At Martin Orthopedics, our experienced orthopedic surgeons offer advanced, highly skilled orthopedic care with a personalized touch. You’ll never feel like just another patient at our office. We’ll ensure you’re comfortable and fully understand your orthopedic diagnosis and the treatment options available to you.
Martin Orthopedics specializes in treating upper and lower extremity pain and injuries.
We offer a complete radiological diagnosis followed by conservative and/or surgical treatment of osteoarthritis, sports injuries, and general orthopedic conditions. A non-operative approach may be the ideal treatment for your orthopedic condition. But when surgery is needed, our board-certified orthopedic surgeons provide state-of-the-art treatments including minimally invasive knee replacements and total shoulder replacements.
SPECIALIZED SURGERY PROCEDURES
These are the typical problems evaluated by our physicians. Our physicians are experienced in each issue and the staff of Martin Orthopedics is happy to answer questions about your specific symptoms.
Diagnosing joint injuries and disease begins with a thorough medical history, physical examination, and usually x-rays. Additional tests such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (CT) may also be needed.
Through the arthroscope, a final diagnosis is made, which may be more accurate than through “open” surgery or from x-ray studies.
Joint Replacement Surgery (Arthroplasty)
Total joint replacement is a surgical procedure in which parts of an arthritic or damaged joint are removed and replaced with a metal, plastic or ceramic device called a prosthesis. The prosthesis is designed to replicate the movement of a normal, healthy joint.
In 2011, almost 1 million total joint replacements were performed in the United States. Hip and knee replacements are the most commonly performed joint replacements, but replacement surgery can be performed on other joints, as well, including the ankle, wrist, shoulder, and elbow.
Joint Revision Surgery
There are different types of revision surgery. In some cases, only one implant or component of the prosthesis has to be revised. Other times, all three components—femoral, tibial, and patellar—need to removed or replaced and the bone around the knee needs to be rebuilt with augments (metal pieces that substitute for missing bone) or bone graft.
Damage to the bone may make it difficult for the doctor to use standard total knee implants for revision knee replacement. In most cases, he or she will use specialized implants with longer, thicker stems that fit deeper inside the bone for extra support.
Joint (Articular Cartilage)Preservation
Articular cartilage is the smooth, white tissue that covers the ends of bones where they come together to form joints. Healthy cartilage in our joints makes it easier to move. It allows the bones to glide over each other with very little friction.
Articular cartilage can be damaged by injury or normal wear and tear. Because cartilage does not heal itself well, doctors have developed surgical techniques to stimulate the growth of new cartilage. Restoring articular cartilage can relieve pain and allow better function. Most importantly, it can delay or prevent the onset of arthritis.
YOUR RECOVERY IS OUR REWARD
Our results shine brightest when spoken by the patients that have enjoyed a full recovery in many cases. Their story can become yours as you get back to the life you want.
For the leading knee surgeon in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Russellville, Hot Springs, and Cabot, Arkansas, make an appointment at Martin Orthopedics today.