Hip Surgery in San Diego

Hip Replacement in San Diego

Hip Surgery in San Diego

Hip Surgery in San Diego

Limping around on a painful hip is not pleasant. For exceptional care by a leading surgeon in hip surgery in San Diego, come visit us at Pomerado Orthopedic Specialists. Dr. William W. Winternitz, Jr., a leading hip surgeon, has over 18 years of experience and teaches in the UC San Diego Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and has a subspecialty Board Certification in Sports Medicine. He is also the right choice to make for any orthopedic problems you may have, including hip replacement. At our practice, we are dedicated to providing the finest orthopedic care to the members of the Poway community. Exceptional patient care, outstanding results, compassion, and integrity are the cornerstones of our practice. Incorporating the latest technology, our state-of-the-art practice specializes in surgical procedures ranging from fracture corrections to joint replacements and soft tissue restoration. We are dedicated to helping you recover from any orthopedic injuries you have sustained and are here to answer all of your questions about treatment options.

Hip replacement, also known as hip arthroplasty, refers to a surgical procedure during which the damaged bone and cartilage in the hip joint is removed and replaced with new artificial components. A hip replacement procedure may be considered when chronic hip pain and disability have not responded to conservative treatment and interfere with normal daily activities. The hip joint is located at the meeting point of the rounded head of the femur and the cavity-shaped acetabulum of the pelvic bone. It is a ball and socket joint with the rounded head of the femur being the ball and the curved depression, known as the acetabulum, being the socket. The hip joint is one of the largest weight bearing joints in the body. It withstands the tremendous forces that activities such as walking, running, and jumping generate. As one of the most flexible joints in the body, the hip allows a greater range of motion than all of the other joints with the exception of the shoulder. We treat femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), hip bursitis, labral tears, replacement, resurfacing, and iliotibial band syndrome. So when your hip condition requires hip surgery in San Diego, we are the medical office to call.

Dr. Winternitz begins with a thorough examination of your hip joint to determine the cause of your discomfort. Once a diagnosis has been made, he always offers non-invasive approaches, such as physical therapy or corticosteroid injections, before surgical options. If we determine that hip surgery in San Diego is your best choice to restore full function, our team of experts will perform minimally invasive arthroscopic hip replacement surgery. This procedure encourages a more rapid recovery, poses minimal post-surgical discomfort, and leaves a very small scar. Call us today and speak with our top orthopedist about your hip pain.

Pomerado Orthopedic Specialists
12630 Monte Vista RD. #105
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 240-4689

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Treatment in 92064

Treating rotator cuffs tears in 92064

Arthroscopic rotator cuff treatment in 92064

Arthroscopic rotator cuff treatment in 92064

At Pomerado Orthopedic Specialists, we take pride in helping our patients achieve optimum health and function. When you come in for a visit, you are warmly welcomed by our expert staff of doctors and therapists. It is important to us that you participate actively in making proper health care decisions, so we work as a team to inform you of your condition and the possible options available to you. We take our work very seriously and understand that if you need arthroscopic rotator cuff treatment in 92064, you want to go to someone with experience and compassion. Dr. William W. Winternitz, Jr. has over 18 years of experience and teaches in the UC San Diego Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and has a subspecialty Board Certification in Sports Medicine.

Arthroscopic rotator cuff treatment in 92064 is a specialty of Dr. Winternitz. When the rotator cuff is involved, a small, sharp bone spur grinding away at the smooth tendons of your rotator cuff is the likely cause. Get rid of the spur, the tear, and the pain in a single morning. Three-bandaid surgery is performed through the arthroscope. If your shoulder is unstable and comes out of its socket, either partially or completely, arthroscopic surgery will also repair this injury. This procedure is minimally invasive and uses tiny incisions to allow a small arthroscope to be placed within the shoulder joint. A camera relays the images on to a larger screen so the doctor has a clear view of the injury and the repair. Recovery time is quick and there is minimal post-operative pain. A shoulder replacement requires open surgery with block anesthesia so patients are very comfortable and many going through the entire process without narcotics.

Shoulder injuries are frequently caused by athletic activities that involve excessive, repetitive, overhead motion, such as swimming, tennis, pitching, and weightlifting. Injuries can also occur during everyday activities such washing walls, hanging curtains, and gardening. Most problems in the shoulder involve the muscles, ligaments, and tendons, rather than the bones. Athletes are especially susceptible to shoulder problems, but they can occur in anyone. Let Dr. Winternitz examine you and work with you to develop an arthroscopic rotator cuff treatment in 92064 for your injury.

