Total Joint Services
We provide knee, hip, and shoulder joint replacements for those struggling with pain, stiffness or deformity. Whether you’ve been injured or have an arthritic condition, a total joint replacement can increase your mobility and increase your overall quality of life.
Our orthopaedic surgeons can look inside the body using state-of-the-art 'joint' scopes and video equipment. These arthroscopic techniques are commonly used to diagnose and treat the problems of large and small joints. Whether it is reconstruction of knee ligaments or visualizing other joints such as the wrist, elbow, or shoulder, the arthroscope is a valuable tool. Arthroscopic procedures are minimally invasive and are done through small surgical incisions, which is why they are sometimes called “keyhole surgeries”, so post-operative recovery time is much shorter than standard surgical procedures. This way, patients can return to normal work or sporting activities much sooner.
The human hand is one of the body's most complex tools. The hand and wrist require a delicate surgical approach when treating fractures, arthritis, deformities or other disorders. Since the hand is often the most widely used body part, proper rehabilitation is crucial. Our surgeons, orthopaedic hand doctors, and therapists work together to create a care plan that brings you back to your full range of living as soon as possible.
Frequently Asked Hand Surgery Questions
Q: What are common types of hand surgery?
A: Common types of hand operations include carpel tunnel surgery, joint fusions, joint replacement, skin grafting and soft tissue reconstruction, tendon repair, and wrist arthroscopy.
Q: What is the recovery time after hand surgery?
A: Depending on the severity of an injury or the type of surgery performed, recovery time from hand surgery could take anywhere from six weeks to four months.
Q: What goes into hand surgery after care?
A: Your doctor or physical therapist can give you recommendations for keeping your joints and muscles as healthy as possible during recovery. Some general tips include, elevating your hand to reduce swelling, mobilize your fingers as soon as it is safe to avoid stiffness, and to ice to reduce inflammation.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
We perform a variety of minimally invasive surgeries, particularly for hip and knee replacements. For many patients, these techniques result in faster recovery with less discomfort. No technique, however, is appropriate for every patient. You can trust us to provide you with the treatment options appropriate for your condition—nothing more, nothing less.
As people age, conditions such as rheumatoid or degenerative arthritis can stop maximum mobility. Others may look towards reconstructive surgery for cosmetic reasons, after weight loss, after a double mastectomy, for burns, or for a plethora of other reasons. At Orthopaedic Associates, expert surgeons can manage these types of disorders and needs and determine the best time, and the best type of surgical intervention including total joint replacement or more minor procedures.
Urgent Evaluations and Trauma Surgery
Unfortunately, trauma is a part of our highly mechanized and fast-paced life. When a sports injury, work injury, or an accident occurs, patients can start the healing process faster when they receive proper diagnosis and treatment — from the start.
Using the latest technology, injury and trauma care is led by our board-certified surgeons and rendered by our experienced physical and occupational therapy team, with the goal of rapid return to work and to your productive lifestyle.
That’s why we do everything we can to get patients in fast. Same day appointments are often available. Call 218-722-5513 to get the best care and treatment right from the start.
Foot and Ankle Surgery
Whether caused by age, sports injury, trauma or illness, the pain from foot and ankle disorders can limit a person’s ability to be active. This pain can be eliminated or significantly reduced through arthroscopy, arthrodesis, cartilage repair, total ankle replacement, and other techniques.