Specialized services include sports medicine, joint replacement, hand and upper extremity surgery, adult and pediatric fracture care, arthroscopic surgery, trauma surgery, pain and arthritis management. We perform arthroscopic and reconstructive surgeries as well as total joint replacement surgery. With sophisticated in-house radiological services, including Open MRI and Digital X-ray, diagnostic testing is quick, accurate and convenient for our patients. Plus, we offer injury specific braces and therapy.
Diagnosis starts with getting to know the patient. The doctors and therapists of Abilene Bone & Joint pride themselves on treating the patient as an individual with specific needs. After a comprehensive history is taken, X-rays or an MRI can help in achieving the proper diagnosis. Our onsite Digital X-ray and Open MRI machines are a convenient way to help speed that process.
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- Degenerative joint disease (osteoarthritis)
- Hand disorders, including carpal tunnel syndrome
- Ligament, muscle and bone injury
- Sports related injury
- Trauma related injury
- Work related injury
Surgical Care Options
- Total joint replacement of the hip, knee, elbow, shoulder, and fingers
- Arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, foot, ankle, knee, or hip
- Nerve Stimulator Implants for back pain
- Bracing and splinting
- Physical therapy
HAND AND WRIST SURGERY
We use our hands in a thousand ways every day. Simple functions, like buttoning a shirt, that we take for granted. Hand injury, pain and a loss of function can severely impact our lives. The hand is an extremely complex mechanism requiring sensation, dexterity, strength and flexibility to accomplish both simple and intricate tasks. Problems with the hand, wrist or arm may be due to accidental injury, the strain of overuse that can happen in repetitive work activities, sports related injury, or the challenges of age such as arthritis or chronic inflammation.
Problems with joint motion, tendon gliding, muscle contraction or nerve sensitivity can cause significant pain and make life difficult. Specific care is needed when a problem occurs in the hand, wrist or forearm.
Hand surgeons are orthopedic surgeons who have undergone rigorous advanced training in surgery of the hand. They are true specialists who complete a one-year fellowship concentrating on the hand and upper extremity.
Problems of the Upper Extremity
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Fibrocartilage Tear
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Ulnar Collateral Ligament Rupture
- Rotator Cuff Tear
- Labral Tear
- Trigger Finger and Flexor/Extensor Tendon injury
- Laceration, Fracture and Trauma
- Distal Radius Fracture – wrist
- Scaphoid Fracture – base of thumb
If surgery is not immediately indicated, your surgeon may refer you to physical therapy. You may also benefit from injections, casting or splinting. Check-ups will be scheduled to follow your progress and determine if therapy and other measures are eliminating the need for surgical intervention. When surgery is indicated, physical therapy prior to and after surgery can be highly beneficial to your recovery. Therapy helps decrease pain and swelling as well as improve strength and range of motion both before and after surgery. Pre and post-surgical appointments for check-ups will be made to monitor your healing progress. Your orthopedic surgeon and physical therapist will work together to assist you through both the pre and post-op periods.
We realize real performance begins with physical therapy. Physical therapy prior to and after surgery can be highly beneficial to your recovery. Therapy helps decrease pain and swelling as well as improve strength and range of motion both before and after surgery. Regardless if your needs are daily living skills or to run your next marathon, the team at Action Sports Medicine has the knowledge and tools for you to succeed. Our primary goal is your performance, through your various stages and/or activities of life.
Years of being the sideline orthopedic doctors for many local high school and collegiate teams has garnered the Abilene Bone & Joint team impressive experience within the sports medicine world of the Big Country. With free Saturday morning evaluations during football season, an athletic trainer outreach program to support local high schools, sport specific physical therapy, and the understanding of the importance of athletics in the Big Country, the Abilene Bone & Joint experts are ready to be in your next huddle.
MRI – Magnetic Resonance imaging is a method of viewing inside your body without surgery or radiation. Instead, the machine uses a powerful magnet to take pictures of soft tissue in the body
Digital Imaging Benefits
- Sharper, cleaner images
- Quick results
- Lower dosage x-rays
- Images can be enhanced, enlarged and manipulated
- Images can be easily stored or transported
- Non-surgical treatments include therapy, splinting or casting, injection
- Minimally invasive Arthroscopy
- Orthopedic surgical repair or reconstruction
BRACING AND CASTING
If you or a loved one suffers from a fracture you may need a cast or brace to help your bones heal. The specific method of treatment depends on the severity of the break and the specific bone involved.
- Cast – Casting is the most common type of fracture treatment. Most broken bones can heal successfully once they have been repositioned and a cast has been applied to stabilize bones while they heal.
- Brace – The brace allows limited or controlled movement of joints. This treatment is desirable for some but not all fractures and allows for better hygiene.
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