New Advancement

Dr. MoellekenDr. Alan Moelleken is Trained in

and Performs the Following:

  • Artificial disk replacement, cervical spine
  • Artificial disk replacement, lumbar spine
  • Minimally-invasive spine surgery including minimally-invasive fusions
  • Outpatient fusion procedures
  • XSTOP procedure

 


 

 

Dr. Dirkx

Dr. Jacques

Dr. Dirkx and Dr. Jacques are Trained in and Perform the Following:

Spinal Cord Stimulation:

Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is a procedure that uses an electrical current to treat chronic pain. A small device called a pulse generator is implanted in the back and sends electrical pulse signals to the spinal cord. These pulses act to disrupt the nerve signals that make you feel pain in your affected regions of the spine and limbs. It "replaces" the pain sensation with what most patients describe as a mild tingling sensation. While the treatment does not work for everyone, most patients who qualify for this stimulation therapy report a significant reduction in overall pain, as well as an increased ability to participate in normal family and work activities. Many patients find that they can decrease or stop taking painkillers or other pain medications after undergoing spinal cord stimulation. Your doctor usually will first insert a temporary stimulator through the skin (percutaneously) to give the treatment a trial run for a period of about 5 to 7 days. If the trial is successful, your doctor can implant a more permanent stimulator. After this same-day outpatient procedure is complete, you and your doctor will determine the best pulse strength and usage schedule for long-term use. For more information, see the spinal cord stimulation video link.

More info: http://www.spine-health.com/treatment/back-surgery/spinal-cord-stimulation-chronic-pain

Video Link: http://www.spine-health.com/video/spinal-cord-stimulator-implant-video


 

Dr. Pifer is Trained in and Perform the Following:

Knee Single Portal Arthroscopy- A new single-incision knee surgery with less pain, and a shorter recovery time. http://singleportalarthroscopy.com/

Knee All-Inside ACL Reconstruction- A less invasive ACL reconstruction surgery. https://www.arthrex.com/knee/allinside-acl-reconstruction-flipcutter http://www.matthewpifermd.com/anterior-cruciate-ligament-acl-reconstruction/

Knee All-Inside Meniscal Repair - A less invasive meniscal repair surgery done through arthroscopic incisions.

Subchondroplasty- Treatment for chronic bone marrow lesions that have been shown to be a source of joint pain in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. http://www.subchondroplasty.com/

Shoulder Superior Capsular Reconstruction- New arthroscopic surgery  for patients with irreparable rotator cuff tears (now commonly treated with total shoulder replacements). https://www.arthrex.com/shoulder/superior-capsule-reconstruction

Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement - Treatment option for shoulder arthritis "cuff tear arthropathy." http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00504

Minimally Invasive Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopic Surgery- Technique for performing shoulder and knee surgery through small incisions using a camera and specialized instruments. http://www.matthewpifermd.com/shoulder-arthroscopy/ http://www.matthewpifermd.com/arthroscopy-of-the-knee-joint