum Anterior-Posterior) tear. SLAP repair is performed under general and regional anesthesia, and patients usually leave the hospital the same day.

Total Shoulder Replacement

This surgery replaces the damaged or diseased head of your humerus (also called the ball) and cartilage from the shoulder joint with a metal and plastic joint.

Hip – Procedures

Hip Arthroscopy

This outpatient procedure allowsme to examine the cartilage, bones, ligaments and tendons of the hip for damage or disorders. I use a small camera, called an arthroscope, which is inserted into the hip joint.

Total Hip Replacement

This surgery replaces diseased and damaged portions of your hip with implants designed to restore function to the hip joint.

Hip – Conditions

Labral Tears of the Hip

This condition is a tearing of the labrum - a thick cuff of fibrous tissue that lines the hip socket. The labrum cushions the joint and provides a smooth surface for the head of the femur to glide within the socket. A torn labrum can interfere with the normal motion of your hip joint.

Elbow – Conditions

Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)

This condition, commonly called tennis elbow, is a degeneration of the tendons that attach to the lateral epicondyle, the bony bump on the outer side of your elbow.

Foot and Ankle – Procedures

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 your ligaments are stretched or torn. A simple repair, known as the Bröstrom-Gould technique, is ideal for athletes who need to retain full range of motion.

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