The doctors at Southeast Michigan Center for Orthopedics specialize in the following treatments.
General orthopedic conditions can often be treated non-surgically. For example, arthritis may be treated with medication, injections, physical therapy, and lifestyle modifications before surgery is considered. Simple, non-traumatic fractures tend to heal on their own. Sprains and strains typically get better with rest, hot and cold therapy, gentle stretching, and progressive strengthening exercises.
No matter what sport you enjoy most, athletes are prone to injury because of the added wear and tear on the musculoskeletal system, especially the shoulders, knees, and ankles. Dr. Christopher Stroud treats sports injuries at all levels, including youth sports (age 12+), college athletes, pro athletes, and weekend warriors. Southeast Michigan Center for Orthopedics recognizes that athletes have unique needs in terms of recovery. You need to return to the game at or above your pre-injury performance level. We know how to get you there, with or without surgery.
Trauma / Fracture
Broken bones, aka "fractures," can be well-treated both surgically and non-surgically, depending on the case. Southeast Michigan Center for Orthopedics doctors have the experience and expertise to diagnose and correctly treat both simple and complex skeletal injuries.
Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy
The use of platelet rich plasma (PRP), derived from converting a portion of the patient’s own blood to a high-platelet concentration, can be used to promote healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints. Southeast Michigan Center for Orthopedics doctors can offer this promising new treatment option for:
- Arthritis/joint pain
- Ligaments or tendons injuries, e.g. tennis elbow)
- Improved healing after surgery, e.g. meniscus tear repair
Stem Cell Therapy
Stem Cell Therapy has the potential to create new cells in existing healthy tissues and may help to repair tissues in those structures that are injured or damaged. Southeast Michigan Center for Orthopedics can offer this unique, non-operative treatment for:
- Regenerating articular cartilage in arthritic joints
- Increased healing bone fractures and nonunions
- Healing ligaments or tendons injuries (e.g. tennis elbow)
Pre-op Knee Replacement Nerve Block
Less pain = faster recovery. Southeast Michigan Center for Orthopedics is committed to helping reduce post-operative pain for our knee-replacement patients, as less pain means a faster recovery and return to normal life. Iovera, a new and exciting pain-relieving pre-surgical treatment, uses the body's natural response to cold to treat peripheral nerves around the knee and immediately reduce post-operative pain. The best part: this treatment is done without the use of drugs or pharmaceuticals.
(Hyaluronic acid injections)
Wear-and-tear of the knee joint, aka osteoarthritis, affects millions of Americans, though many patients don't need and/or want surgery. An effective alternative treatment is a type of knee injection called viscosupplementation. Many patients who receive this treatment report tremendous pain-relief such that surgery is unnecessary. Southeast Michigan Center for Orthopedics doctors can offer this treatment using a "nearly painless" injection technique.
(Total knee or hip replacement)
Arthroplasty (Total knee or hip replacement) is surgery intended to relieve pain and to restore function to an arthritic knee or hip. The most common reason for knee or hip replacement is that other treatments (weight loss, medicines, and injections) have failed to relieve arthritis-associated knee pain. The goal of knee replacement is to relieve pain, improve quality of life, and maintain or improve knee function.