Fellowship-trained orthopedists provide convenient access to quality care
A new team of Atlantic Medical Group orthopedists is delivering the latest surgical and nonsurgical care in orthopedics and sports medicine, right in the heart of the community. Ben Brown, DO; Derrick Heydinger, DO, who is board-certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine; and Jared Preston, MD, are all fellowship-trained and available to treat patients of all ages in Overlook Medical Center’s newly opened Clark-North Pavilion, often with same-day availability.
“Our goal is to diagnose and treat patients in order to restore normal functioning as quickly as possible, through state-of-the-art surgical and nonsurgical options,” says Dr. Brown. This includes everything from everyday fractures, sprains and strains to complex ACL reconstructions, cartilage restorations, joint replacement, and minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques.
When surgery is necessary, the use of robotic equipment and minimally invasive techniques results in faster recovery, greater range of motion and smaller scars. Additionally, these same-day or one-day stay surgeries help to avoid issues that often arise with discharges to rehabilitation or nursing facilities.
Also available are ultrasound-guided injections. “These may be diagnostic, like injecting a nerve-blocking agent to identify the source of pain, or therapeutic, like steroids to alleviate pain,” says Dr. Heydinger. Another option is Tenex, a nonsurgical procedure that alleviates chronic tendon pain by using ultrasound to remove damaged scar tissue from tendons. This is particularly effective for such conditions as tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow, hip bursitis, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis and rotator cuff tendonitis.
The doctors’ offices in the 28,000-square-foot Clark-North Pavilion are further enhanced by having radiology services, physical therapy, and an outpatient lab all under one roof, offering the best in patient care and convenience.
“If an injury is bothering you enough or impacting your daily lifestyle, or anytime you’re limited by pain or function, it’s a great time to go to an orthopedist,” says Dr. Preston. “We’re here in your community for all of your orthopedic needs.”