Painful joint conditions can arise from a degenerative condition like osteoporosis to an infection from a joint replacement. In cases where major bone loss from arthritis, fracture, or a malignant tumor have caused extensive damage and degeneration, advanced joint reconstruction is needed. These complex cases demand attention from a specialist like Dr. Daniel C. Allison, who is experienced in advanced orthopedic reconstruction requiring more extensive bone preservation and reconstruction than in standard procedures.
Dr. Allison has specialized training in the treatment of unique conditions, which most physicians might consider too complex. From reconstruction of damaged hip, knee and shoulder joints to the diagnosis of a degenerative orthopedic disease, Dr. Allison provides patients with comprehensive, world-class musculoskeletal care. If you are considering joint reconstruction, get in touch with Dr. Allison and schedule an appointment by calling (310) 730-8008 or filling out the online contact form.
Solutions for Complex Joint Problems
Damage to the bone may make it difficult for a doctor to utilize standard methods for joint replacement or revision surgery. An orthopedic oncologist like Dr. Allison has sophisticated knowledge in treating advanced conditions affecting musculoskeletal structures. He is exceptionally qualified to treat damaged bone, joints, and soft tissue using technically sophisticated procedures to achieve favorable outcomes for his patients.
Dr. Allison treats complex orthopedic conditions performing advanced joint reconstruction and preservation methods, which include the following.
Anterior Hip Replacement
The anterior approach is minimally invasive and offers patients the advantages of a less invasive technique. Only a select few orthopedic surgeons, among them Dr. Allison, have expertise in the anterior hip replacement method. This approach minimizes trauma for the patient by reducing pain, preserving muscle, and shortening recovery time. Additionally, Dr. Allison is the designer of a unique patent-pending anterior hip retractor system, which enhances effectiveness of this minimally-invasive procedure.
Complex Primary Hip, Knee, and Shoulder Replacement
Complex primary joint replacements are technically challenging surgeries that should only be performed by a surgeon who specializes in advanced orthopedic trauma like Dr. Allison. Complex joint replacements typically have more extensive bone damage caused by major bone loss from arthritis, fracture trauma, or deformity from conditions such as a non-union.
Revision Hip, Knee, and Shoulder Replacement
Revision surgery of an implanted device is more complicated and challenging than an original joint replacement. These circumstances can complicate repair due to musculoskeletal damage from bone loss, scarring, and soft tissue compromise, which is similar to bone and tissue damage caused by cancerous tumors, which are Dr. Allison’s specialty.
Infected Hip, Knee, and Shoulder Replacement
In spite of advanced surgical techniques and medical advances, there remains a small percentage (approximately 1% or 1 in 100) of replacements which become infected. Infections that have spread beyond superficial soft tissue and gained deep access to the artificial joint typically require surgical treatment. In these cases, great care must be taken to remove only the infected tissue and bone without distubring surrounding healthy bone and soft coverage.
Selecting the Right Treatment for You
Dr. Allison uses advanced surgical technologies for primary joint replacements and complex revision procedures. He prefers minimally invasive, muscle-sparing joint replacement surgery, which helps patients by minimizing pain, reducing surgery length, and shortening rehabilitation.
Some of the advanced procedures Dr. Allison performs are:
- Arthroscopic surgery
- Total hip and/or knee replacements
- Partial hip and/or knee replacements
Dr. Allison is dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for his patients through his commitment to exceptional orthopedic practices.
Contact the Orthopedic Trauma Specialist
Dr. Daniel C. Allison is a board-certified orthopedic oncologist with a specialized knowledge of musculoskeletal structures. He is renowned for providing quality medical care in the treatment of complex orthopedic conditions including degenerative bone disease, trauma fractures, and bone tumors. Call today to schedule a personal consultation at (310) 730-8008.