Orthopedic Conditions Treated in Dearborn & Jackson, MI Orthopedic Surgeon Also Serving Ann Arbor, Allen Park, Trenton, & ChelseaAn orthopedic condition affects the musculoskeletal system, which includes bones, muscles, joints, ligaments and other connective tissues. Orthopedic conditions can occur due to acute or chronic trauma, such as a sudden injury or repetitive motions that stress a joint or joint structure. Other orthopedic conditions occur because of degenerative changes affecting the joints and joint structures.If you have an orthopedic condition, it may take a tremendous toll on your happiness, productivity and overall quality of life. You may suffer from ongoing pain, physical deformity or limited mobility or strength. Our empathetic orthopedic specialist, Dr. Alfred Faulkner, can put you on the road to recovery so you can live a happier and healthier life. Dr. Faulkner is fellowship trained in orthopedic trauma surgery and specializes in treating conditions of the hips, knees, shoulders, ankles and elbows.Shoulder Pain Conditions TreatedYour shoulder has the greatest range of motion of any of your joints. Shoulder problems can make something as simple as raising your arms or picking up a bag of groceries excruciatingly painful.Some common shoulder conditions Dr. Faulkner treats include:ArthritisDislocationFracturesBursitisInjury to the rotator cuff (a group of muscles and tendons that keep the upper arm bone in the socket of the shoulder)Injury to the labrum (the ring of cartilage lining the shoulder joint)Elbow Pain Conditions TreatedAn elbow injury can impede many daily activities, such as washing your hair or brushing your teeth.Some of the common elbow conditions Dr. Faulkner treats include the following:ArthritisTendonitis – inflammation of the tendonsBursitisTennis elbow (a.k.a., lateral epicondylitis) – injury to the tendons on the outside of the elbowGolfer’s elbow (a.k.a., medial epicondylitis) – injury to the tendons near the elbow due to overuse of the forearm musclesCubital tunnel syndrome – compression or irritation of the ulnar nerve behind the inside part of the elbowWrist Conditions TreatedThe bones, tendons, ligaments and nerves of the wrist are vulnerable to numerous injuries, both traumatic and non-traumatic.Common wrist conditions Dr. Faulkner treats include:Wrist sprain or tendonitisWrist fractureCarpal tunnel syndromeHip Pain Conditions TreatedThe hips, which are the ball-and-socket joint where the thigh bone and pelvis meet, are supposed to be strong and stable to enable comfortable everyday movement. But acute injuries or long-term degenerative issues can compromise the strength, stability and mobility of the hips.Some of the common hip conditions Dr. Faulkner treats include the following:ArthritisFracturesAvascular necrosis – death of bone tissue from temporary or permanent lack of blood supplyBursitis – inflammation of the fluid-filled sac that cushions the hip jointFemoroacetabular impingement – abnormally shaped hip bones that may cause friction or pinch tissueKnee Pain Conditions TreatedKnee problems are very common and tremendously painful. The knees can be injured by a fall, high impact injury or degenerative issues that result in abnormal wear and tear on parts of the knees.Some common knee conditions Dr. Faulkner treats include:ArthritisInjuries to the ligaments (ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL)Knee dislocationKneecap dislocationInjury to the meniscus (the rubber disc that cushions the knee)Quadricep tendon or patellar tendon injuriesFracture care or traumatic knee problemsAnkle Conditions TreatedYour ankles have the smallest surface area of your weight-bearing joints yet are subjected to the greatest amount of force. Unsurprisingly, they are very susceptible to painful injuries that can make it difficult to stand and walk.Some common ankle conditions Dr. Faulkner treats include:ArthritisFractures or dislocationsStrains or sprainsBursitisInjury to the Achilles tendonCommon Foot Conditions TreatedCommonly Treated Foot Conditions Whether because of your activity level, health, occupation, structural characteristics (e.g., flat arches) or even choice of footwear, your feet are prone to injuries and pain.Some common foot conditions Dr. Faulkner treats include:FracturesStrains or sprainsArthritisOveruseConsult With Our Orthopedic SpecialistDr. Faulkner’s mission is to help you improve your quality of life through expert orthopedic care. If you have suffered an injury and would like a diagnosis, or if you are seeking help with an existing condition, Dr. Faulkner is here for you. Request a consultation with him today to discuss your case.