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Our special areas of expertise.

Arthroscopic Surgery is one of the most commonly performed orthopedic surgeries. It is used to help diagnose joint problems primarily in the knee, ankle and shoulder. It's a minor surgical procedure and typically can be performed on an outpatient basis. Your OALC physician will insert an arthroscope (an instrument with a camera on the end) into your joint through several small incisions to survey the damage and to guide him as he repairs your joint, ligament, or other damage.

Sports Medicine is the practice of preventing, diagnosing and treating injuries related to or caused by participating in sports or exercise. In addition to fractures, such injuries can include Achilles tendon ruptures, soft tissue injuries, tendonitis and bursitis, spinal disc injuries and more.

Minimally Invasive Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery. Joint replacement surgery involves removing a damaged joint and putting in an artificial one made of plastic, metal and/or other materials. The entire joint doesn’t always need to be removed, just the damaged parts.

At OALC, we apply minimally invasive surgical techniques to hip and knee replacement surgeries whenever possible. This means we make fewer, smaller incisions and operate with smaller tools. The benefits of this approach are many, including less blood loss, faster recovery times and less scarring.

Joint Replacement
Joint replacement is an attractive alternative to total joint replacement for some patients. It’s a more conservative approach that allows patients to conserve more of their natural bone. Hip replacement can help younger, more active patients get back to their activities. Partial knee replacement presents a pain-relieving option for patients who are not yet candidates for a total knee replacement. It, too, is less invasive, conserves more bone and allows more of the natural knee to remain intact. OALC physicians are on the leading edge of this state-of-the-art procedure and are performing it with great success.

Adult Reconstruction/Revision
Although joint replacement surgery is remarkably successful, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons estimates that approximately 10% of implants will fail due to loosening, infections, dislocation and other factors. When this happens, a second procedure called a revision, or reconstruction, is required to remove the old implants and replace them with new components. Physicians at OALC are skilled in the complex techniques of adult joint reconstruction.

Trauma
Orthopedic trauma includes injuries such as major and minor fractures, nerve and tendon injuries, joint dislocation and other orthopedic injuries. OALC surgeons are expert in treating traumatic injuries using minimally invasive techniques that allow minimal scarring and form a basis for orthopedic reconstruction if needed.

Minor Procedures
Many minor procedures can be preformed right in the office on the same day of your visit, including ingrown toenails, warts or other skin lesions, corticosteroid injections, biopsies, etc.

Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
Surgery to correct deformities of the lower limbs such as bunions, hammertoes, claw toes and flat feet.