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.
“As a hip and knee specialist, an orthopedic surgeon, and the President of Summit Orthopedics, I’m dedicated to providing patients with the highest level of care available. Our expertise extends beyond orthopedic care. We’re enabling people to live the lives they love.”