In some cases where total hip replacement has been recommended, our surgeons can perform the surgery in a less invasive manner than what used to be the norm. Rather than the procedure requiring a 10 or 12-inch long incision, we can now accomplish total hip replacement by making one or two smaller incisions. This newer approach requires less muscle dissection, minimal pain, quicker recovery and faster rehabilitation.
Our surgeons use the latest technology available in orthopedic surgery to place your new hip implant, resulting in greater patient satisfaction, more natural movement and longer-lasting success.
Total knee replacement surgery has advanced significantly in recent years. Our surgeons are passionate about staying up to date on the latest advancements in technology and procedures. A total knee replacement is only recommended when conservative, non-invasive treatments have not been successful. In these cases, the pain caused by an arthritic or damaged knee is affecting the enjoyment of everyday life.
From personalized, state-of-the-art manufacturing of the knee implant to laser-guided robotic surgery tools, our surgeons will ensure that your procedure results in the best possible outcome.
Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty is a partial knee replacement. During the degenerative process of osteoarthritis, sometimes only one part of the knee is damaged and needs resurfacing. If your surgeon recommends this procedure rather than total knee replacement, your recovery and rehabilitation time will be less.
If a previous joint replacement (hip or knee) develops problems, a revision total joint replacement may be necessary. Part or all of the existing joint prosthesis may need to be replaced. Our surgeons are usually able to perform this procedure on an outpatient basis due to the sophisticated technology and protocols used in our facility.
To repair an injury or degenerative problem in the knee or shoulder, arthroscopic surgery may be recommended. An arthroscope is a fiber-optic scope that is inserted into the knee or shoulder and is used to evaluate and/or treat torn cartilage, remove loose pieces of cartilage or bone, reconstruct ligaments or perform cartilage transplant. Arthroscopy is also sometimes used for general diagnostic purposes.
When the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in the knee is torn partially or completely, it must be replaced. One of our expert orthopedic surgeons will replace the ligament with new tissue, either from another part of your own body (autograft) or from a donor (allograft). Over time, the replacement tendon will grow into a new ligament.
When conservative, non-invasive treatments for a tear in the rotator cuff are not sufficient, surgical rotator cuff repair may be indicated. Depending on the injury, our surgeons may be able to complete the rotator cuff repair arthroscopically. An arthroscope is a fiber-optic scope that is inserted into the shoulder joint and used to repair the rotator cuff tendons which have been torn. The tendons are anchored back to the shoulder bone by way of suture anchors.
For serious fractures that involve displaced or unstable broken bones, or that involve a joint, ORIF surgery to repair the fracture may be necessary. These types of serious fractures cannot be repaired using a cast or splint. ORIF (open reduction internal fixation) surgery can be very complex, depending on the injury, and our surgeons have received advanced training in performing these procedures.
Spinal fusion may be recommended to treat degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis or other disorders of the spine. It is performed to relieve pain and pressure on the vertebrae. The surgery is performed in conjunction with bone grafting and sometimes, the placement of hardware (screws, pins, or other) depending on the complexity of the problem. Our neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons have achieved the highest level of training and expertise in spinal procedures.
A laminectomy is a surgical procedure where a portion of the vertebral bone is removed. It is most commonly performed when treating spinal stenosis. The neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons at INOV8 Surgical have completed specialized training in spinal and neurological issues.
The surgical removal of damaged disc material in the spine is called a discectomy and is performed at INOV8 Surgical by a highly skilled neurosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon experienced in these types of procedures. Before recommending a discectomy, careful evaluation and diagnosis is performed. An endoscopic discectomy is considered a “least-invasive surgery” and is performed through a very small incision.
There are three bones that comprise the ankle joint, and when any one or a combination of the three bones are broken, your orthopedic surgeon will evaluate the damage and recommend a plan for repair. This type of injury can be as simple as manipulating the broken bones back into place and applying a cast, or as complex as having to be surgically repaired through ORIF (open reduction and internal fixation) procedure.
Our podiatric surgeons utilize the latest technology and procedures when performing a total ankle replacement (arthroplasty). Replacement of the ankle joint is necessary when osteoarthritis has damaged the ankle to a degree that it cannot be rehabilitated with less invasive treatments. Technological advancements have greatly improved artificial ankle implants over the last few years and total ankle arthroplasty has become a more common procedure.
Our surgeons specializing in foot and ankle surgery have completed additional years of specific training in these procedures. As they diagnose and treat foot and ankle issues, they take a comprehensive look at the musculoskeletal system from the hips down to the feet in order to identify the true cause of pain, degenerative issues or injuries. A forefoot reconstruction may be necessary when problems develop due to bunions, hammertoes and osteoarthritis, among other conditions.
A spinal cord stimulator is a device much like a pacemaker which is implanted under the skin at the base of the spinal cord and delivers low levels of electricity directly to the spinal cord. Our doctors have received highly specialized training in implanting these devices and use x-ray or ultrasound guidance during placement.
In certain cases your doctor may recommend a steroid injection or spinal cord stimulation for a painful condition.
LOCATION & HOURS
We are conveniently located at Katy Freeway and the
Beltway 8 on the west side of Houston.