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Joint Injury Care Services

Are you experiencing knee or joint pain? If you have suffered a joint injury and pain is a daily occurrence, feel free to give us a call. Sometimes joint pain can be caused by arthritis. Unfortunately, arthritis can develop in numerous joints including the knee, elbow, wrist, and more. Arthritis treatment runs the gamut between exercise and pharmacological treatment to surgery. Sometimes medical treatments fail and surgery becomes the best option. Our practice offers a broad range of solutions for joint pain.

Some of Our Joint Care Services:

Advanced Hand and Wrist Care

Knee Care Including Partial Knee Replacement

Hip Replacement Surgery

Minimally Invasive Joint Treatments

Shoulder Care and Surgery

Comprehensive Ankle Care

Personalized Rotator Cuff Care

Non-Steroidal Shoulder Pain Care

Knee Injury Treatment – Knee Surgeon in Dallas

The Marvelous Knee

Your knee is an engineering marvel, an intricate combination of bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and soft tissue. The largest joint in your body, the knee is the juncture of your thigh bone (femur) and shin bone (tibia). The two are connected to each other and to the front-facing kneecap (patella) by a complex network of muscle and connective tissue.

Although the knee is described as a "hinge joint," that image is a little misleading. The bones don't actually interlock with each other, but instead meet end-to-end, buffered by a cushion of smooth cartilage. Two rubbery discs called menisci also separate the femur and tibia. An oily fluid (called synovial fluid) lubricates the joint surfaces to help keep them friction-free. Ligaments and muscles control the joint's main motions, flexion (bending) and extension (straightening).

Common Knee Injuries

Two main types of knee injuries exist, acute and overuse injuries. Certain groups of people are more susceptible to knee damage, including older people as well as very athletic people. Common symptoms of knee injuries include locking, creaking sounds, pain in the knee joint, and instability. Onto Orthopedics uses some of the leading diagnostics and treatment technologies to help isolate and treat the cause of your knee injury symptoms.

Hip Replacement Surgery

hip implantHip replacement surgery is an orthopedic procedure where the damaged hip joint is replaced by an artificial joint ‘prosthesis’. Prostheses are made of materials like metal, ceramic or plastic so that they are accepted by the body. Hip replacement surgery is commonly advised to patients with damaged hip joint due to arthritis, hip fractures and benign or malignant bone tumors. Symptoms such as continuous hip pain, even when the patient is taking medication; difficulty in commuting, difficulty using a staircase, increased pain on walking, difficulty in rising from a seated position etc. may be the reasons for considering the surgery. The ultimate goal of this operation is to relieve the patient of his suffering and achieve maximum joint mobility.

Joint Arthroplasty, Care and Procedures

people walking, kneesJoint arthroplasty is a surgical procedure done to replace a damaged joint with an artificial one called as prosthesis. In chronic arthritis, deformities most often start occurring at the smaller joints. The knee joint is also commonly affected. This begins as a flexion deformity and gradually results in cartilage damage (cartilage is connective tissue surrounding the joint that reduces friction). When such damages occurs, normal function is rarely regained even with oral medication and exercise. Activities such as rising from a chair, sitting on the floor and climbing stairs become very difficult. Joints can become completely stiff.

The aim of joint arthroplasty is to diminish the pain caused due to the cartilage damage. It is this pain which can lead to immobility, resulting in weak muscles around the joint.


Common Knee Injuries and Immediate Care

we treat many common knee injuriesKnee injuries can be as simple as pain resulting from a minor fall or can be something major like a vehicular accident tearing the knee ligaments or cartilages. Sometimes, sports injuries may affect the muscles and bones of the knee joint too, and that’s when a visit to an orthopedic surgeon may be necessary. The field of orthopedic medicine is constantly advancing. Our practice maintains a variety of leading in-office diagnostic and treatment technologies to assist in your care.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries:

Injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee are caused by the knee bending the wrong way, pushing back too far or twisting too hard, leading to overstretching and rupturing of the ligament. The immediate treatment includes protect, rest, ice, compress and elevate (PRICE).

  • Protect: You should protect your knee from any weight-bearing by using crutches for a few days.
  • Rest: One must stop playing any type of sports affecting the knee.
  • Ice: It helps by reducing swelling and pain and quickens the healing process.
  • Compress: Specialized elastic bandages help by reducing swelling and provide support to the joint and ligament following the injury till they recover completely.
  • Elevate: Helps in reducing the swelling.

Exercise rehabilitation programs, wearing a knee brace or surgery are options occasionally.

ACL knee surgery is recommended in conditions where the knee gives way during daily activities, when there is a complete rupture of the ligament, when non-surgical treatment fails and for those who want to return to sports like football, rugby, tennis, boxing etc. at the earliest.

Medial Cruciate Ligament (MCL) Injuries:

These injuries occur when there is a sudden force

Hand and Wrist Specialist- Advanced Care

Your hands and wrists allow incredible dexterity in both everyday activities and in high-intensity situations. While minor hand or wrist pain is more common than severe injuries, severe injuries including broken bones as well as joint dislocations and ligament tears do occur.1 Both young and old people can suffer from severe injuries, albeit for different reasons. Children often experience hand and wrist injuries while playing or during sports. Older people can experience injuries to these areas due to a loss of muscle and bone mass.

Hand and Wrist Injuries

Typically hand and wrist injuries fall into two categories, acute and overuse injuries. Acute injuries usually involve immediate swelling and pain, while overuse injuries might cause increased pain over time. Onto Orthopedics, the home of Dr. Shawn Hayden, treats many acute and overuse hand and wrist injuries.

Acute Injuries- These include ligament injuries (skiier's thumb), bruises, tendon injuries (mallet finger), joint injuries, pulled muscles or strains, dislocations, crushing injuries (can produce compartment syndrome), or broken bones.

Overuse Injuries- These include carpal tunnel syndrome (involving excess pressure on the median nerve), tendon pain (often generated by tendonisis or small tendon tears), or De Quervain's disease when tendons become inflamed. These injuries often involve pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the affected area.

Treatment varies depending on location and severity of your wrist or hand injury. While minor injuries can typically be treated at home, more severe chronic or acute problems should be treated by a professional. If you suspect that you have a severe wrist or hand injury, contact us soon after applying first aid. Our team of specialists will help make sure you get the attention you deserve for your hand or wrist.

Knee Joint Fracture Care- Plano Orthopedic Surgeon

knee fractureA fracture is a discontinuity or break in the bone caused due to external forces which are comparatively stronger in nature than the tissues that build the bone. Fractures may be simple or complex. In simple or closed fractures, there is not much destruction, bones remain within the body and do not penetrate the skin. In complex or compound fractures, also known as open fractures, the overlying skin ruptures and severe damage to bones, joints, ligaments and tendons occurs. These injuries are generally debilitating and require intensive treatment, surgery and rehabilitation. Injuries like these can be especially dangerous in children as their bones are still growing.

The knee is commonly fractured in automobile accidents and in other traumatic incidents.1 One or more bones around the knee may be fractured. The knee is most commonly injured in vehicular accidents, a fall from a scooter and during sports. A knee fracture is more dangerous as the broken bones involve a joint. If not properly treated, the knee may heal with time but may become stiff and deformed. Most fractures around the knee need to be properly attended to with surgery. Accurate repositioning of the fractured fragments and stable fixation of these fragments is important for achieving successful results. These fractures need to be opened by more than one incision behind the knee.

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