Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that helps diagnose and treat conditions that affect the joints. During an arthroscopic procedure, surgeons make a small incision at the joint undergoing examination. Then, they insert a pencil-sized instrument with a small lens and lighting system — an arthroscope.
Reconstructive surgery is a type of procedure that treats abnormal or injured body parts to restore function and appearance. Dr. Stubbs performs reconstructive surgery to fix abnormalities that involve the limbs or joints.
When conservative care no longer provides relief from your knee pain, you may need knee surgery. Dr. Malcolm Stubbs performs knee surgery using the innovative robotic surgical assistant called the ROSA® knee system. He is one of only a few surgeons in Louisiana who perform this type of knee surgery.
Shoulder surgery includes any procedure that treats a shoulder problem. Your shoulder is a complex joint that connects three bones, including the humerus (upper arm bone), scapula (shoulder blade), and clavicle (collarbone). Ligaments, muscles, and tendons hold the bones in place and support the movement of your arm. Any injury or disease that affects one or more of the structures that make up your shoulder may require surgical intervention if medical treatments fail to improve the problem.
Orthopedic trauma refers to injuries affecting your musculoskeletal system. These include any damages to your:
Orthopedic trauma commonly occurs during sports, exercise, or other types of physical activity. These injuries may result from an accident, improper use of equipment, or poor training. Orthopedic trauma injuries are also common in individuals not medically fit to participate in physical activity. Whether your injury is acute or chronic, avoid working through the pain. Continuing to use the injured body part may worsen the underlying condition and prolong your recovery.