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
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 orthopaedic surgeon before setting
The field of orthopaedics 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 orthopaedic 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 orthopaedics 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.
Dr. Robert Haar is a minimally invasive surgery specialist, and provides world-class
orthopaedic 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.
Dr. Robert Haar is a globally acclaimed orthopedic surgeon. His magnum opus is Haar Orthopedics & Sports medicine, equipped with state of the art medical facilities and progressive technology for performing crucial and modern surgical procedures. The orthopedic centre has established expertise in minimally invasive procedures with thorough assistance of renowned surgeons.
Various types of minimally invasive surgeries offered at Haar Orthopedics are:
Minimally Invasive Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Minimally Invasive Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
Partial Knee Replacement
Minimally invasive surgeries are ideal for athletes as this procedure directly targets the affected area, and keep the healthy bones and tissues untouched. Additionally, the recovery time for minimally invasive surgeries is much less than traditional open surgeries. Less postoperative pain, smaller incisions, less scarring, which makes it possible for athletes to return to the game in a short period of time.
Most commonly treated sport injuries, with minimally invasive surgeries are:
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tears
Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tears
Collateral Ligament Injuries
Rotator Cuff Tears
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
As compared to traditional surgery procedures, MIS has over 90% of success rate. Also, patients who undergo minimally invasive surgery, experience less pain and less blood loss during the procedure. This clearly means that minimally invasive surgeries give higher positive results with less suffering.
The philosophy of minimally invasive surgery is to achieve efficient surgery, with minimal iatrogenic trauma, to obtain a faster recovery. Hence this procedure is best suited for patients who require protection of nerve structures, stabilization of unstable areas, achieve a balance of the bones, promote adequate arthrodesis and restore quick function. However, it is essential to understand your health conditions before undergoing any surgery. Hence, visiting an orthopedics branch is a must.
An orthopedist is essential in cases where the health of the muscles, bones and joints are affected by natural wear and tear, by its use or by congenital problems that affect the normal movement of the body.