Physicians affiliated with Surgery Center of Reno are specially trained in the following care areas:
Foot / Ankle
Hand and Upper Extremity
For patients in the Reno area coping with musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction, The Surgery Center of Reno provides top-rated orthopedic care. Our orthopedic specialists pinpoint and treat disorders that can strike vulnerable areas in your body -- including your neck and back, foot and ankle, hip and thigh, knee and lower leg, shoulder and elbow, and hand and wrist zones.
The orthopedic team at The Surgery Center of Reno is highly trained in a range of surgical innovations, including joint replacement, soft tissue repair and bone fusion procedures. Other surgeries available at our Reno facility include arthroscopy, which diagnose and treat joint problems; and osteotomy, which repositions malformed bones.
Orthopedic professionals at The Surgery Center of Reno not only offer the latest surgical techniques, but also provide prescription medication, epidural injections and other pain management techniques. Our orthopaedic surgeons will also consult with you on the most effective exercise and alternative healing treatments.
The Surgery Center of Reno Orthopedic physicians provide expe1i evaluation and treatment for your pain, injury or chronic condition. Among the many problems address are:
Over the span of time, the impact of joint disease, arthritis, or excessive body weight can erode the hip joint. Arthritis can be an inherited disease process that appears with age. Maintaining a healthy body weight is a controllable risk factor. Excessive body weight wears out the normal knee and hip joints which were never intended to carry a human that is obese or morbidly obese.
The problem of obesity is growing, which in turn causes more joint problems. As of 2015, 34.9% of U.S. adults are obese or morbidly obese, according to the Journal of American Medicine (JAMA). The study also found that obesity worsens as a person enters their 40s and 50s. Obesity is higher among middle age adults, 40-59 years old (39.5%) than among younger adults, age 20-39 (30.3%) or adults over 60 or above (35.4%) adults
According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, about 193,000 hip replacements are performed yearly. With the aging of the post-World War II baby boom generation (those born between 1946-1964), this number will grow significantly as the large segment of the population ages into their 50s, 60s and 70s. By 2040, an estimated 500,000 knee and hip replacements may be performed yearly.
The good news is joint implant technology is improving. This allows the artificial joint to last longer. Likewise, because of the expected longer life of artificial hip joints, more orthopaedics surgeons may recommend hip replacement to patients that have not responded to conservative treatment. Ideally, the extended life of artificial joints will help eliminate the need for a revision surgery on an elderly patient in their 70s or 80s.
A traditional open hip replacement surgery takes about one-to-two hours, although an extremely proficient hip surgeon who does a large volume of cases may be faster. The hip surgeon makes an incision along the side of the hip and carefully moves the muscles at the top of the thighbone to reveal the hip joint. The surgeon then removes the ball and socket portions of the joint. Artificial joint parts are inserted into the thighbone and pelvis, and fixed into position to create the artificial joint.
The knee is vulnerable to a variety of injuries. It is a complex joint with many components. Surgery Center of Reno is affiliated with board-certified orthopedic surgeons that are experts in diagnosing and treating knee pain and injuries. Surgery Center of Reno includes a compassionate staff that work in tandem with the affiliated knee specialists trained in the latest surgical and non-surgical techniques.
The physicians associated with Surgery Center of Reno are regional sports medicine leaders. We understand an individual athlete's injuries impact the whole team. The team of sports medicine and orthopaedic specialists at SCOR will help keep your team on the field or court.