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What's New at Saint Alphonsus Medical Group – Riverside Orthopedics

Riverside Orthopaedic Clinic is now Riverside Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Dr. Davis and Dr. Foote are pleased to announce that in addition to board certification in Orthopedic surgery, they are board certified in Sports Medicine.

The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery offers a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine. To receive this additional qualification, candidates must meet rigorous requirements and have additional training in sports medicine and arthroscopy. Selected applicants sit for the qualifying exam. Dr. Foote and Dr. Davis passed this exam in November of 2011. Both physicians completed their sports medicine fellowship at the Lake Tahoe Sports Medicine Fellowship program in Lake Tahoe, CA.

As sports medicine physicians they provide highly specialized treatment for athletic injuries including advanced arthroscopic techniques for hip, knee, ankle, and shoulder procedures. They provide all arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and cutting edge techniques in ACL reconstruction, meniscus repair, and cartilage restoration. They also offer hip arthroscopy, a new and emerging technique for dealing with certain hip problems.

Our Approach

Each patient is unique and our goal is to get to know you as a partner in your care. Open communication, personal attention, and shared decision-making provide the foundation for our relationship. We begin with a comprehensive physical examination using the most advanced imaging technology available. This enables us to provide you with an accurate diagnosis. We then develop an individualized treatment plan to help relieve you of discomfort and restore function while minimizing risk.

We Pursue Conservative Treatments FIRST

We recognize that surgery of any kind involves risk. That's why we are committed to pursuing all conservative treatment options before recommending surgery. The treatments we may suggest include individualized exercise programs, physical therapy, oral medication, and local injections. Should these types of conservative efforts fail to provide you with adequate relief, we will carefully review all surgical options, discuss each one fully with you and your family, and help you weigh the potential risks and benefits. Ultimately, the decision to have surgery is yours.

Specialized Treatment

Dr. Foote and Dr. Davis are fellowship trained in sports medicine. They specialize in advanced arthroscopic techniques which are less invasive than traditional surgery.

Arthroscopy

Major Results Through Minor Incisions
Using up-to-date techniques and instrumentation, our surgeons treat your injury using a minimally invasive procedure called arthroscopic surgery. Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure used to visualize, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint. In an arthroscopic examination, a small incision is made in the patient's skin. Then, pencil-sized instruments that contain a small lens and lighting system are used to magnify and illuminate the structures inside the joint. Using this minimally invasive procedure, we can perform shoulder surgeries such as rotator cuff repair, shoulder instability reconstruction, and biceps tendon procedures. Knee arthroscopy is used to treat ligament tears, meniscal problems, and cartilage injuries. Arthroscopic surgery is an outpatient procedure and often results in a shorter recovery period.

Joint Replacement

Total joint replacement is a surgical procedure in which certain parts of an arthritic or damaged joint, such as a hip or knee joint, are removed and replaced with a plastic or metal device called a prosthesis. The prosthesis is designed to enable the artificial joint to move just like a normal, healthy joint.

If joint replacement surgery is an option to relieve your pain, we will provide the specific-to-you details of which type of joint we will use, what you need to know to prepare for the surgery, how the surgery will be performed, and what results you can expect once you are up and moving again.

Total joint replacements of the hip, knee, and shoulder have been performed since the 1960s. Today, using a patient-specific approach, proven techniques and modern technology, our surgeons can help reduce you pain, restore the function of your joints, and help improve the quality of your life.

Digital X-ray Equipment

We offer complete digital X-ray services in our clinic. This service allows us to offer our patients a convenient and affordable option for receiving imaging services in conjunction with their appointment.

Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)

Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) is a condition that causes hip pain in active patients. With hip arthroscopy, our surgeons can remove irritated tissue and excess bone with a minimally invasive technique.