All the surgeons at Rochester Community Orthopaedics are highly trained and board certified physicians with interest in evalutating and treating arthitic joints. Evaluation consists of a thorough history from the patient, physical exam, and, if necessary, imaging studies including xrays which can be done right in our office. Treatment options range from medications and physical therapy to injections and surgery.
For patients with end stage arthritis, our surgeons are familiar with joint replacement surgery options including the latest advances to help restore and improve function for patients with severely degraded range of motion, mobility and pain. Through the intervention of our surgeons, pain free everyday activities like walking, tennis, gardening, golf and playing with children can be restored to patients who have had to limit or cease these activities as a result of the chronic and debilitating effects of their arthritis.
Rochester Community Orthopaedic surgeons work with the Rochester General Hospital joint replacement team to consider the patient's ability to tolerate the rigors of joint replacement. A pre-operative class is available at Rochester General which is very informative in educating patients either scheduled for or considering hip or knee replacement surgery. Instructors for this class include nurses, physical therapists and social workers who provide invaluable information in preparation for joint replacement surgery.
Joint replacement procedures include:
- Rotator Cuff Reconstruction
- Hip replacement
- Knee replacement