As an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Wainer
uses both surgical and non-surgical
means to treat musculoskeletal trauma,
sports injuries, degenerative diseases,
infections, tumors, and congenital
conditions. Some conditions respond well to non-surgical treatments
such as exercise, therapy, medication, casts or splints, and orthotics.
Surgical orthopedic options may include knee and shoulder arthroscopy,
ACL repair, knee replacement, hip replacement, repair of bone
fractures, disc repair, spinal fusion, and carpal tunnel release.
Total Joint Replacement
Osteoarthritis is the most common
reason for joint replacement.
Osteoarthritis is caused by the wear and
tear of aging. It causes the cartilage
covering the joint surfaces to wear out,
resulting in pain and stiffness. Total joint replacement will be
considered if other treatment options will not relieve the pain and
disability. In joint replacement surgery, Dr. Wainer will remove the
arthritic or damaged joint and replace it with an artificial joint, called a
prosthesis. This relieves pain and improves mobility.
In an arthroscopic examination, Dr.
Wainer makes a small incision in the
patient's skin and then inserts
instruments that magnify and illuminate
the structures inside the joint. This lets
Dr. Wainer see the cartilage and ligaments to determine the amount or
type of injury and then repair or correct the problem, if necessary.
Candidates for arthroscopy include patients with chronic inflammation,
tendon tears, impingement syndrome, persistent pain, catching, giving
way, loss of confidence in the joint, and recurrent dislocations.
Recent advances in total knee
replacement surgery have enabled Dr.
Wainer to begin performing the
surgeries on an outpatient basis. For
qualified patients this can mean going
home on the same day as the surgery, with reduced post-operative
pain, increased range of motion and overall improved outcome.
Dr. Wainer’s Specialties
This page contains information about the most common procedures for
which Dr. Wainer sees orthopaedic patients. For more general information
about Murphy Wainer Orthopedics Specialists, including appointments,
insurance and directions, please visit the Murphy Wainer Web Site at
In a partial knee replacement, Dr.
Wainer only replaces the damaged
compartment of the knee with man-
made materials. The healthy cartilage
and bone in the rest of the knee is left alone. Partial knee replacement
offers several advantages over total knee replacement surgery. Dr.
Wainer can let you know if you are a potential candidate for an Oxford®
Partial Knee Replacement.
The quadriceps-sparing, minimally
invasive total knee replacement
reduces post-operative discomfort by
sparing the quadriceps muscle and
tendon that are traditionally cut
through during a normal total knee replacement surgery. A computer
gives Dr. Wainer constant feedback during the procedure to provide the
best possible outcome for the patient.
Serving Patients in:
Randolph County, Guilford County, Forsyth County, Davidson County,
and areas of Rockingham County and Alamance County, Greensboro,
High Point, Winston-Salem, Kernersville, Summerfield, Oak Ridge,
Stokesdale, Colfax, Pleasant Garden, Reidsville, Browns Summit,
Gibsonville, Whitsett, McLeansville,Julian, Jamestown and
1130 North Church Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
Oxford partial knee
quad sparing total knee
outpatient knee replacement
total joint replacement
total knee replacement
total hip replacement
total shoulder replacement
Orthopedic Care for:
acute back pain