Summit Orthopedics Supports Joint Care Education
When Mpls.St.Paul Magazine spoke with Twin Cities orthopedists to discuss improvements in joint procedures, Summit Orthopedics was pleased to join the discussion about developments that improve joint care and outcomes.
Minnesotans are recognized for their commitment to a healthy lifestyle, and our baby boomer population does not intend to give up the activities they love as they age. Improvements in knee and hip joint replacement therapies mean that the quality of these procedures is better than it has ever been, and recovery times are shorter.
As Dr. Jack Drogt, president of Summit Orthopedics, explains in this month’s issue of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, improvements begin at the diagnostic level. MRI scans today can see the tears in the cushioning tissue of the hip joint that could not be imaged in the past. That imaging is used to guide tear repairs using minimally invasive hip arthroscopy.
Dr. Drogt also explains that new technology has delivered much less invasive surgical procedures. These new procedures eliminate the need to dislocate a hip in order to correct hip impingements, and omit the need to detach muscle from hip and thigh bones during hip replacements. For the patient, these improvements preserve muscle strength, decrease post-operative pain, and help patients to recovery from surgery more quickly. With faster recovery times translating into shorter hospital stays, these procedures can also be less costly for patients.
Of course, the best way to support joint health is by practicing preventative health measures that preserve musculoskeletal health. Exercise and nutrition are the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. As Dr. Drogt explains for readers of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, “Maintain a healthy weight and a nutritious diet. Staying trim reduces the force we place on our joints.”
At Summit Orthopedics, we are committed to providing our community with the best in joint health education, and the most advanced techniques in musculoskeletal diagnosis and treatment.
Summit Orthopedics supports healthy communities
Community health flourishes when specialized orthopedic care is conveniently available close to home. Summit Orthopedics is proud of our fellowship-trained subspecialty teams offering the full spectrum of orthopedic expertise in bone, tendon, ligament, muscle, and joint conditions—in addition to our wellness, prevention, and rehabilitation services. We have the expertise to proactively improve fitness, evaluate discomfort, and deliver personalized treatment to quickly and safely return you to the lifestyle you love.
Start your journey to a healthier, more active self. Visit our Facebook page to learn about our wellness services and schedule a free wellness consultation online. Find your orthopedic expert, request an appointment online, or call us at (651) 968–5201 to schedule a consultation.
Summit has convenient locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We have state-of-the-art centers for comprehensive orthopedic care in Eagan, MN, Plymouth, MN, Vadnais Heights, MN, and Woodbury, MN, as well as additional community clinics throughout the metro and southern Minnesota.
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