Orthopaedic Surgery

ABOS LogoDr. Hamada is a Diplomat of The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)

ABOS functions to serve the best interests of the public and of the medical profession by establishing educational standards for orthopaedic residents and by evaluating the initial and continuing qualifications and knowledge of orthopaedic surgeons.

Dr. Hamada can focus on treating patients who suffer from a variety of bone, joint and muscle conditions such as arthritis and osteoporosis to repairing ligament tears and performing total replacement surgeries.

The word "Orthopedics" can mean a number of different things to many different people, but technically, orthopaedics - or musculoskeletal medicine - is an area that concerns the body's bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves, and tendons; all the important parts that enable people to move with ease and maintain active lifestyles. Orthopedic Surgeons such as Dr. Hamada devote their talents to helping patients in four major areas: diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and a frequently overlooked practice, prevention.

Once a patient is diagnosed, treatment may include counseling, a simple cast, medication, surgery, or other types of therapy, depending on the condition. Rehabilitation can include exercise or physical therapy, helping the patient restore normal movement and increase bone/muscle strength. We think it is important to focus on preventive care and talk to patients about avoiding injury and older individuals about fall prevention.

Dr. Hamada utilizes advances in minimally invasive and arthroscopic technologies, allowing you to recover from procedures more quickly. Modern imaging capabilities, including routine X-rays, ultra-sound tests, CT Scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and magnetic resonance arthrograms (MRA), allow for quick and accurate diagnosis.

The most common musculoskeletal ailments we treat include:

  • Sports Injury
  • Arthritic Joint Surgery
  • Spine Surgery

 

Minimally Invasive Procedures

arthroscopic toolsWhen more than physical rehabilitation is required, advanced, minimally invasive procedures such as arthroscopy, cartilage transplant, and ultrasound-guided injections provide other treatment options. In arthroscopic surgery, an arthroscope is inserted through a tiny incision into an injured joint to enable the surgeon to view the joint on a video screen and perform the needed surgical repair (see illustration on the right). Common sports-related orthopaedic disorders that can frequently be treated arthroscopically include:

  • Repair or resection of torn cartilage (meniscus) from the knee or shoulder
  • Reconstruction of the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in the knee
  • Release of carpal tunnel
  • Repair of torn ligaments
  • Removal of inflamed synovium (lining) or loose bone or cartilage in the knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, or ankle
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