Conway Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center

 

What are the most prevalent conditions you deal with?    

 

I see patients with essentially all conditions involving the lower extremities. This includes treating everything from ingrown toenails to patients requiring complex reconstructive surgery. Some of those [ailments] are: bunions, diabetic ulcers, hammer toes, sports injuries, broken bones and tendonitis.

 

Can you discuss some of the improvements that have been made in orthopedic surgery since you began your practice and how they benefit patients?   

 

The biggest innovation since starting my practice is percutaneous/minimally invasive surgery. This means using very small incisions, resulting in quicker healing with fewer complications. Before, we were using larger incisions and more hardware. Minimally invasive surgery can be used for correcting bunions, hammer toes, flat feet and many other procedures, including ankle fusion, Achilles repair and ankle fractures.

 

Do you have any advice for the public related to orthopedic care?   

 

One of the best ways to avoid injury is to stay fit. Exercise is the best thing you can do for your health.

 

When should someone visit an orthopedic surgeon?

 

When you have persistent pain with activity that limits your ability to do the things you enjoy.

 

What do you enjoy the most about being a surgeon?  

 

The most rewarding part of my job is helping someone who is either critically injured or crippled with pain overcome their condition and return to a pain-free lifestyle.  

 

 

conwayregional.org • Conway • 501-329-1510

 

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