Knee and Shoulder
The Knee and Shoulder Center at TOC brings together a team of dedicated and highly trained physicians and support staff to diagnose and treat all conditions of the shoulder and knee.
Seeking a physician with subspecialization ensures that the patient has the best possibility for full recovery within the shortest time frame. When it comes to the treatment of shoulders, extreme caution needs to be exercised to maintain the delicate balance between soft tissue tension and stability, as it is intimately linked to range of motion and function. The specialists at TOC are board-certified and trained in the latest minimally invasive procedures that allow faster recoveries with less pain. Additionally, they treat complex fractures and degenerative conditions utilizing state-of-the-art reconstructive techniques. In conjunction with our trained physical therapists, we provide a continuum of care that ensures speedy recovery and a return to a healthy lifestyle at the earliest possible time.
Mini Knee Replacement
Total knee replacement is sometimes the only alternative when pain becomes constant. TOC physicians are trained in the mini-incision total knee replacement which allows knee surgery to be performed less invasively, using the same clinically proven implants as traditional surgery.
The mini-incision procedure can be performed through an incision as small as 4 inches, as opposed to the traditional 8 inch incision. Benefits include less disruption of tissue during surgery, smaller incision and scar, the ability to perform more exercises (as early as day one after surgery), and less pain.
Quad Sparing Knee Replacement
Using state-of-the-art techniques and instruments, TOC surgeons can place the same, clinically proven implants used in traditional knee replacement surgery, but through a much smaller incision and without cutting through key tendons and muscles.
In traditional surgery, the surgeon makes an 8 inch incision down the front of the knee, and tendon and quadriceps muscle (which control the bending of the knee) are cut. In quad-sparing knee replacement, a 3 to 5 inch incision is made on the side of the knee, and the tendon and “quad” muscle are separated, rather than cut.
Compared to standard surgery, potential benefits of this minimally invasive surgery include smaller incisions, shorter rehabilitation and less blood loss.
Knee & Shoulder Conditions We See & Treat
Medical and surgical treatment of shoulder and knee pain include:
- Shoulder impingement
- Rotator cuff injuries
- AC separation
- Labral tears
- Anterior knee pain
- ACL injuries and reconstruction
- Acute and degenerative meniscal tears
- Cartilage repair
- Arthroscopic surgery