Dr. Daniel Weber and Dr. Edward Joy have specialized training in the treatment of a variety of orthopedic conditions and injuries. At Integrity Orthopedics, we believe in treating each patient as an individual, providing the treatment plan that best fits their needs. Whenever possible, our doctors use nonsurgical treatment options, and only recommend surgery when necessary.
Dr. Joy and Dr. Weber have over 30 years of combined experience, and bring their expertise and training to patients in Tinley Park and surrounding communities. They specialize in several different treatment options for the knees, hips, and upper extremities, including the following.
Direct Anterior Hip Replacement
Those who have advanced hip arthritis often resort to joint replacement surgery to relieve pain and restore function in the affected hip. Dr. Weber specializes in direct anterior hip replacement. The direct anterior approach to hip replacement can offer many advantages over traditional hip replacement, including reducing the patient’s recovery time and reducing pain after surgery as compared to other hip replacement approaches.
Outpatient Hip & Knee Replacement
Traditionally, patients undergoing hip or knee replacement have been required to stay in the hospital overnight. However, if a patient is otherwise healthy and does not require overnight observation, Dr. Weber can perform hip and knee replacements in an outpatient surgical center. This allows patients to return home the day of surgery and recover in the comfort of their own homes. Dr. Weber works with an outpatient surgery center that is well-equipped for outpatient joint replacement, making this a very safe and efficient option for patients.
Partial Knee Replacement
While total knee replacement is a great solution for severe knee arthritis, if arthritis is limited to just one part of the knee, partial knee replacement may be considered. With a partial knee replacement, only the damaged part of the knee is replaced, leaving the healthy bone and cartilage intact. In qualified patients, partial knee replacement can be just as effective as total knee replacement. Recovering from a partial knee replacement also tends to be easier on patients than recovering from a total knee replacement.
Total Knee Replacement
If a patient has severe knee arthritis, and conservative treatments do not provide sufficient relief, total knee replacement may be considered. During a total knee replacement, the damaged portions of bone and cartilage are removed from the knee and replaced with implants designed to mimic normal knee function. Though full recovery can take several months, the vast majority of patients experience great pain relief and improved mobility upon recovery.
ACL injuries are common among more active patients. If the ACL is torn, it can cause significant instability and interfere with certain activities. While less active patients may be able to avoid surgery for an ACL tear, patients who are very active or have significant knee instability will likely need ACL reconstruction surgery to restore stability in the knee. Dr. Weber specializes in ACL reconstruction, and is experienced in using several reconstruction graft options to provide the best results for his patients.
Shoulder arthritis can interfere with daily life, and may cause patients to avoid certain activities. Nonsurgical treatments may be effective in the initial stages of arthritis, but if these treatments are no longer effective, shoulder replacement surgery can greatly improve a patient’s shoulder function and quality of life. Dr. Joy is trained in both traditional shoulder replacement and reverse total shoulder replacement for patients with rotator cuff deficiencies.
Rotator Cuff Surgery
Rotator cuff tears are common shoulder injuries among athletes and laborers. The rotator cuff can take on a significant amount of stress during physical activities involving the upper body, and tears can begin to develop over time. This can lead to shoulder pain that may interfere with normal activities. If nonsurgical treatments do not relieve symptoms, Dr. Joy can perform surgery to repair the torn rotator cuff and improve shoulder function.
Shoulder & Elbow Arthroscopic Surgery for Sports or Work Injuries
Shoulder and elbow injuries are common among athletes participating in sports like baseball, volleyball, and tennis. While many injuries can be treated without surgery, Dr. Joy is also experienced in arthroscopy to treat shoulder injuries like rotator cuff tears, labral tears, instability, and UCL injuries, if needed. Dr. Joy treats athletes of all ages for shoulder and elbow injuries, and has worked with several local sports teams to treat sports injuries.
Shoulder & Elbow Fractures
Shoulder and elbow fractures can occur with a traumatic injury, such as a car accident or a fall onto the arm. While many shoulder and elbow fractures can be treated without surgery, more complex fractures may require surgery so that the bones heal properly. Dr. Joy is experienced in the treatment of complex shoulder and elbow fractures, and can offer both surgical and nonsurgical treatment options based on the patient’s needs.