I manage all areas of orthopaedic trauma except hand and spine. My most common injuries are from high energy trauma and often involve multiple areas of the body. Examples: tibia fracure, femur fracture, pilon fracture, tibial plateau fracture, calcaneous fracture, pelvic fracture, acetabular fracture, proximal humerus fracure, elbow fracture, wrist fracture, etc..
Post Traumatic Reconstruction
A large portion of my practice is devoted to the sequelae of trauma. This involves dealing with bone infection (osteomyelitis), nonunion (bone that doesn't heal), malunion (bone that heals crooked), limb length discrepancy (bones that heal short), problematic amputations, and post traumatic arthritis. In short, I am a limb salvage specialist. Most of my referrals come from other orthopaedic surgeons all over Florida to manage these complex problems. I am very familar with all the techniques needed to achive the best result possible.
Joint Replacement and Fusions
I have a substantial practice of direct anterior total hip arthroplasty. It is not uncommon for my total hip patients to leave the hospital on post operative day one or two. I also specialize knee arthroplasty (partial as well as total). In addition to my joint replacement practice, I have a large population of arthritic foot and ankle patients. I have very limited indications for total ankle arthroplasty, but perform a significant number of ankle and subtalar fusions. In addition, I can also perform ankle distraction arthroplasty as an alternative to ankle fusion.
Limb Lengthening and Deformity Correction
Often bones can heal both short and crooked. Also, some people may suffer a growth arrest during childhood and be left with a deformed, shortened limb. I utlize both internal (plates, nails) and external (Ilizarov, Taylor Spatial Frame, TL-Hex) devices to realign limbs and correct for limb length discrepancy. Also, I one of a handful of surgeons in Central Florida utilizing an internal lengthing nail (Ellipse Technologies Precice Nail) for correction of limb length discrepancy.