Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic & Physical Medicine Associates, Inc. -  - Orthopedics

Orthopedic & Physical Medicine Associates, Inc.

Orthopedics & Physical Medicine located in Coachella Valley, Rancho Mirage, CA

Whether you’re experiencing pain in your shoulder or knee, or you’re suffering from a sports-related injury, you may need orthopedic surgery. David Duffner, MD, and his team at Orthopedic & Physical Medicine Associates Inc. have a long history of performing orthopedic surgeries and helping patients reduce pain and improve mobility and joint function. If you live near Rancho Mirage, California, in Coachella Valley, and are looking for a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, call the office today or schedule your appointment online.

Orthopedic Surgery Q & A

What is an orthopedic surgeon?

An orthopedic surgeon focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries and diseases. Dr. Duffner, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, treats injuries and issues relating to your:

  • Bones
  • Joints
  • Muscles
  • Ligaments
  • Tendons
  • Cartilage

While he can address numerous problems such as those, Dr. Duffner specializes in sports medicine and treating knee and shoulder pain.

In many cases, he can reduce pain through an arthroscopic procedure. Using an arthroscope, which contains a camera with a fiber-optic light, Dr. Duffner looks inside your joints to determine your condition's severity. If the joint is damaged, he repairs it during the same procedure.

How is orthopedics and sports medicine related?

Orthopedics can offer solutions for many sports medicine concerns. Dr. Duffner can treat and prevent a wide range of sports-related injuries, including:

  • Ligament, meniscus, and rotator cuff tears
  • Sprains and strains
  • Shoulder impingement

If you have a recurrent issue caused by a sports injury or from repetitive movements, Dr. Duffner may be able to prevent further damage or restore athletic performance.

Who should consider orthopedic surgery?

If you have chronic or recurrent pain or mobility issues in your knees or shoulders, Dr. Duffner may recommend orthopedic surgery. He may also suggest it if you have deformed or swollen joints, unexplained muscle weakness, or decreased mobility.

What are your orthopedic surgery options?

Dr. Duffner has a wide range of experience in orthopedic surgery, including rotator cuff surgeries and arthroscopic procedures. He can also resolve carpal tunnel syndrome surgically.

Before determining the right course of treatment for you, Dr. Duffner performs a comprehensive examination and creates an individualized treatment plan. He may suggest trying less invasive treatment options — such as strengthening exercises or physical therapy — before recommending surgery.

If you think you’re in need of orthopedic surgery, call Orthopedic & Physical Medicine Associates Inc. to schedule your appointment with Dr. Duffner today or book an appointment online and be one step closer to reducing your pain.