Orthopedic surgery is a continuously evolving specialty where technology is changing our approaches and outcomes at a rapid pace. Dr. Nordt is among the leading innovators focusing on orthopedic procedures related to the knee, and he has committed himself to staying on the cutting edge of this orthopedic specialization.
As one of Richmond’s prominent knee specialists, Dr. Nordt has a true passion for the innovation in knee surgery. He abides by the principle of small incisions and minimal tissue disruption as a means to quicker recovery.
While knee injuries can be debilitating for many people, they certainly don’t have to be. Dr. Nordt has helped many athletes and non-athletes recover from knee injuries through surgical and non-surgical treatments.
Below you will find a list of the current knee procedures that we offer:
Knee Arthroscopy: This technique involves tiny punctures in the skin and the insertion of small instrumentation. Almost all cartilage and ligament procedures can be performed in this method, and the recovery tends to be very fast.
ACL Reconstruction: ACL Injuries are common in athletes, and may require surgery if the tear is severe enough. Because a torn ACL cannot be repaired, it is typically reconstructed using a tissue graft from the original ACL or another tendon in the body. Dr. Nordt uses only the most advanced techniques to position the replacement ligament. Most people make a full recovery back to their pre-injury level of activity.
Total Knee Replacement: Knee replacements are now done very precisely with computer-assited surgical techniques. Dr. Nordt’s practice is a center for 3D custom knee replacements.
Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery: This procedure begins with an incision that is just 4 to 6 inches long, compared with 8 to 10 inches in a traditional knee replacement. Dr. Nordt uses a specially designed prosthesis and computer-guided instruments that allow him to access the knee through this smaller incision.
So if you’re suffering from a debilitating knee injury, contact Dr. Nordt today and we’ll have you on the path to recovery in no time.