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General Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Pifer

Shoulder & Arm

Total Shoulder Replacements - Anatomic, Reverse, Partial- Procedure to treat arthritis and fractures to relieve pain and help you resume everyday activities.

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Arthroscopic Surgery - Minimally invasive technique for performing shoulder surgery through small incisions using a camera and specialized instruments.

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Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair - Minimally invasive surgery repairing torn rotator cuff tendons anchoring them in place so they can heal.

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Arthroscopic Labral Repair (for instability, dislocation, SLAP tears) - Minimally invasive surgery repairing a torn labrum after a dislocation or trauma.

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Arthroscopic AC Joint Reconstruction - Minimally invasive surgery repairing the Acromioclavicular joint (AC joint) after a shoulder AC joint dislocation or shoulder separation. www.arthrex.com (Arthroscopic AC Joint Reconstruction)

Arthroscopic Capsular Release - Minimally invasive surgery for a frozen shoulder.

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Arthroscopic Acromioplasty - Minimally invasive surgery to remove the bone spur that can rub on the rotator cuff that causes subacromial impingement.

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Arthroscopic Distal Clavicle Resection - Minimally invasive surgery to remove the end of the clavicle to treat arthritis or distal clavicle osteolysis conditions.

Arthroscopic Nerve release - Minimally invasive surgery to take pressure off a nerve in the shoulder.

Arthroscopic and Open Biceps Tendon Repair - Minimally invasive surgery to repair the long head of the biceps to treat tear or tendonitis.www.orthoinfo.aaos.org (Open Biceps Tendon Repair)

Pectorals Major Repair - Repair of the pectorals muscle after it has been torn off the humerus.

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Surgical Treatment of Fractures of the Clavicle, Scapula, Humerus - Bone fragments are placed back to their anatomic position and fixed with metal plates, screws, rods, or pins to allow for healing.

Elbow & Forearm

Arthroscopic Surgery - Minimally invasive technique for performing elbow surgery through small incisions using a camera and specialized instruments.

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UCL repair (Tommy John) - Repair of the UCL ligament of the elbow that is used for stabilizing the throwing motion.

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Biceps Tendon Repair - Repair of a torn biceps tendon in the front of the elbow.

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Triceps Tendon Repair - Repair of a torn biceps tendon in the back of the elbow.

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Ulnar nerve release - Release of the compressed ulnar nerve in the elbow from compression or Inflammation.

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Olecranon Bursectomy - Removal of the bursa on the back of the elbow. orthoinfo.aaos.org

Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow) debridement - partial removal of the tendon that causes pain in tennis elbow.

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Ligament Reconstruction for dislocations - Repair or reconstruction of the ligaments around the elbow that can be torn after a dislocation.

Surgical Treatment of Fractures of the Humerus, Radius, and Ulna - Bone fragments are placed back to their anatomic position and fixed with metal plates, screws, rods or pins, to allow for healing.

Hip

Proximal hamstring repair - repair of a torn hamstring tendon from its tear off the pelvis.

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Surgical Treatment of Fractures of the Hip and Femur - Bone fragments are placed back to their anatomic position and fixed with metal plates, screws, rods, or pins to allow for healing.

Knee

Arthroscopic Surgery - Minimally invasive technique for performing shoulder surgery through small incisions using a camera and specialized instruments.

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Single Portal Arthroscopic Surgery - A new single-incision knee surgery with less pain, and a shorter recovery time. www.singleportalarthroscopy.com (Single Portal Arthroscopic Surgery)

ACL Reconstruction (including the All-Inside ACL) - Minimally invasive reconstruction of the ACL in the knee for regaining stability.

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PCL Reconstruction - Reconstruction of the PCL in the knee for regaining stability.

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MCL Reconstruction - Reconstruction of the MCL in the knee for regaining stability.

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LCL Reconstruction - Reconstruction of the LCL in the knee for regaining stability.

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Multi-ligament Reconstruction - Reconstruction of 2 or more ligaments in the knee for stability.

Arthroscopic Meniscal Repair - Repair of the knees cartilage shock absorber in the knee.

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Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy - Minimally invasive technique for cleaning out and removing the torn part of the meniscus. Typically, Dr Pifer uses the Single Portal technique for this (see Single Portal Arthroscopy). www.singleportalarthroscopy.com (Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy)

Patellar Instability (MPFL reconstruction, tibial tuberosity osteotomies) - Procedures for treating patellar instability of the knee.

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Arthroscopic Microfracture - Minimally invasive technique for treating cartilage injury in the knee by releasing bone marrow stem cells to grow new cartilage in injury.

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Osteochondral allografts - technique for treating cartilage injury in the knee by replacing it with cadaveric cartilage and bone.

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Arthroscopic Subchondral decompression - Minimally invasive technique for treating avascular necrosis or osteonecrosis lesions of the knee.

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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. www.subchondroplasty.com (Subchondroplasty)

Proximal tibial osteotomy - Treatment for unicompartmental osteoarthritis in the knee.

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Quad tendon repair - Reattachment of the quadriceps tendon to the patella after a tear. www.orthoinfo.aaos.org (Quad tendon repair)

Patellar tendon repair - Reattachment of the patellar tendon to the patella after a tear. wwww.orthoinfo.aaos.org (Patellar tendon repair)

Surgical Treatment of Fractures of the Femur, Patella, Tibia, and Fibula - Bone fragments are placed back to their anatomic position and fixed with metal plates, screws, rods, or pins to allow for healing.

Ankle

Arthroscopic Surgery - Minimally invasive technique for performing shoulder surgery through small incisions using a camera and specialized instruments.

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Achilles tendon repair - Procedure for stitching the torn tendon back together with strong sutures.

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Ankle ligament reconstruction - Reconstruction of the ankle ligaments for regaining stability.

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Syndesmotic repair (high ankle sprain) - Reconstruction of the ankle syndesmotic ligament for regaining stability.

Surgical Treatment of Fractures of Ankle, Tibia, and Fibula - Bone fragments are placed back to their anatomic position and fixed with metal plates, screws, rods, or pins to allow for healing.

Spine

Sacroilliac Joint Fusion - Sacroiliac fusion is a surgical procedure which involves fusing of the iliac bones and sacrum for stabilization.

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