Orthopedics is the field of medicine that deals with your bones, joints and their soft tissue connections of muscles, ligaments and tendons.
At AOS, our in-house, board certified orthopedic surgeons sees patients for a wide variety of ailments and delivers an array of treatments from diagnostic imaging to advanced spinal and joint surgery.
Whether you’re facing:
You’ll find wonderful doctors who deliver excellent, experienced healing at AOS.
If you’ve already been to the emergency room, we’re your number one address for a follow-up.
We have complete diagnostic imaging technology…X-ray, MRI and CT scan, which saves a lot of time, expense and ensures your injury is fully assessed.
Only AOS can get you same day results with our state of the art suite of imaging equipment. With our open MRI, the orthopedic team can not only diagnose but begin specialized treatment of bone, joint and spinal injuries within 24 hours.
Even if you were already seen by a physician in the ER, your health can actually hinge on the treatment (and sometimes the speed of treatment) that you receive after your initial visit, especially if you didn’t receive imaging for your soft tissue injury, which is the most common form of damage.
Our doctors are highly trained in spinal injuries. We can take on any kind of spinal issue that you happen to have – whether its from a recent injury or a chronic ailment. Our orthopedist works hand in hand with our spinal team and our board certified anesthesiologist to offer you comprehensive, quick and creative service that can make the difference between pain management and full recovery.
For example, in our procedure room we can heal spinal compression fractures with kyphoplasty – our surgeon drills a hole into the vertebrae and blows a balloon into the vertebral body, which is then removed and filled with cement. For 90 percent of patients, this restores height and greatly reduces pain in accident injury patients, or older patients with osteoporotic fractures.
If you require an especially delicate surgery in the cervical spine or that directly manipulates your spinal cord, we may refer you to our world class neurosurgeon.
We view your treatment conservatively.
While the final option is surgery – rest assured that incisions are not our goal – your health is. Even when you’re meeting with our board certified Orthopedic surgeon, know that only about 1 percent of our patients actually require surgery.
That being said, we are fully equipped to handle almost any joint or spinal surgery.
Our orthopedist treats fractures, soft tissue tears and joint instability, but we always begin with low intensity spinal adjustment, medical physical therapy and cortisone injections or facet blocks. These techniques are rungs on the ladder of wellness, and our goal is to keep you as low on it as possible.
Spinal surgery and joint replacement are the top of the ladder, but you won’t get there before we’ve climbed every rung.
For those with chronic joint pain, arthritis or acute injury, we have a variety of orthopedic measures that can help you recover.
Cortisone injections, which can stop pain at the site of an injury. They can also lead to the healing of a joint in certain patients.
Hyaluronic acid is produced in the human body around the synovial joints, and is commonly used in plastic surgery to bring fullness to tissue. We use it for our patients dealing with osteoarthritis in the joints to provide pain relief by giving injections once a week for about five weeks, and replacing the synovial fluid that is thinned by aging.
State of the art Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections tap into your own system to reboot your healing computer; we offer you the same treatment now used at Emory. How does it work? With a sample of your own blood, we create a highly concentrated platelet lubricant and inject it into ripped or injured soft tissue.
Patients with PRP can actually experience the healing of their tendons and other soft tissue.
Our orthopedist will work with you to decide which of these are injections may be right for you. All of these are complemented by medical physical therapy to rehabilitate and strengthen your joints.
We provide fracture analysis, splints and casting for broken bones, as well as all follow up.
We treat the inflammation of osteoarthritis in your joints, and also some injuries with viscosupplements, which are fluid based injections bringing pain relief for variable periods of time.
To learn more about how AOS can help you recover from an injury or deal with chronic pain, call us at 404-855-2141. We’re here 24/7, and can even provide you transportation if you can’t drive because of your injury. We also bill at-fault insurance companies and accept most insurance plans.