Your bones have an important job to do every day in giving your body the structure it needs, but when accidents or circumstances occur, you can count on the orthopedic physicians at Kendall Orthopedics to get you back on your feet.
Our physicians specialize in the repair of fractures and other traumatic injuries. We also offer anterior hip replacement as an advanced treatment option for arthritis.
Below are some of the conditions we treat and services we provide. Contact us for more information or if you would like to make an appointment.
What we treat
- ACL tears
- Meniscal tears
- Cartilage injuries
- Rotator cuff tears
- Labral tears
- Hip arthritis
- Surgical fixation of complex pelvic and acetabular fractures
- Surgical fixation of long bone fractures of the arms and legs
- Surgical fixation of peri-articular fractures of the arms and legs
- Surgical fixation of distal radius fractures
- Surgical fixation of complex foot fractures
- Non-union repair
- Circular ring external fixation
- Knee arthroscopy
- ACL reconstruction
- Meniscal repair/meniscectomy
- Cartilage restoration procedures
- Shoulder arthroscopy
- Rotator cuff repair
- Labral repair
- Total hip replacement
- Total knee replacement
- Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty
Hip replacement and reconstruction
When considering joint replacement surgery, selecting a knowledgeable provider is important. Dr. Sandilands is specially trained in anterior hip replacement surgery, which is a possible treatment option for advanced hip arthritis.
Patients with a history of arthritis (rheumatoid, osteo, or post-traumatic) are often candidates for joint replacement. Other conditions requiring surgery include avascular necrosis (death of bone tissue due to decreased blood supply), fractures, infection or bone tumors.
Non-surgical treatments for arthritis pain include:
- Physical therapy
- Changes to activity
When conservative treatment no longer offers relief and pain is keeping you from participating in the activities you enjoy, it may be time to discuss your surgical options.
Joint replacement options:
We work closely with each patient to understand their disease process and develop a personalized treatment plan. If the time comes for surgery, our office provides a number of joint replacement options, including:
Total hip replacement
Total hip replacement occurs when an orthopedic surgeon removes damaged bone and replaces it with new components to create a new joint. First, the damaged portion of the hip joint, including the socket portion of the pelvis, or hip bone, is removed. The area is covered with a smooth, artificial surface. The damaged ball at the top of the femur is also removed and replaced with a new ball comprised of metal or ceramic material. The surgeon and his team take care to ensure the new ball moves smoothly in the socket and leg length is maintained. Patients may stay in the hospital a few days after surgery, and are released home or to a rehabilitation facility depending on their progress with physical therapy.
Anterior total hip replacement
The anterior approach to hip replacement is a more recent technique that is considered a muscle-sparing surgery. The same components are used to replace the damaged ball and socket joint as during a traditional hip replacement. However, during the anterior hip replacement, the surgeon makes an incision in the front of the hip. The muscle isn’t cut, often resulting in an easier recovery and a shorter hospital stay.