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Shoulder Arthroscopy & Rotator Cuff Repair
Shoulder arthroscopy is surgery that uses a small camera called an arthroscope to examine or repair the tissues inside or around your shoulder joint. The arthroscope is inserted through a small incision (cut) in your skin. The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that arise from your shoulder blade to form a cuff over the shoulder joint. These muscles and tendons hold the arm in its "ball and socket" joint and help the shoulder to rotate. The role of the tendons is to hold the powerful shoulder muscles to the shoulder and arm bones, as well as to center the ball in the socker. The tendons can be torn from overuse or injury. During rotator cuff repair these tendons are reattached to the humerus using the arthroscope.
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South Valley Orthopedics & Sports Medicine strives to improve patient quality of life by using minimally invasive solutions and procedures with leading-edge advancement in surgery.
There are many ways to treat the pain caused by arthritis. One way is total hip replacement surgery. The decision to have total hip replacement surgery should be made very carefully after consulting your doctor and learning as much as you can about the hip joint, arthritis, and the surgery.
In total hip replacement surgery, the ball and socket that have been damaged by arthritis are removed and replaced with artificial parts made of metal and a durable plastic material. We call these artificial parts "implants," or "prostheses."
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Knee replacement is surgery for people with severe knee damage. Knee replacement can relieve pain and allow you to be more active. Your doctor may recommend it if you have failed conservative non-operative methods of treatment.
When you have a total knee replacement, the surgeon removes damaged cartilage and bone from the surface of your knee joint and replaces them with a man-made surface of metal and plastic. In a partial knee replacement, the surgeon only replaces one part of your knee joint. The surgery can cause scarring, blood clots and, rarely, infections. After a knee replacement, you will no longer be able to do certain activities, such as jogging and high-impact sports.
Dr. Harwood specializes in minimally invasive patient specific full and partial knee replacements, and in some cases is able to send patients home on the day of surgery.
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