General orthopedics covers a wide range of conditions and treatments for patients, such as the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of injuries and diseases affecting the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles within the body. Orthopedic conditions may be acute, such as fractures, sprains or strains; or chronic, such as arthritis, tendonitis and more.
Sports medicine is a subspecialty of orthopedics that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries suffered during athletic activity. The goal of treatment is to heal and rehabilitate the injury so patients can return to their favorite activities quickly, whether it's Little League, recreational play or a high school, college or professional sport.
Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows doctors to diagnose and sometimes treat joint injuries and disease through small incisions in the skin. During an arthroscopic procedure, a thin fiberoptic light, magnifying lens and tiny television camera are inserted into the problem area, allowing the doctor to examine the joint in great detail.
Joint pain is caused by damage to the cartilage that lines the ends of the bones —either from arthritis, a fracture, or another condition. If nonsurgical treatments like medications, physical therapy, and changes to your everyday activities do not relieve your pain and disability, we may recommend total joint replacement.
Upper extremity problems are often associated with inflammation, which causes swelling, stiffness, and pain in the joint and surrounding muscles. You may have developed the problem as a result of an injury at work or during physical activity. Repetitive motion and overuse can also lead to pain that gradually worsens over time.
As we age, arthritis and other degenerative conditions can begin to cause a great deal of pain in the hip, knee and ankle joints. Fortunately, orthopedic medicine can fix most hip and knee conditions, and surgery may not always be necessary. Dr. B and his staff work together to provide the precise care you need to get you back on your feet.