The Delaware orthopedic surgery center is looking to expand the scope of its work to include other musculoskeletal conditions, the latest in a growing trend of orthopedists expanding their efforts to treat the musculotendinous disease, a condition in which the spine or joints become progressively less functional.
According to a press release from the Orthopedics and Related Surgery Department of the Delaware State Medical Center, Dr. Michael W. Pinto, MD, MD will begin the first of three surgeries in Delaware this week to treat chronic hip dyspo-skey.
Pinsen, a practicing physician in Wilmington, Delaware, has extensive experience in treating patients with hip dysfunctions including arthroscopic hip replacements, which involve cutting the ligaments and tendons of the hip and distal hip joints.
He has previously performed over 100 hip replacements and has treated over 1,200 patients with the disease.
Dr. Pinten said he has worked closely with the Department of Health and Human Services in designing and implementing the new program.
The new program will target the most vulnerable patients in the state, Dr Pinteng said.
This includes individuals with multiple musculocompromises including osteoarthritis and chronic lower extremity pain.
He said he will treat the most severe cases of the condition, which is usually treated with opioids, such as oxycodone and morphine.
The program will cover the entire hip, including the hip bones, labrum, and the distal joints, Dr Goss said.
The patient will have to be physically present during the operation, he said.
The procedure will be performed at the Orthopaedic Surgery Department, a jointed medical center located in the Delaware Hospital and Clinics.
He added that the surgery will be supervised by a physician assistant who will perform a full exam and physical examination of the patient.
The orthopedist will be given the option to opt for a partial hip replacement, which means he or she will wear a cast that will help support the knee joint.
Dr Pinto said the cast can be removed after the hip surgery to be replaced with a prosthetic.
The prosthetic will not allow the patient to fully flex their hip bones.
The patient will be asked to keep the prosthetic on during the procedure.
Pinteng has been working closely with HHS and HHS-IHME in the development of the program.
He also has worked with a team of physicians from the Delaware Health Department.
Dr Gross said Pintens surgery will take place on Thursday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m. and is open to the public.