Orthopedic Surgery Specialist
Whether you’re experiencing pain in your shoulder or knee, or you’re suffering from a sports-related injury, you may need orthopedic surgery. Harvey Manes, MD, of Wellwood Orthopedics has a long history of performing orthopedic surgeries and helping patients reduce pain and improve mobility and joint function. If you live near Lindenhurst, New York, or on Long Island and are looking for a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, call Dr. Manes’s office today to schedule your appointment.
Orthopedic Surgery Q & A
What is an orthopedic surgeon?
An orthopedic surgeon focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries and diseases. Dr. Manes, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, treats injuries and issues relating to your:
While he can address numerous problems such as those, Dr. Manes specializes in sports medicine and treating knee and shoulder pain.
In many cases, he can reduce pain through an arthroscopic procedure. Using an arthroscope, which contains a camera with a fiber-optic light, Dr. Manes looks inside your joints to determine your condition’s severity. If the joint is damaged, he repairs it during the same procedure.
How is orthopedics and sports medicine related?
Orthopedics can offer solutions for many sports medicine concerns. Dr. Manes can treat and prevent a wide range of sports-related injuries, including:
- Ligament, meniscus, and rotator cuff tears
- Sprains and strains
- Shoulder impingement
If you have a recurrent issue caused by a sports injury or from repetitive movements, Dr. Manes may be able to prevent further damage or restore athletic performance.
Who should consider orthopedic surgery?
If you have chronic or recurrent pain or mobility issues in your knees or shoulders, Dr. Manes may recommend orthopedic surgery. He may also suggest it if you have deformed or swollen joints, unexplained muscle weakness, or decreased mobility.
What are your orthopedic surgery options?
Dr. Manes has a wide range of experience in orthopedic surgeries, including rotator cuff surgeries and arthroscopic procedures. He can also resolve carpal tunnel syndrome surgically.
Before determining the right course of treatment for you, Dr. Manes performs a comprehensive examination and creates an individualized treatment plan. He may suggest trying less invasive treatment options — such as strengthening exercises or physical therapy — before recommending surgery.
If you think you’re in need of orthopedic surgery, consider seeing a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with over 40 years of experience. Call to schedule your appointment with Dr. Manes today and be one step closer to reducing your pain.