Adult reconstructive orthopedics is a subspecialty that focuses on the in-depth study, prevention, and reconstructive treatment of musculoskeletal diseases/disorders such as arthritis, and conditions related to acute or chronic injuries. While arthroplasty is the primary surgical approach, conservative methods are always tried first including anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone injections, and physical therapy.
What are the primary orthopedic treatments that fall under your reconstructive practice?
The vast majority of our patients are older adults, many of whom were once very active. However, chronic pain has negatively impacted their ability to perform day-to-day activities and typically prevents participation in any recreational pursuits. I consider joint replacement to be the core of my reconstructive surgery practice. I perform approximately 500 joint procedures a year that help alleviate pain and enable patients to resume daily activities. The majority of procedures I perform are total knee and hip, with fewer shoulder and revision surgeries.