12630 Monte Vista RD. #105
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 240-4689

92064 Shoulder Injury Treatment

Treating common shoulder injuries in 92064

92064 shoulder injury treatment

92064 shoulder injury treatment

At Pomerado Orthopedic Specialists, we take pride in helping our patients achieve optimum health and function. When you come in for a visit, you are warmly welcomed by our expert staff of doctors and therapists. It is important to us that you participate actively in making proper health care decisions, so we work as a team to inform you of your condition and the possible options available to you. We take our work very seriously and understand that if you need 92064 shoulder injury treatment, you want to go to someone with experience and compassion. Dr. William W. Winternitz, Jr. has over 18 years of experience and teaches in the UC San Diego Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and has a subspecialty Board Certification in Sports Medicine.

92064 shoulder injury treatment is a specialty of Dr. Winternitz. When the rotator cuff is involved, a small, sharp bone spur grinding away at the smooth tendons of your rotator cuff is the likely cause. Get rid of the spur, the tear, and the pain in a single morning. Three-bandaid surgery is performed through the arthroscope. If your shoulder is unstable and comes out of its socket, either partially or completely, arthroscopic surgery will also repair this injury. This procedure is minimally invasive and uses tiny incisions to allow a small arthroscope to be placed within the shoulder joint. A camera relays the images on to a larger screen so the doctor has a clear view of the injury and the repair. Recovery time is quick and there is minimal post-operative pain. A shoulder replacement requires open surgery with block anesthesia so patients are very comfortable and many going through the entire process without narcotics.

Shoulder injuries are frequently caused by athletic activities that involve excessive, repetitive, overhead motion, such as swimming, tennis, pitching, and weightlifting. Injuries can also occur during everyday activities such washing walls, hanging curtains, and gardening. Most problems in the shoulder involve the muscles, ligaments, and tendons, rather than the bones. Athletes are especially susceptible to shoulder problems, but they can occur in anyone. Let Dr. Winternitz examine you and work with you to develop a 92064 shoulder injury treatment plan.

12630 Monte Vista RD. #105
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 240-4689

Shoulder Replacement in San Diego

Shoulder surgery in San Diego

Shoulder replacement in San Diego

Shoulder replacement in San Diego

Is it difficult getting dressed because of shoulder pain? At Pomerado Orthopedic Specialists, we take pride in helping our patients achieve optimum health and function. When you come in for a visit, you are warmly welcomed by our expert staff of doctors and therapists. It is important to us that you participate actively in making proper health care decisions, so we work as a team to inform you of your condition and the possible options available to you. We take our work very seriously and understand that if you need a shoulder replacement in San Diego, you want to go to someone with experience and compassion. Dr. William W. Winternitz, Jr. has over 18 years of experience. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and has a subspecialty Board Certification in Sports Medicine.

Shoulder replacement in San Diego is performed by a specialist in repairing shoulder injuries. When the rotator cuff is involved, a small, sharp bone spur grinding away at the smooth tendons of your rotator cuff is the likely cause. Get rid of the spur, the tear, and the pain in a single morning. Three bandaid surgery is performed through the arthroscope. If your shoulder is unstable and comes out of its socket, either partially or completely, arthroscopic surgery will also repair this injury. This procedure is minimally invasive and uses tiny incisions to allow a small arthroscope to be placed within the shoulder joint. A camera relays the images on to a larger screen so the doctor has a clear view of the injury and the repair. Recovery time is quick and there is minimal post-operative pain. A shoulder replacement requires open surgery with block anesthesia so patients are very comfortable and many going through the entire process without narcotics.

Shoulder injuries are frequently caused by athletic activities that involve excessive, repetitive, overhead motion, such as swimming, tennis, pitching, and weightlifting. Injuries can also occur during everyday activities such washing walls, hanging curtains, and gardening. Most problems in the shoulder involve the muscles, ligaments, and tendons, rather than the bones. Athletes are especially susceptible to shoulder problems, but they can occur in anyone. For exceptional care during your shoulder replacement in San Diego, let us take care of you.

12630 Monte Vista RD. #105
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 240-4689

Fracture Care in San Diego

Fracture care in San Diego

Fracture care in San Diego

Fracture care in San Diego

No one can anticipate when an accident will occur. And when you sustain a fracture as a result, you need immediate care. You will find this expert care and compassion at Pomerado Orthopedic Specialists. Dr. William W. Winternitz, Jr., a San Diego pediatric orthopedist, has over 18 years of experience and teaches in the UC San Diego Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and has a subspecialty Board Certification in Sports Medicine. He is also the right choice to make for emergency adult and pediatric fracture care in San Diego.

