Studies show that more than half of back surgeries are unnecessary and the goal of OrthoWilmington is to exhaust nonsurgical treatment for spine problems before using spine surgery. There are times when surgery is the best treatment for a spine condition. The fellowship-trained spine surgeons at OrthoWilmington in North Carolina are proficient in the latest spine surgery techniques and procedures. Some of the common spine procedures performed by our spine surgery specialists include minimally invasive spine surgery, microdiscectomy and spine fusions.
Knee and Hip Surgery
Both the knee and the hip are large, complex joints that are frequently injured through sports, accidents and the aging process. Additionally, conditions such as arthritis and bursitis may cause chronic pain.
The physicians of OrthoWilmington have specialized expertise, including fellowship training, in the treatment of all types of knee and hip pain. We offer our patients many options—from physical therapy exercises to arthroscopy to total joint replacement. Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technology that allows surgeons to see and access a joint very clearly with a camera, avoiding large incisions and long recovery times. It’s a very effective tool for repairing many common injuries and establishing further treatment options.
Total Joint Replacement of Knee or Hip
Every year, more than 400,000 total hip and knee replacement surgeries are performed in the United States. Our physicians are very experienced in joint replacement and revision surgeries, and are abreast of the newest techniques and innovations that improve the outcome for patients.
An innovative technique known as the anterior approach to hip replacement surgery allows the surgeon to reach the hip joint from the front of the hip as opposed to the side or back approaches. The surgeon can work through the natural interval between the muscles, allowing the hip to be replaced without detachment of muscle from the pelvis or femur during surgery. The most important muscles for hip function are left undisturbed and therefore do not require a healing process from surgical trauma.
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