The Orthopaedic Institute is a private practice group of fully trained, experienced, specialty physicians providing the complete spectrum of musculoskeletal care from prevention and diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation through the following specialties:
Orthopaedics involves the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of injuries and conditions of the body’s musculoskeletal system. Comprised of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves and connective tissue, the musculoskeletal system is vital for movement and activity. The Orthopaedic Institute’s specialists are dedicated to improving and restoring musculoskeletal function – helping patients reach their personal wellness goals.
A sub-specialty of orthopaedic surgery or general medicine, sports medicine focuses on the health and physical wellbeing of those involved in recreational activities. Sports injuries can affect the top-level athlete or the “weekend warrior” and often include sprains, ligament or tendon tears, cartilage injuries, joint instability and muscle weakness.
Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
The Board Certified Radiologists at The Orthopaedic Institute specialize in diagnostic imaging, which is the diagnosis of bone and joint disorders. The Radiologists also perform joint and spine injections, along with minimally-invasive procedures including vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty, and sacroplasty. The Radiology department works with TOI’s orthopaedic physicians to help speed the diagnosis and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal pain and injuries.
Interventional Spine and Pain Medicine
The field of interventional pain focusing on diagnosing and treating all types of chronic painful conditions. These can range from spine problems in the neck or back, pain in the joints or limbs, or chronic pain after a surgical procedure. Services offered include facilitating diagnostic imaging and therapy, simple injections or rhizotomy, or minimally invasive cutting edge procedures that can be long term solutions for complex painful issues. At TOI we also are involved in research that keeps us on the front lines of the newest therapies based on advancements in technology.
The term neurostimulation or neuromodulation refers to the application of very low dose electrical energy to the central or peripheral nervous system. It can be thought of similar to a “pacemaker for pain.” These medical devices are most commonly used to treat chronic pain after surgery, nerve pain, or complex regional pain syndrome. Advancements in technology related to new ways of delivering the energy or unique targets for stimulation such as the dorsal root ganglion have led to the ability to treat more patients with higher levels of pain relief. Neurostimulation also offers the unique ability to “test drive” the system with an office based procedure that does not require an incision. At The Orthopaedic Institute we are happy to offer the most recent advancements in neurostimulation to our patients.
Primary Care Orthopaedics
Many musculoskeletal conditions can be managed without surgery and, often times, do not require intervention by an orthopaedic surgeon. The Orthopaedic Insitute’s primary care orthopaedic physicians provide non-surgical, conservative care treatment of common orthopaedic injuries and disorders, including the performance of office-based procedures such as fracture care, joint injections, joint aspirations, casting, splinting and other procedures not requiring sedation or general anesthesia.
A wide range of problems can occur in the workplace as the result of traumatic injuries and repetitive stress disorders, often including the extremities and spine. The Orthopaedic Institute’s physicians and therapists, who practice occupational medicine, focus on proper diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of these conditions, aiming to improve a patient’s ability to perform tasks in living and working environments.
Depending on the diagnosis and severity of the condition, surgical intervention may be recommended. The Orthopaedic Institute’s fully trained and experienced surgeons provide the complete spectrum of musculoskeletal care, including the following surgical specialties:
- Joint Replacement Surgery
- Knee Surgery
- Foot and Ankle Surgery
- Shoulder Surgery
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Arthroscopic Surgery
- Hip Surgery
- Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
- Spine and Neurosurgery
- Microvascular Surgery
- Trauma Surgery