It is vitally important that fractures are treated as quickly as possible. The earlier you come in for fracture care in San Diego, the better your outcome will be. A fracture is a broken bone. A bone may be completely fractured or partially fractured crosswise, lengthwise, or in multiple pieces. The severity of a fracture depends on the force that caused the break. If the bone’s breaking point has been exceeded only slightly, then the bone may crack rather than break all the way through. If the force is extreme, the bone may shatter. If the bone breaks in such a way that bone fragments stick out through the skin, or a wound penetrates down to the broken bone, the fracture is called an open fracture. This type of fracture is particularly serious because once the skin is broken, infection in both the wound and the bone can occur. Dr. Winternitz will examine your fracture to determine what type of break you have. When the broken ends of the bone line up and are barely out of place it is called a stable fracture. In an open, compound fracture, the skin may be pierced by the bone or by a blow that breaks the skin. The bone may or may not be visible in the wound. A transverse fracture has a horizontal fracture line while an oblique fracture has an angled pattern to the break. In a comminuted fracture, the bone shatters in three or more pieces.

Immobilizing the break with a cast is usually the best course of fracture care in San Diego. In some instances, such as in severe trauma, surgery may be your best option for recovery. Once the bone has healed and the cast is removed, you will have rehabilitation to restore strength, range of motion, and function to the affected muscles. No one plans for an emergency, but if one should occur, you can always rely upon the compassionate and prompt care at Pomerado Orthopedic Specialists.

12630 Monte Vista RD. #105
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 240-4689

San Diego Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine Services in San Diego

San Diego Sports Medicine

San Diego Sports Medicine

Regardless of your athletic abilities, when you sustain a sports injury, you want to seek treatment from a team of experts who understand the complex nature of sports medicine and rehabilitation. At Pomerado Orthopedic Specialists, we take pride in helping our patients achieve optimum health and function. When you come in for a visit, you are warmly welcomed by our expert staff of doctors and therapists. We work as a team to inform you of your condition and the possible options available to you. We take our work very seriously and understand that if you need San Diego sports medicine, you want to go to someone with experience and compassion. Dr. William W. Winternitz, Jr. has more than twenty years of experience. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and has a subspecialty Board Certification in Sports Medicine.

Sports medicine is a branch of orthopedic medicine and our San Diego sports medicine specialists are highly skilled to help you recover from any sports injuries. Our office treats all general orthopedics injuries, fracture care, sports injuries, rehabilitation, and prevention, and repetitive motion injuries. Your team will also put together a rehabilitation strategy that will get you back on your feet quickly and as thoroughly as possible. Sport and exercise medicine doctors are specialist physicians who have completed medical school, appropriate residency training and then specialize further in sports medicine or ‘sports and exercise medicine’. Specializing in the treatment of athletes and other physically active individuals, sports and exercise medicine physicians have extensive education in musculoskeletal medicine. SEM doctors treat injuries such as muscle, ligament, tendon and bone problems, but may also treat chronic illnesses that can affect physical performance, such as asthma and diabetes. SEM doctors also advise on managing and preventing injuries. Exercise programs to enhance performance, maintain strength and agility, or for rehabilitative or restorative purposes are also part of what we offer our patients.

The San Diego sports medicine care you receive is very comprehensive. We treat many types of injuries using state of-the-art technologies including platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections. If surgery is required, we employ the gold standard procedure of arthroscopy. Using a small incision, a scope is placed into the injured joint and an image is relayed to a larger screen. This gives the doctor a very clear picture of the injury and the remedy. If you have sustained an orthopedic injury, let us help you get back in the game.

Pomerado Orthopedic Specialists
12630 Monte Vista RD. #105
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 240-4689

San Diego Pediatric Orthopedist

Pediatric Fracture Care in San Diego

San Diego Pediatric Orthopedist

San Diego Pediatric Orthopedist

When your child is injured with a bone fracture, it is vital that your son or daughter receive treatment immediately. And you want this emergency care to come from a skilled and experienced pediatric orthopedist who effectively treats the fracture and also understands the emotional impact in the aftermath of a traumatic injury. You will find this expert care and compassion at Pomerado Orthopedic Specialists. Dr. William W. Winternitz, Jr., a San Diego pediatric orthopedist, has over 18 years of experience and teaches in the UC San Diego Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and has a subspecialty Board Certification in Sports Medicine. He is also the right choice to make for emergency pediatric fracture care.

It is vital that pediatric fractures are treated as quickly as possible. The earlier your child sees our San Diego pediatric orthopedist, the better his outcome will be. A bone may be completely fractured or partially fractured crosswise, lengthwise, or in multiple pieces. The severity of a fracture depends on the force that caused the break. If the bone’s breaking point has been exceeded only slightly, then the bone may crack rather than break all the way through. If the force is extreme, the bone may shatter. If the bone breaks in such a way that bone fragments stick out through the skin, or a wound penetrates down to the broken bone, the fracture is called an open fracture. This type of fracture is particularly serious because once the skin is broken, infections in both the wound and the bone can occur. Your pediatric orthopedist will examine your child’s fracture to determine what type of break he has. When the broken ends of the bone line up and are barely out of place it is called a stable fracture. In an open, compound fracture, the skin may be pierced by the bone or by a blow that breaks the skin. The bone may or may not be visible in the wound. A transverse fracture has a horizontal fracture line while an oblique fracture has an angled pattern to the break. In a comminuted fracture, the bone shatters in three or more pieces.

Dr. Winternitz, the leading San Diego pediatric orthopedist, will examine your child’s fracture and take an x-ray to determine what type of fracture he has and where it is on the bone. The goals of all forms of treatment of fractures is to put the broken pieces back into position and prevent them from moving out of place until they are healed. In many cases, the doctor will restore parts of a broken bone back to the original position. The technical term for this process is reduction. Over time, broken bone ends heal by knitting back together with new bone being formed around the edge of the broken parts. Immobilizing the injury with a cast or brace is one treatment option, depending upon the type and location of the fracture. However, in some cases, surgery may be necessary. After the injury is healed, your child’s continues with one of our talented physical therapists to help him restore function and strength. When your child suffers a fracture, make us the first and fastest line of defense.

Pomerado Orthopedic Specialists
12630 Monte Vista RD. #105
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 240-4689

San Diego Shoulder Surgery

Shoulder surgery in San Diego

San Diego shoulder surgery

San Diego shoulder surgery

At Pomerado Orthopedic Specialists, we take pride in helping our patients achieve optimum health and function. When you come in for a visit, you are warmly welcomed by our expert staff of doctors and therapists. It is important to us that you participate actively in making proper health care decisions, so we work as a team to inform you of your condition and the possible options available to you. We take our work very seriously and understand that if you need San Diego shoulder surgery, you want to go to someone with experience and compassion. Dr. William W. Winternitz, Jr. has over 18 years of experience and teaches in the UC San Diego Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and has a sub specialty Board Certification in Sports Medicine.

San Diego shoulder surgery is performed by a specialist in repairing shoulder injuries. When the rotator cuff is involved, a small, sharp bone spur grinding away at the smooth tendons of your rotator cuff is the likely cause. Get rid of the spur, the tear, and the pain in a single morning. Three-bandaid surgery is performed through the arthroscope. If your shoulder is unstable and comes out of its socket, either partially or completely, arthroscopic surgery will also repair this injury. This procedure is minimally invasive and uses tiny incisions to allow a small arthroscope to be placed within the shoulder joint. A camera relays the images on to a larger screen so the doctor has a clear view of the injury and the repair. Recovery time is quick and there is minimal post-operative pain. A shoulder replacement requires open surgery with block anesthesia so patients are very comfortable and many going through the entire process without narcotics.

Shoulder injuries are frequently caused by athletic activities that involve excessive, repetitive, overhead motion, such as swimming, tennis, pitching, and weightlifting. Injuries can also occur during everyday activities such washing walls, hanging curtains, and gardening. Most problems in the shoulder involve the muscles, ligaments, and tendons, rather than the bones. Athletes are especially susceptible to shoulder problems, but they can occur in anyone. For exceptional San Diego shoulder surgery, let us take care of you.

12630 Monte Vista RD. #105
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 240-4689

San Diego Tennis Elbow

Diagnosing and treating tennis elbow in San Diego

San Diego tennis elbow

San Diego tennis elbow

Whether you are a tennis pro, sports enthusiast, or weekend warrior, when you sustain a sports injury like tennis elbow, you want to seek treatment from a team of experts who understand the complex nature of a sports trauma. At Pomerado Orthopedic Specialists, we take pride in helping our patients recover from San Diego tennis elbow. When you come in for a visit, you are warmly welcomed by our expert staff of doctors and therapists. We encourage your active participation in making proper health care decisions, so we work as a team to inform you of your condition and the possible options available to you. We take our work very seriously and understand that you want to work with someone with experience and compassion. Dr. William W. Winternitz, Jr. has two decades of experience and is a highly regarded teacher at the UC San Diego Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and has a subspecialty Board Certification in Sports Medicine. So he’s the one to turn to when you are injured.

Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is caused by sports or recreational activities, work-related tasks, home projects, and repetitive stress. Tennis elbow is an overuse and muscle strain injury. The cause is repeated contraction of the forearm muscles that you use to straighten and raise your hand and wrist. The repeated motions and stress to the tissue may result in a series of tiny tears in the tendons that attach the forearm muscles to the bony prominence at the outside of your elbow. At our office, we have non-surgical remedies for your San Diego tennis elbow pain.

After a thorough examination, the treatment for your San Diego tennis elbow pain will be discussed. Tennis elbow often gets better on its own. But if over-the-counter pain medications and other self-care measures aren’t helping, your doctor may suggest physical therapy. Severe cases of tennis elbow may require surgery. If your symptoms are related to tennis (which is where this condition got its name), your doctor may suggest that experts evaluate your tennis technique or the movements involved with your job tasks to determine the best steps to reduce stress on your injured tissue. In addition, a physical therapist can teach you exercises to gradually stretch and strengthen your muscles, especially the muscles of your forearm. Eccentric exercises, which involve lowering your wrist very slowly after raising it, are particularly helpful. A forearm strap or brace may reduce stress on the injured tissue. Your doctor might suggest injecting platelet-rich plasma, Botox or some form of irritant (prolotherapy) into the painful tendon. Dry needling, in which a needle pierces the damaged tendon in many places, can also be helpful. If your symptoms haven’t improved after six to 12 months of extensive non-operative treatment, you may be a candidate for surgery to remove damaged tissue. Let Dr. Winternitz assess your tennis elbow and get you back in the game again.

12630 Monte Vista RD. #105
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 240-4689

Poway Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine Services Poway

Poway Sports Medicine

Poway Sports Medicine

Sports medicine is a branch of orthopedic medicine and our Poway sports medicine specialists, led by Dr. William W. Winternitz Jr., are highly skilled to help you recover from any sports injuries. Our office treats all general orthopedics injuries, fracture care, sports injuries, rehabilitation, and prevention, and repetitive motion injuries. Your talented team will also put together a rehabilitation strategy that will get you back on your feet quickly and as thoroughly as possible. Sport and exercise medicine doctors are specialist physicians who have completed medical school, appropriate residency training and then specialize further in sports medicine or ‘sports and exercise medicine’. Specializing in the treatment of athletes and other physically active individuals, sports and exercise medicine physicians have extensive education in musculoskeletal medicine. SEM doctors treat injuries such as muscle, ligament, tendon and bone problems, but may also treat chronic illnesses that can affect physical performance, such as asthma and diabetes. SEM doctors also advise on managing and preventing injuries. Exercise programs to enhance performance, maintain strength and agility, or for rehabilitative or restorative purposes are also part of what we offer our patients.

The sports medicine care in Poway is quite comprehensive. We treat many types of injuries using state of-the-art technologies. A loose particle of the knee bone or a torn meniscus produces the common symptoms of knee pain, clicking, locking and instability. Arthroscopic surgery, an incision smaller than a grain of rice, gets rid of those symptoms in less than half an hour. The major ligament in the center of the knee, your ACL, is prone to injury when there are sudden stops and twisting during your activity. A one hour, outpatient procedure with very little post-op discomfort can address the pain and instability of an ACL tear. Ankle injuries are treated with a stabilization procedure. With a small incision, arthroscopically aided surgery is used for the unstable and painful ankle.

Tennis elbow, or epicondylitis, is a common injury that is easy to treat. Your Poway sports medicine doctor has successfully treated hundreds of tennis elbow patients. Many of them saw improvement after a single injection, while more serious cases benefit from a twenty minute, minimally invasive surgical procedure. We are always seeking new technologies to help our patients. PRP injections uses components of the patient’s own blood to treat many sports related tendon and soft tissue problems. Blood is drawn and prepared with proprietary centrifugation machinery by your doctor in the office. Many of our patients have avoided surgery with complete pain relief via PRP. Whether you are a professional athlete, a sports enthusiast, or weekend warrior, if you’ve been injured, come in and see one of our highly qualified sports medicine professionals.

Pomerado Orthopedic Specialists
12630 Monte Vista RD. #105
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 240-4689