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Non-Surgical Orthopedic Treatments

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Surgery is not required for every orthopedic condition. At University Hospitals, our orthopedic team offers a wide range of non-surgical techniques to effectively treat muscle pain, skeletal pain and lack of mobility.

Non-Surgical Orthopedic Treatments

Orthopedic non-surgical treatments may include:
  • Steroid Injections
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures

These treatments can restore proper movement, strengthen muscles and joints, and increase range of motion without surgery. We will help you decide on the optimal care path for your orthopedic condition to achieve your personal health goals and get you back on your feet.

Some conditions Endoscopic Discectomy treats are:

  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • Bulging Disc
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Sciatica

Individualized Treatment Plans

Our multidisciplinary care teams may include orthopedists and sports medicine physicians, but also primary care physicians, radiologists, nurses, physical and occupational therapists and other providers. Together, we will design a step-by-step treatment plan based on your unique care needs. Those steps may include:

Activity Modification: In some cases, resting the affected area and allowing it to repair on its own is the only care needed.

Assistive devices: A brace, orthotic, sling, cane or other assistive device can allow the injury to repair.

Steroid injections: A program of injections, which may include a combination of numbing injections, could be utilized to relieve pain and improve function. These injections may also help our team decide if your condition requires stronger therapies.

Advanced Minimally Invasive Treatments

Together, we may choose to pursue a minimally invasive procedure to reduce your joint discomfort or improve your mobility. Our highly trained and skilled physicians are experienced in a wide variety of these treatments that can be performed. These treatments include:

Percutaneous tenotomy: This treatment uses ultrasound guidance to identify diseased, pain-generating tendon tissue and employs a tiny needle moving at ultrasonic speed to remove it. Sodium hyaluronate injections: This is a treatment to simulate the fluid that surrounds the joint. These injections can relieve pain caused by arthritis of the knee. Non-Surgical Treatment Options to treat the musculoskeletal system (which includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles) can be used to help relieve:

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Bone Problem Pain:
  • Bone Deformity Pain
  • Bone Infection Pain
  • Bone Tumor Pain
  • Bone Fracture Pain
  • Nonunion Pain – (pain from a broken bone that fails to heal)
  • Malunion Pain – (pain from a fracture that heals in a wrong position)
  • Spinal Deformity Pain
Joint Problem Pain  
  • Arthritis Pain
  • Bursitis Pain
  • Dislocation Pain
  • Joint Inflammation Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Swelling Pain
  • Ligament Tear Pain
Ankle & Foot Pain
  • Arthritis Pain
  • Bunion Pain
  • Fasciitis Pain
  • Foot and Ankle Deformity Pain
  • Fracture Pain
  • Hammer Toe Pain
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Ligament Injury Pain
  • Sprains
Hand & Wrist Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Pain
  • Ganglion Cyst Pain
  • Hand Arthritis Pain
  • Hand Fracture Pain
  • Hand Ligament Pain
  • Hand Tendon Pain
  • Infection Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Tendinitis Pain
  • Tendon Tear Pain
  • Wrist Arthritis Pain
  • Dr. Raj Raval, M.D.

    1. Board Certified
    2. Interventional Pain & Musculoskeletal Medicine Specialist
  • Education & training

    1. SUNY Downstate PMR Residency
    2. Rutgers University Fellowship

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