At Idaho Orthopaedic & Sports Clinic, our board-certified physicians have been dedicated to providing quality comprehensive orthopaedic care since 1980.
If you have an orthopaedic condition and wish to be advised on the most appropriate treatment, please call 1-208-234-1960 to schedule an appointment or contact us using our web form.
Knee Joint Injuries
Immediately after the injury, patients usually experience pain and swelling and the knee feels unstable. Within a few hours after a new ACL injury, patients often have a large amount of knee swelling, a loss of full range of motion, pain or tenderness along the joint line and discomfort while walking.
A torn meniscus is another common knee injury and involves the surgical removal of all or part of a torn meniscus through a procedure called a Meniscectomy. Surgeons who perform meniscectomies (orthopedic surgeons) will make surgical decisions based on the meniscus's ability to heal as well as your age, health, and activity level.
Shoulder Pain and Injuries
Labral repair is a surgical procedure used to correct damage to the cartilage of the shoulder. Labral tears are a common sports injury and can occur with shoulder dislocations and in overhead athletes. Like the meniscus in the knee, the labrum in the shoulder does not heal well on its own and surgical intervention is often required to return your shoulder to normal.
Torn rotator cuff's are also relatively common and most often involves surgery by re-attaching the tendon to the head of humerus (upper arm bone). A partial tear, however, may need only a trimming or smoothing procedure called a debridement. A complete tear is repaired by stitching the tendon back to its original site on the humerus.
JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERY
Hip joint and knee joint replacements are helping people of all ages live pain- free, active lives.
Joints are formed by the ends of two or more bones connected by tissue called cartilage. Healthy cartilage serves as a protective cushion, allowing smooth, low-friction movement of the joint. If the cartilage becomes damaged by disease or injury, the tissues around the joint become inflamed, causing pain. With time, the cartilage wears away, allowing the rough edges of bone to rub against each other, causing more pain.
When only some of the joint is damaged, a surgeon may be able to repair or replace just the damaged parts. When the entire joint is damaged, a total joint replacement is done. To replace a total hip or knee joint, a surgeon removes the diseased or damaged parts and inserts artificial parts, called prostheses or implants.
Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
At Idaho Orthopaedic & Sports Clinic, we provide treatment for many routine hand conditions caused by injuries, diseases, and deformities of the wrist and hand.
- Trigger Finger - due to certain diseases or an overuse of the thumb, Trigger Finger can cause the sheath that is located on the palm of your hand to thicken, causing irritation, pain, swelling, and locking of the finger
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Pressure on the median nerve at the wrist can cause increased pain at night or numbness in the wrist and fingers, which can cause you to lose your fine motor control and sensation
Prior to performing hand or upper extremity surgery for Trigger Finger or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, our qualified physicians will first prescribe you an anti-inflammatory medication or treat you with a Cortisone injection.
If your symptoms do not go away, a surgical procedure may be performed to provide you with the relief you need.
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