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Knee Arthroscopy: A procedure in which two or three small incisions are made around the knee. A narrow tube with a camera on the end is then inserted into the knee through one incision. Other instruments can then be inserted to fix or remove the problem.

Total Knee Arthroplasty: This is also known as knee replacement. The surgeon removes damaged cartilage and bone and replaces it with an artificial knee.

ACL Reconstruction: When the anterior cruciate ligament is torn, it cannot be repaired. Instead, it must be replaced. In this procedure, the torn ACL is removed from the knee, and a tissue graft is inserted. The graft is pulled through two holes that are drilled where the ligament was originally attached to the bone. Then the graft is fastened into place using screws.

Shoulder Arthroscopy: A procedure in which several small incisions are made around the shoulder. A narrow tube with a camera on the end is inserted into the shoulder through one incision. Other instruments can be inserted through the remaining incisions to fix or remove the problem.

Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: This is also known as shoulder replacement. The ball-and-socket shoulder joint is replaced with a metal and plastic alternative.

Rotator Cuff Repairs: This procedure fixes a torn tendon in the shoulder. A large incision or small, arthroscopic incisions can be made to get to the tendon. The surgeon can then remove loose fragments of tendons, make room to stop pinching of the tendon, or sew the torn edges of a tendon together.

Fracture Care: A fracture is a break in bone or cartilage anywhere in the body. Dr. W. Woods specializes in treating fractures through a variety of surgeries.

Total Hip Arthroplasty: This is also known as hip replacement. The damaged hip joint is replaced with a prosthetic joint.

Viscosupplementation: This procedure involves multiple injections of a gel-like substance into the knee joint to supplement the necessary fluid for joint movement. Dr. W. Woods uses Supartz and Euflexxa, two substances approved by the Federal Drug Administration.

Sports Medicine Injuries: These injuries occur when an athlete has an accident while playing a sport or after repeated stress on part of the body due to sports activities. Dr. W. Woods is the team physician for the Niles McKinley Red Dragons. He also works with Competitive Sports Edge and treats student-athletes from Austintown Fitch, Canfield, Champion, Girard, John F. Kennedy, LaBrae, Newton Falls and Niles.
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