Dr. Scott Powell has performed orthopedic surgeries in the following areas, and can provide orthopedic surgery expert witness case reviews, depositions, and trial testimony (for plaintiff or defense).
ACL Knee Surgery
ACL injuries are prevalent among sports players. ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) is a tissue band in the knee that gets damaged when it tears or stretches. It typically happens when you sharply turn or make sudden movements while jumping or running.
Since you use your ankle for running, jumping, and walking, ankle injuries and fractures are one of the most common injuries. Just a slight wrong bend, roll, or twist can place too much pressure on your joint, resulting in an injury or damage. Ankle injuries usually happen due to twisting of ankle or falls, and the fractures typically occur in an automotive accident or sports injury.
Your elbow enables you to extend, flex, rotate, and bend your forearm with ease. It comprises of three main bones, the radius (around the thumb), the ulna (near the pinky finger), and humerus (upper arm). The surfaces where these three bones meet to create a joint is covered with a cartilage, which is a smooth surface protecting the bones by forming a cushion to prevent any sudden shocks or forces. A smooth and thin tissue cover the rest of the surface in the joint.
Your knee joint is made up of bone, cartilage, ligaments, and fluids. The muscles and tendons help to move the knee with ease, which is why an injury or damage in the muscles or tendons can cause pain, swelling, and instability. Minor injuries and damages can be treated through non-surgical treatments. However, if your knee injury is painful and is affecting your daily routine, you might need a knee arthroscopy.
The tendons and muscles connecting your shoulder joint to your arm are integral for the ease of movement. Injuring or damaging the joint or the muscles can be a painful ordeal, but shoulder arthroscopy is an effective treatment.
This treatment includes insertion of a small camera through a small incision to analyze the damaged or injured tissues to determine the right procedure. Although, this surgery is highly effective, it has caused further injuries or have even proven fatal for some patients that had led to medical malpractice cases.
Tommy John procedure, also called Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction (UCLR), is a common procedure to treat damaged or injured ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow. The ulnar collateral ligament problems are highly prevalent in ‘throwing’ athletes, like baseball pitchers. Throwing activities results in placing unusual stress on your elbow which increases the chances of elbow injury than with other types of sports.