What is Reconstructive Trauma?
Orthopedics exists to repair and heal the countless conditions that affect our joints. Dr. Burke understands the complexity of orthopedic care so through research and experience, he has become a specialist in several forms of reconstructive surgery. His orthopedic surgery provides treatment for debilitating musculoskeletal disorders, such as sports or strain-related injuries of the knee, shoulder, hip, hand or other joints, bone fractures, trauma, joint diseases and injuries, and spinal injuries.
In fact, Dr. Burke offers all the following reconstructive trauma for his patients:
Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction can be performed by using the patient’s own tissue during surgery. Patients who wish to return to sports and high-energy activities are recommended to undergo ACL reconstruction surgery with Dr. Burke. (Read more)
This outpatient procedure improves surgery performance since a small camera looks inside any of the joints and assists during the arthroscopy. Dr. Burke and his surgery assistants can see the inside of the joint on a monitor with full 3D details of the orthopedic injury or disease. (Read more)
Reconstructive surgery for a bicep repair focuses on tearing either in the elbow or shoulder. The bicep can tear partially or completely if the cause of injury is strong enough to rip through tendons. Dr. Burke performs surgical reconstruction for bicep repair with small incisions near the tear. (Read more)
For some orthopedic conditions, Dr. Burke recommends bone and tissue transplantation, or an autograft. This reconstructive procedure uses a patient’s own bone or tissue cells to repair their injury or disorder. (Read more)
Bunion surgery with Dr. Burke Orthopedics helps patients with foot pain relief. Over time, bunions become painful as they over grow and add more pressure to the foot. Bunion surgery reconstructs the shape of the foot and angle of the big toe. (Read more)
Carpal tunnel release is an orthopedic operation where Dr. Burke treats patients suffering from carpal tunnel symptoms. He cuts and releases the ligament in the wrist responsible for carpal tunnel syndrome. This small cut relieves pain that patients once felt in their hands and wrists. (Read more)
A fracture should be addressed as soon as possible with Dr. Burke Orthopedics. Depending on which bones are broken, surgery for the fracture may be necessary. However, there are nonsurgical options available as well for a fracture repair. (Read more)
A meniscectomy is a specific procedure for patients with a torn meniscus in their knee. Dr. Burke removes a portion of the meniscus or all of it so the patient can begin to heal. For this reconstructive trauma surgery, an arthroscopy is also a treatment option. (Read more)
For an osteotomy, Dr. Burke cuts through a portion of bone to provide patients with pain relief. Part of a bone can cause chronic pain for the entire joint. So, Dr. Burke identifies which bone is causing the most pain then cuts away this part of the joint. (Read more)
The operation itself is a minimally invasive surgery with minor incisions and little to no scarring. The portion of the joint with the most bone damage receives artificial surfaces with robotic assistance. Patients only have the option for partial joint replacement during a certain time frame. (Read more)
Rotator Cuff Repair
The rotator cuff tears after a sudden injury to the shoulder. Rotator cuff repair involves cleaning this area then reattaching the shoulder tendons. Dr. Burke usually performs rotator cuff repair with the help of an arthroscope. (Read more)
Spinal fusion is reconstruction trauma surgery for vertebrae that make up the backbone. Dr. Burke will fuse two or more vertebrae together so they form a single disc in the spine. Spinal fusion works when patients experience back pain while moving or from certain orthopedic disorders. (Read more)
The entire joint receives an artificial replacement. The most common reason for performing a total joint replacement is to relieve the pain and disability caused by chronic arthritis. Patients can achieve pain relief even for the most devastating orthopedic conditions. (Read more)
Trigger Finger Release
Trigger finger release surgery is reconstruction trauma that focuses on the tendons within the finger. A small cut creates more room for the tendons to move about in the finger which stops any previous catching or locking that the patient felt before. (Read more)
Why Would Dr. Burke Recommend Reconstructive Trauma?
Reconstructive trauma may be recommended by Dr. Burke for the following reasons:
- Injury to the bones or muscles
- Fracture to the bone
- Conditions that affect the tissues or bones
Symptoms of Needing Reconstructive Trauma
Dr. Burke Orthopedics patients with the following symptoms may need reconstructive trauma:
- Loss of joint or muscle function
- Pain in the joints or muscles
- Difficulty moving
- Difficulty performing daily activities
Benefits of Reconstructive Trauma with Dr. Burke Orthopedics
Reconstructive Trauma with Dr. Burke Orthopedics offers patients the following benefits:
- Improved range of motion
- Decreased pain
- Removal of diseased portions of the body
- Procedure performed by a reconstructive trauma specialist
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★★★★★ – by Kim R.
“I have been going to Dr. Burke for a couple years. Hands down he is the best doctor for Orthopedic needs. He is going to give you a straight forward answer on your options for treatment. He office staff is very friendly and willing to answer any questions that you may have. Aaron is the best assistant that Dr. Burke has on his staff.”
★★★★★ – by Jimmy J.
“My wife has had both of her knees replaced. I have had rotator cuff surgery and trigger finger surgery. All of our surgeries were done by Dr. Burke and I can assure you that you will not find a better orthopedic surgeon anywhere. He truly cares about his patients. His also has exceptional staff – including his Physicians assistants and technicians.”
★★★★★ – by Donna C.
“Dr. Burke saw me right away and even though my problem was not orthopedic related, he quickly helped me and even sent me to a cardiologist where I received immediate care and was admitted to the hospital for heart failure. Thanks to him, I am alive.”