• Innovative Treatment for Hip Pain

    Hip Arthroscopy

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    Minimally Invasive Surgery

  • Advanced arthroscopic procedures

    For better range of
    motion & stability

  • Minimally invasive surgery

    Fortifying your joints
    for action

  • Keeping You in Action

    Rotator Cuff Repair

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    Cartilage Transplants

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Joint Replacement

While Dr. Wuerz does not perform joint replacement surgery, he works closely with his colleagues at the New England Baptist Hospital ensuring continuity of care for his patients.

Joints are formed by the ends of two or more bones connected by tissue called cartilage. Healthy cartilage serves as a protective cushion, allowing smooth and low-friction movement of the joint. If the cartilage becomes damaged by disease or injury, the tissues around the joint become inflamed, causing pain. With time, the cartilage wears away, allowing the rough edges of bone to rub against each other, causing more pain.

When only some of the joint is damaged, a surgeon may be able to repair or replace just the damaged parts. When the entire joint is damaged, a total joint replacement is done. To replace a total joint, a surgeon removes the diseased or damaged parts and inserts artificial parts, called prostheses or implants.

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