Orthopaedic Surgery involves the diagnosis and treatment of many conditions affecting the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons and nerves of the whole body in adults and children.

Bones: fractured hips, ankles, wrists, tibia and fibula
Ligaments: ruptured tears, ACL
Tendon: tears, Achilles, rotator cuff
Muscles: sprains
Cartilage: menisci of knee
Nerves: carpal tunnel syndrome

Deformities: Leg length discrepancy

Degenerative Conditions:
Joints: Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoarthritis “wear and tear” involving hips, knees, shoulders and ankles
Tumors: Bones, muscles, nerves
Congenital: (born with it)

Common Procedures:
Hip replacement, hip revision
Knee replacement, knee revision
Shoulder replacement
ACL repair

Joint Replacement:
Minimally invasive surgery also known as MIS is a surgical technique that requires a significantly smaller incision than the older, more traditional surgery in joint replacement – the result is less trauma to the soft tissue, less bleeding, less discomfort, and less swelling. This in turn can mean a shorter hospital stay and a faster recovery. At your initial visit you will be informed if you are a candidate for MIS. Due to his expertise and versatility with a variety of manufacturer’s implants, Dr. Gitlin will discuss in full at your initial consultation which ones best suit your particular needs, so you may make an informed choice.

Dr. Gitlin’s surgical expertise extends to all joint surgery including shoulder, hand, and foot surgery.

While all surgery has it’s inherent risks, it requires both scientific knowledge and creative skill. The result will depend on both your surgeon’s technical skill and experience, and your postoperative course in seeking an excellent outcome.

For more information please visit:
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery