James B. Kyle MD

Orthopedic surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

General Orthopedic Surgery

In addition to the most commonly thought of procedures in orthopaedic medicine, such as knee and hip replacements, Dr. Kyle also performs a wide variety of surgeries involving the body’s musculoskeletal system. These areas include bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves.

Common procedures are:

  • Fusion – fusing bones together so that it may heal into one solid bone.
  • Osteotomy – surgery used to correct bone deformities by repositioning the bone.
  • Soft tissue repair – the repairing of soft tissue, like a torn tendon or ligament.
  • Internal fixation – this procedure holds the broken pieces of bone together with metal plates, pins, or screws, giving that bone time to heal.

Non-Operative Management of Hip and Knee Pain

For some, Dr. Kyle can alleviate a patient’s pain without the need for orthopaedic surgery. In these cases, he is able to use non-invasive procedures to decrease pain and increase a patient’s quality of life.

Common management practices are:

  • Lifestyle modifications – You may be able to adjust your daily routine that could greatly reduce your discomfort.
  • Injections – In some cases, Dr. Kyle can inject medication directly into the affected area to alleviate the pain and reduce inflammation.
  • Pain medications – Sometimes patients are able to use over-the-counter medications to reduce pain or may be prescribed a form of pain medication to lessen discomfort.
  • Physical and Occupational Therapy – Rehabilitative medicine is an amazing way to stretch and strengthen your muscles and tissue around the affected area. It can alleviate pain, and also increases flexibility and range of motion.