Southern Orthopaedic Specialists is a group of experienced board certified and fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeons serving patients in the Greater New Orleans area. Our multispecialty group of surgeons treat a full range of orthopedic conditions and injuries.
Our goal with treatment is to help you recover as quickly and safely as possible. We always seek to provide high quality care to our patients using the most advanced and evidence-based treatment methods. Surgery is only recommended when more conservative treatments have failed.
Below are some of the key treatments offered at our practice utilizing the latest procedures and technologies available. If you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists, please call our office at (504) 897-6351 or request an appointment online.
Biologic treatments, sometimes referred to as “regenerative medicine,” are a newer orthopedic treatment option that can be beneficial for patients with arthritis or partial tendon tears. These treatments, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and mesenchymal stem cell injections, can potentially help these patients delay or even avoid the need for surgery. Dr. Michael McNulty has worked with biologic treatments since his fellowship training, and Dr. Claude Williams and Dr. Timothy Finney are experienced with biologic treatments, as well.
Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that is often used to treat femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), a condition that is common among younger, more active patients. Arthroscopy allows our surgeons to visualize the hip to complete the procedure through very small incisions. This can lead to a quicker recovery than open surgery. Dr. Jourdan Cancienne trained in the latest hip arthroscopy techniques during his fellowship, and Dr. Chad Millet is also very experienced in this procedure.
Hip & Knee Replacement
Hip or knee replacement surgery may be considered for patients with severe arthritis that interferes with daily life. Our hip and knee replacement team includes Dr. Ryan Charles, Dr. Chad Millet, Dr. Gregor Hoffman and Dr. Timothy Finney. In addition to being experienced in traditional hip and knee replacement approaches, we also offer the latest techniques and technologies, including robotic knee replacement and direct superior hip replacement.
Total Shoulder Replacement
If shoulder arthritis affects a patient’s daily life and nonsurgical treatments have not helped, total shoulder replacement may be recommended. Dr. Claude Williams, one of our total shoulder replacement specialists, has over 20 years of experience with both traditional and reverse total shoulder replacements. He offers the latest technologies in shoulder replacement, like 3D mapping, to provide the best possible results. In addition to Dr. Williams, Dr. Gregor Hoffman, Dr. Timothy Finney, Dr. Michael McNulty, and Dr. Jourdan Cancienne are also experienced with total shoulder replacements.