What services do we provide?
We deliver world-class comprehensive orthopaedic services from a team of board-certified orthopaedic physicians with subspecialties in sports medicine, hand and upper extremity surgery and foot and ankle surgery, among others. The most common services MCC orthopaedics provides are:
Contact our Orthopaedics Department: 641-494-5210
A tear in the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most common knee injuries. An injury to this ligament causes the knee to become unstable and the joint to slide forward too much. ACL tears occur most often in athletes. ACL reconstruction is usually not performed by the orthopedic surgeon until several weeks after the injury, when swelling and inflammation have been reduced. The torn ligament is completely removed and replaced with a new ACL. Simply reconnecting the torn ends will not repair the ACL. Part of another ligament, usually from the knee or hamstring, is used to create a graft for the new ACL. Choosing the proper type of graft depends on each patient’s individual condition. ACL surgery requires a few months for full recovery and physical rehabilitation will be needed as well.
Carpal Tunnel Release
Carpal tunnel release is an outpatient procedure performed to relieve pressure on the median nerve and reduce the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. This procedure can help restore muscle strength and dexterity, and is typically performed on patients who have had persistent symptoms that do not respond to conservative treatment methods.
Colles’ Fracture Treatment
Also known as a broken wrist, a Colles’ fracture is the most commonly broken bone in the United States, accounting for 10 percent of all broken bones. While it typically occurs as a result of sports-related injuries, falling onto an extended arm can also break the associated wrist. Symptoms of a Colles’ fracture may include pain, tenderness, bruising, deformity, and swelling of the wrist.
Dupuytren’s contracture is a rare hand deformity in which knots of tissue form under the skin that can pull fingers into a bent position. This makes it difficult for the fingers to straighten and can interfere with normal hand function. Dupuytren’s contracture is not usually painful but can lead to other conditions such as plantar fibromatosis. Although the cause of this condition is not known, it may run in families and can be influenced by tobacco and alcohol use.
A fracture is a break or crack in a bone that occurs when the bone cannot withstand outside forces, often as a result of trauma or disease. Fracture, break and crack all refer to the same thing. Fractures can range from a small crack in the bone to complete separation. They are often caused by a fall, motor vehicle accident or sports injury. Normal activities can also cause fractures for people at a higher risk, including those with low bone density (osteoporosis), bone tumors, cancer or brittle bone disease (osteogenesis imperfecta).
Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis) Treatment
Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a common condition that causes pain and stiffness in the shoulder as a result of a tightening or thickening of the capsule that protects the structures of the shoulder. Although the specific cause of this condition is not known, it most often occurs after recent immobilization of the joint or as a complication of diabetes.
Joint Reconstructive Surgery
Through overuse and aging, our joints often become weak and painful, limiting movement and affecting daily lives. Healthy joint ends are covered with a cushioning layer of cartilage that protects the bones from rubbing against each other and causing pain. The effects of time and excessive wear and tear cause this cartilage to slowly wear away and leave our joints weak and unprotected.
Meniscus Tear Repair
A torn meniscus is a common injury often caused by forcefully twisting or rotating the knee. It can also be a result of degenerative changes in older adults. A meniscus tear can be repaired by an orthopedic surgeon through arthroscopic surgery. The menisci are C-shaped pieces of tough cartilage that rest on either side of the knee, between the thigh bone and shin bone.
Plantar Fasciitis / Heel Pain
The ligament along the bottom of the foot is called the plantar fascia it stretches from the heel to the base of the toes. If the ligament is forced to stretch beyond its limit, it may become inflamed and results in heel pain. This condition is called plantar fasciitis. Patients often express discomfort in the heel, the arch of the foot, or the back of the leg when walking. Click on the following link for more information:
Total Ankle Replacement
Total ankle replacements, also known as total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) is a surgical procedure used to treat ankle arthritis caused by normal wear and tear due to aging or from a broken ankle or dislocation. The goal of a TAA is to improve ankle motion and lessen patient’s pain during activity. Click on the following link for more information:
Total Joint Replacement
Sometimes the best way to relieve pain and restore function to a joint is for an orthopedic surgeon to replace all or part of it with prosthesis (an artificial joint). Prostheses are intended to restore function to the joint and relieve pain associated with arthritis, other chronic conditions, or traumatic injury.
Prostheses are designed to move like a regular joint. They are made of durable plastic and metal parts that fit together snugly but glide smoothly. The pieces are shaped like the structures they replace – for example, the damaged bones in a ball-and-socket joint of a hip or shoulder are replaced with a metal ball and plastic socket. They are held to the surrounding bone either with a locking mechanism or with special bone cement.
Our board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic physicians have the skills and experience needed to treat virtually any bone, muscle, joint or tendon problems. They have helped thousands of people in 13 counties throughout our region. They also deliver compassionate, patient-centered care and convenience to many communities. MCC was organized nearly 25 years ago with a philosophy that specialists working together in the same organization can offer patients a wide variety of health services more conveniently and efficiently.
For patients, that translates into fewer appointments, more personal service, less time-wasting runaround and good results.
To learn more about our Orthopaedic Services, please call 641-494-5210 today to schedule an appointment. Our orthopaedics patients come to us from Algona, Iowa Falls, New Hampton, Charles City and Mason City.