Dr. Vizzone is a recognized leader in the diagnosis and treatment of sports-related injuries and conditions. His primary focus is helping his patients return to their favorite sports and activities quickly while achieving the highest possible level function for those patients.
Shoulder, Knee, Wrist, Endoscopic Procedures
- Knee Arthroscopy/torn cartilage (meniscus) – A surgical technique that can diagnose and treat problems in the knee joint. During the procedure, a very small incision is made and a tiny camera is inserted into the knee to allow visibility the inside of the joint on a screen. Using these images your surgeon guides miniature surgical instruments. Because the arthroscope surgical instruments, and incision are thin, this results in less pain for patients, les joint stifness, and often shortens the time it takes to recover and return to favorite activities
- ACL Reconstruction – The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is a ligament located towards the inner knee that is crucial for proper movement. ACL injuries commonly cause knee instability that damages other ligaments. This injury is seen most commonly in athletes, and the injuries range from mild, such as small tears, to severe, where the ligament is completely torn.
- MCL Reconstruction – The Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) is a band of tissue, which is also found inside your knee. It connects your thighbone to the bone of your lower leg. The main job for the MCL is to keep the knee from bending inward. Injuries also vary from mild to severe, but are not as severe as an injury to the ACL.
- Rotator Cuff Repair – The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that form a cuff over the shoulder joint. These muscles and tendons hold the arm in its joint and help the shoulder joint to move. The tendons can be torn from overuse or injury.You will likely receive general anesthesia before this surgery. This means you will be asleep and unable to feel pain. Or, you will have regional anesthesia. Your arm and shoulder area will be numbed so that you do not feel any pain.
- Shoulder Arthroscopy – Shoulder arthroscopy is surgery that uses a tiny camera called an arthroscope to examine or repair the tissues inside or around your shoulder joint. The arthroscope is inserted through a small cut (incision) in your skin.
- SLAP Lesions – The term SLAP stands for Superior Labrum Anterior and Posterior. In a SLAP injury, the top (superior) part of the labrum is injured. This top area is also where the biceps tendon attaches to the labrum. A SLAP tear occurs both in front (anterior) and back (posterior). The biceps tendon can be involved in the injury, as well.
- Carpel Tunnel Release – During open carpal tunnel release surgery, the transverse carpal ligament is cut, which releases pressure on the median nerve and relieves the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. An incision is made at the base of the palm of the hand. … After the ligament is cut, the skin is closed with stitches.