Painful joint conditions can arise from degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis, complications from trauma, metabolic and tumor conditions, and congenital deformities. In cases where these conditions have caused extensive cartilage and bone damage and degeneration, advanced joint reconstruction is often needed to eliminate pain and restore function. These complex cases demand attention from a specialist like Dr. Daniel C. Allison, who is experienced in advanced orthopedic reconstruction requiring more extensive and meticulous bone and soft tissue surgical technique than required 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
Extensive bone and soft tissue loss may make it difficult for a doctor to utilize standard methods for joint replacement or revision surgery. An orthopedic oncologist and advanced reconstruction specialist 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 many complex orthopedic conditions performing advanced joint reconstruction, including the following:
Anterior Hip Replacement
The anterior approach is a minimally invasive technique that may offer potential advantages compared to more invasive techniques. Only a select few orthopedic surgeons, among them Dr. Allison, have expertise in the anterior hip replacement method. This approach offers potential advantages of reducing pain, preserving muscle, and shortening recovery time when compared to more invasive approaches. Additionally, Dr. Allison is the designer of a unique patented anterior hip retractor system, which enhances effectiveness of this minimally-invasive procedure using a standard operating table instead of the more standard traction apparatus. Dr. Allison is also one of the key surgeon designers of a novel, minimally invasive, bone preserving femoral stem implant used for minimally invasive hip replacement.
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 bone and joint reconstruction like Dr. Allison. Complex joint replacements typically have more extensive bone damage and loss from severe arthritis, complex fractures, metabolic conditions, or congenital deformities.
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 can mimic the bone and soft tissue damage caused by destructive tumors, which Dr. Allison has extensive experience treating. Dr. Allison is also one of the key surgeon designers of a revision total knee replacement system used across the country and the world for complex revision knee replacement procedures.
Infected Joint Replacement
In spite of advanced surgical techniques and medical advances, there remains a small percentage (approximately 0.5 – 1%) of replacements which become infected. Infections that involve the artificial implant typically require surgical treatment. In these cases, great care must be taken to remit the infection while preserving healthy bone and soft tissues.
Selecting the Right Treatment for You
Dr. Allison uses advanced surgical techniques and technologies for primary joint replacements and complex revision procedures. He prefers minimally invasive, muscle-sparing joint replacement surgery, which helps minimize pain, reduce muscle damage, and shortening rehabilitation.
Some of the advanced joint reconstructive procedures Dr. Allison performs are:
- Anterior Hip Replacement
- Complex Primary (Original) Hip Replacement
- Complex Primary (Original) Knee Replacement
- Revision (Re-do) Hip Replacement
- Revision (Re-do) Knee Replacement
- Complex Revision (Re-do) Shoulder Replacement
- Infected Joint Replacement
Dr. Allison is dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for his patients through his commitment to exceptional orthopedic practices.
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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.