How to schedule a virtual visit or telehealth appointment with Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Christian Isaac
Telemedicine Orthopedic Surgeon Virtual Visit:
Are you suffering from joint pain? Don’t suffer in silence any longer. North Texas Sarcoma is offering Orthopedic Surgeon virtual visit with Dr. Isaac, in order to diagnose and treat your ailments during the COVID-19 crisis. Stay in the comfort of your home and get expert medical advice with a scheduled telemedicine virtual visit consultation where Dr. Isaac will conduct a face-to-face interview via a live audiovisual feed. Please go to: https://northtexassarcoma.com/orthopedic-specialist-virtual-visit/ to sign the consent form and submit via email with your concern to schedule your virtual visit.
Osteoarthritis is a common cause of joint pain. Osteoarthritis is caused by the degeneration of the hyaline cartilage inside the joint. Once the hyaline cartilage is destroyed the body is unable to produce new hyaline cartilage. As the cartilage wears away it can cause inflammation in the joint leading to pain and swelling. When the osteoarthritis becomes very severe is can lead to significant joint stiffness.
After the diagnosis is established, first line of treatment includes non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, lifestyle modifications, and bracing. In addition, joint injections can be effective for symptom management in patients with osteoarthritis. If you are a candidate for joint injections these can be scheduled at regular intervals as needed for as long as they work. Hyaluronic acid injections are performed typically every 6 months. Steroid injections can be given every 3 months if needed.
If you have suffered from severe joint pain caused by osteoarthritis for a long time and the above treatments no longer work for you it may be time to consider other options. Patients who can no longer enjoy activities because of pain from osteoarthritis may benefit from joint replacement surgery. Contact us today to set up an appointment with Dr. Isaac to discuss hip replacement, knee replacement, or shoulder replacement.
Hip Replacement Surgery
Hip replacement surgery can alleviate pain from hip osteoarthritis and restore joint function. Dr. Isaac offers minimally invasive hip replacement surgery in the proper candidates and these patients typically have one overnight stay. The rehab process starts quickly and after discharge a therapist will visit you at home to continue working closely with you as you recover. Each patient will recover at their own pace and Dr. Isaac will have you follow up in the office in 2 to 3 weeks after surgery to evaluate your progress.
Knee Replacement Surgery
Knee replacement surgery can alleviate pain from knee osteoarthritis and restore joint function. Dr. Isaac offers gap balancing techniques to ensure each patient’s knee is balanced and sized correctly to allow for best joint performance. Candidate patients typically have one overnight stay and the rehab process starts right away. After discharge a therapist will visit you at home to continue working closely with you as you recover. Just like hip replacement, each patient will recover at their own pace and Dr. Isaac will have you follow up in the office in 2 to 3 weeks after surgery to evaluate your progress.
Shoulder Replacement Surgery
Shoulder replacement surgery can alleviate pain from shoulder osteoarthritis and restore joint function. Dr. Isaac offers total shoulder replacement and reverse total shoulder replacement to candidate patients. These surgeries are also done on an outpatient basis, sometimes requiring one overnight stay. The rehab after a total shoulder begins right away but is more guarded to allow for soft tissue healing. The typical patient will use a sling for up to 6 weeks before beginning more intense outpatient physical therapy. Dr. Isaac will have you follow up in the office in 2 to 3 weeks to evaluate your progress.