How Does an Orthopedic Surgeon Treat Problems?
While surgery may be a possibility for certain situations, it is not the immediate go-to treatment in a great many cases. If we can provide effective treatment without surgery, that is always the preferred option.
Non-surgical treatments might include physical therapy, medication, and even more advanced, condition-specific methods. We would customize a treatment plan for your individual needs, and with you fully included and engaged as a part of it.
That said, if these treatments do not provide the relief we are looking for, or it is clear from the start that they would not, then surgery becomes a true consideration.
Dr. Fujii is well versed in a number of surgical procedures, and has a particular specialty in arthroscopy.
Arthroscopy is a procedure in which special, small instruments are inserted through a tiny incision. Using these tools, a surgeon can see the condition of bones, joints, or muscles first-hand, and can even operate on them through the initial incision (and perhaps other small incisions, if needed).
Arthroscopy can produce effective results with less scaring and faster recovery times, since there is minimal cutting into the body. This can be an effective procedure for injuries of the rotator cuff, ACL, meniscus, and assorted tendons, ligaments, and cartilage.
If joint replacement is under consideration, Dr. Fujii is also adept in computer- and robot-assisted techniques, using the latest in technology.
Let Us Help You Keep Moving
Whatever form of pain, discomfort, or difficulty you are facing with your mobility, an orthopedic surgeon may be able to help you find the comfort and restoration you need.
Our offices in Carmichael and Roseville are happy to help, and would love to hear from you! Give us a call at (916) 961-3434 to schedule an appointment with us. If you prefer to contact us electronically, you can fill out our online contact form any time and a member of our staff will respond to you during our standard business hours.