NYC Minimally Invasive Surgery
Haar Orthopedics & Sports Medicine emphasizes patient comfort and quality care to ensure successful and safe relief of musculoskeletal pain. Conservative treatment methods to joint pain are preferred, which include physical therapy, pain medication such as NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), weight loss, and activity modification. When noninvasive methods of treatment cannot alleviate a patient’s joint pain, surgery may be indicated. For patients undergoing treatment for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or sports injuries such as ACL or meniscal tears, minimally invasive surgery is always preferred.
Minimally invasive surgery has numerous benefits beyond treating musculoskeletal afflictions that limit patient activity and induce significant pain. Minimally invasive surgery requires a smaller incision by nature, which lends itself to a shorter post-operative recovery period, less significant scarring, as well as less blood loss during the operation. With certain procedures, such as partial knee replacement, patients are discharged from the surgical facility the same day as the operation. Recovery times vary by patient and procedure, so it is important to speak with an orthopedic surgeon before setting expectations.
For a comprehensive evaluation for your orthopedic ailment, contact the New York City office of Haar Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, conveniently located on Manhattan's Upper East Side.
Types of Minimally Invasive Surgeries
The field of orthopedics has advanced tremendously since total joint arthroplasty began being performed in the United States in the early 1960's. A number of procedures have been developed that provide benefits beyond traditional joint surgery, including arthroscopy for knee and shoulder repair, minimally invasive partial knee replacement, and minimally invasive hip surgeries, such as direct anterior hip replacement.
Haar Orthopedics & Sports Medicine features an in-office ambulatory facility, allowing Dr. Haar to perform outpatient partial knee replacement for patients while providing the greatest level of convenience and comfort. Dr. Haar is the only orthopedic surgeon in the Manhattan area routinely performing partial knee replacements in an outpatient surgical facility, which offers quicker recovery times by using minimally invasive methods.
Sports medicine is a branch of orthopedics focused on treating athletes and athletic injuries in a manner that allows a return to the playing field as quickly and safely as possible. Most commonly, sports medicine treatment focuses on athletes suffering from ligament and cartilage tears such as ACL or meniscal tears, as well as shoulder injuries, such as labral tears and rotator cuff damage. Arthroscopy, a minimally invasive surgical approach utilizing fiber-optic cameras, allows the surgeon to perform surgery with a view from within the joint.
Orthopedic Excellence in New York City
Dr. Robert Haar is a minimally invasive surgery specialist, and provides world-class orthopedic care in the New York City area. Dr. Haar specializes in treating the knee, shoulder, and elbow arthroscopically, including shoulder labral and rotator cuff repair, and ACL reconstruction. Additionally, Dr. Haar is one of the few surgeons in the New York City area providing partial knee replacement in an outpatient surgical facility.