Direct Anterior Hip replacement

The direct anterior hip replacement is the only truly minimally invasive hip replacement done.  The hip is replaced through a small incision on the front of the thigh.  In most cases the incision is about 3 inches long, and can be placed along the bikini line leaving a very cosmetic scar once healed.  The space in between two muscles on the front of the hip is used to gain access to the hip joint.  No muscles are cut from the bone. No muscles are split.  The recovery is generally much faster than a traditional hip replacement.  Patients are often able to walk without crutches or a walker and very little to no pain within one week of surgery.

Muscle sparing knee replacement

Dr. Phelps performs a quadriceps sparing knee replacement.  Most knee replacements are done using an incision that cuts the quadriceps tendon, splitting the bottom part of the thigh muscle in half.  Dr. Phelps is able to do the surgery using an incision that leaves the muscle and tendon intact resulting in a much faster recovery.  Many patients are able to go home after one night in the hospital, often returning to most activities in a couple of weeks as opposed to a few months.

Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopy

Dr. Phelps is able to address most tendon and ligament injuries through minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques such as rotator cuff repair, shoulder arthritis, meniscus and cartilage tears.  This results in a faster and less painful recovery.

PRP injection

Platelet rich plasma injection is a procedure that uses your body’s natural repair system to heal damaged tissue/tendons.   This treatment can be used for most tendinitis problems such as tennis elbow, golfers elbow, Achilles tendonitis, patellar tendinitis.  This procedure can often be used to avoid surgery when other options such as steroid injections have failed.