Additional Outpatient Procedures

At First State Orthopaedics, our physicians diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions and injuries involving bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves. In addition, our board-certified physicians are specially trained in fracture care and will work quickly to provide acutely injured patients with comprehensive and immediate care for their injuries. We provide all the necessary expertise in advanced orthopaedic care, and we will work to maximize your recovery and improve your quality of life.

Hand & Elbow

The hand, wrist and elbow are complex joints that are important for activities of daily living. When the joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles that make up the hand, wrist, and elbow are working properly these activities can be easily performed. When an injury or other problem, such as arthritis, occurs then daily tasks become very difficult. The hand, wrist, and elbow are also common areas of injury for athletes and workers. An orthopedic hand surgeon has been specially trained to diagnose and treat problems of the hand, wrist, forearm, and elbow. Some common injuries are carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, fractures, trigger finger, tennis elbow, fractures, and arthritis.

Foot & Ankle

The foot and ankle form an essential weight bearing joint involved in movement and providing stability and balance to the body. The foot and ankle consist of 26 bones, 33 joints, and numerous muscles, tendons and ligaments. The movement of the ankle is extremely important for exercise, sports, and everyday life. Injuries to the foot and ankle can be very challenging to patients as mobility can be affected. Goals of treatment center on restoring stability and mobility to allow patients to return to normal activities.


The shoulder is the most freely moving major joint in the human body. Patients can injure ligaments, tendons, cartilage, bone or a combination of these structures around the shoulder joint. Having a healthy, pain free shoulder allows people to participate both in sports as well as their occupation. Injuries that occur may require surgery to repair damaged structures to restore shoulder stability and normal function. Common procedures include rotator cuff tendon repair, labral repair and biceps tendon repair. Our board-certified physicians are capable of addressing both the acutely injured and chronically painful shoulder in a safe manner, utilizing open surgery or state-of-the-art arthroscopic surgical procedures.

Knee & Hip

The knee and hip make up important weight bearing joints of the lower extremities. Sports injuries commonly affect both the knee and hip. Active individuals of all ages can experience knee and hip pain from injury, overuse, or an arthritic condition. Common surgical treatments for sports injuries include meniscus surgery, ACL reconstruction, ligament repair, and cartilage procedures. Hip arthroscopy can be performed for labral tears and bone impingement. Our board-certified sports medicine team will help get you back out on the field whether it is an acute injury or a repetitive long term injury.