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525 St. Mary Street, Thibodaux, LA 70301
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Our Orthopaedic Specialties

Thibodaux Orthopeadics provides experience in multiple specialty areas to ensure you receive the best care possible. Dr. Maki’s extensive training coupled with his dedicated staff assures you will receive the best treatment plan possible whether you have a hand injury, spots injury or in need of a total joint replacement.

Arthroscopic Procedures

Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure orthopaedic surgeons use to visualize, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint. In an arthroscopic examination, an orthopaedic surgeon makes a small incision in the patient's skin and then inserts pencil-sized instruments that contain a small lens and lighting system to magnify and illuminate the structures inside the joint. Light is transmitted through fiber optics to the end of the arthroscope that is inserted into the joint.

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Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the palm of the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. The median nerve controls sensations to the palm side of the thumb and fingers (although not the little finger), as well as impulses to some small muscles in the hand that allow the fingers and thumb to move. The carpal tunnel - a narrow, rigid passageway of ligament and bones at the base of the hand - houses the median nerve and tendons. Sometimes, thickening from irritated tendons or other swelling narrows the tunnel and causes the median nerve to be compressed. The result may be pain, weakness, or numbness in the hand and wrist, radiating up the arm. Although painful sensations may indicate other conditions, carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common and widely known of the entrapment neuropathies in which the body's peripheral nerves are compressed or traumatized.

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Fractures

Fractured means broken. Whether you have a complete or a partial fracture, you have a broken bone. A bone may be completely fractured or partially fractured in any number of ways (cross-wise, lengthwise, in the middle). Fractures can happen in a variety of ways, but there are three common causes...

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Hand Surgery

The hand is a unique area of the human body that is made up of bone, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, skin, and blood vessels. These elements must all be in good working order for the hand to function well. The relationship between all these structures is delicate and refined. An injury or disease can affect any or all of these structures and impair the use of the hand....

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Shoulder

Most problems in the shoulder involve the muscles, ligaments, and tendons, rather than the bones. Athletes are especially susceptible to shoulder problems. In athletes, shoulder problems can develop slowly through repetitive, intensive training routines....

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Sports Medicine

Athletes (weekend or professional) tend to suffer certain types of injuries such as strains, sprains, torn ligaments and fractures. Dr. Maki has years of experience in treating these specialized types of injuries, and will help you get back to your sport as quickly as possible...

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Total Joints

An arthritic or damaged joint is removed and replaced with an artificial joint, called a prosthesis.The goal is to relieve the pain in the joint caused by the damage done to the cartilage. The pain may be so severe, a person will avoid using the joint, weakening the muscles around the joint and making it even more difficult to move the joint. A physical examination, and possibly some laboratory tests and X-rays, will show the extent of damage to the joint. Total joint replacement will be considered if other treatment options will not relieve the pain and disability....

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In-House Diagnostics

Thibodaux Orthopeadics is dedicated to providing the most accurate diagnosis in the quickest and safest manner possible. With our in-house diagnostics we are able to provide real-time diagnoses and begin immediate work on a customized treatment plan.

Bone Density Osteoporosis

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A bone density test determines if you have osteoporosis — a disease that causes bones to become more fragile and more likely to break.

A bone density test uses X-rays to measure how many grams of calcium and other bone minerals are packed into a segment of bone. The bones that are most commonly tested are located in the spine, hip and forearm.

We use bone density testing to:

  • Identify decreases in bone density before you break a bone
  • Determine your risk of broken bones (fractures)
  • Confirm a diagnosis of osteoporosis if you’ve experienced broken bones
  • Monitor osteoporosis treatment

Although osteoporosis is more common in older women, men also can develop the condition regardless of your sex or age.

You may be recommend a bone density test if you’ve:

  • Lost height. People who have lost at least 1.6 inches (4 centimeters) in height may have experienced compression fractures in their spines. Osteoporosis is one of the main causes of compression fractures.
  • Fractured a bone. Fragility fractures occur when a bone becomes so fragile that it breaks much more easily than expected. Fragility fractures can sometimes be caused by a strong cough or sneeze.
  • Taken certain drugs. Long-term use of steroid medications, such as prednisone, interferes with the bone-rebuilding process — which can lead to osteoporosis.
  • Received a transplant. People who have received an organ or bone marrow transplant are at higher risk of osteoporosis, partly because anti-rejection drugs also interfere with the bone-rebuilding process.
  • Experienced a drop in hormone levels. In addition to the natural drop in hormones that occurs after menopause, women may also experience a drop in estrogen during certain cancer treatments. Some treatments for prostate cancer reduce testosterone levels in men. Lowered hormone levels weaken bone.

For other information and references:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/bone-density-test/MY00304

 

Digital X-Ray

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Thibodaux Orthopaedics offers the latest in digital imaging technology. Our facility provides digital x-ray, which allows for the fastest, safest and most comprehensive digital technology. This allows are team to evaluate your condition during your visit to our office.
 

 

 

Ultrasound

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Thibodaux Orthopaedics provides diagnostic imaging with ultrasound technology. This allows our team to view and evaluate patients during their office visit. By using the technology in the office, we can provide the most comprehensive diagnosis and recommend the best path to recovery.