For the best image quality, we use the latest high-tech digital X-ray equipment. Digital X-rays are superior to traditional film X-rays because they provide larger, clearer, color-enhanced images that result in a more accurate diagnosis.
In addition, the size and shape of the X-ray system allows for faster and easier positioning that can lead to less stress for injured or ill patients. You are also exposed to much less radiation than traditional X-rays by avoiding multiple "re-takes."
Viscosupplementation therapy is an appropriate treatment for people with knee arthritis that has failed to respond to more conservative therapy. At Conway Orthopaedic, we use Synvisc One®, a solution of hyaluronic acid injected directly into the knee joint to restore the cushioning and lubricating properties of normal joint fluid. It is useful for people who are trying to delay surgery or are not candidates for knee replacement surgery. Viscosupplementation injections are typically given once every 6 months.
Dupuytren’s contracture (disease) causes an abnormal thickening of the tissue located underneath the skin in the palm of the hand. As the tissue thickens, it can form knots under the skin that eventually form a thick cord that causes the fingers to bend in towards the palm of the hand.
Severe cases can result in the loss of hand function. Until recently, the standard treatment for severe cases has been surgery, which most often involves a long recovery and physical therapy.
At Conway Orthopaedic, we offer XIAFLEX®, a revolutionary, non-surgical treatment that has proven highly effective in treating advanced Dupuytren's contracture.
XIAFLEX is an injection of an enzyme called collagenase clostridium histolyticum. This enzyme relaxes and weakens the contracted cord, which allows it to be manipulated and broken. Following the injection and manipulation, bent fingers become straight and functional again.
This office-based procedure is safe, relatively painless and is an excellent alternative to surgery.
Conway Orthopaedic offers on-site physical and occupational therapy. Our Therapists provide comprehensive orthopedic rehabilitation for patients of all ages in a friendly and supportive environment.
Highly skilled therapists will customize a treatment plan for you, including manual therapy techniques and a functional exercise program, to help relieve your pain, improve your strength and function, promote healing and prevent future injury.
Rehabilitation of the hand and wrist often requires specialized care. A highly skilled certified hand therapist will develop a personalized hand therapy treatment plan for you and work with you one-on-one to help shorten your recovery time and ensure optimal outcomes.
Our state-of-the-art Siemens Magnetom Symphony 1.5 Tesla short-bore magnet is dedicated to imaging of the brain, spine, and musculoskeletal system.
What to Expect
Due to the strong magnets used in MRI machines, metal objects are not permitted in the MRI suite. You will be screened for metal objects, including wearable accessories and medical devices. You may be given a gown to wear. The technologist will position you on the table, which then slides into a large upright circle. Once the MRI machine is running, you will hear clicking and knocking noises, which are completely normal.
An MRI exam consists of several sequences of images, during which you must remain as still as possible in order to avoid blurry images. Depending on the part of the body being imaged, the entire exam usually takes 20-60 minutes.
You may receive contrast material as part of your exam. Again, this depends on the reason for your exam or the body part being imaged. The contrast material used is called gadolinium, which is given through an IV in your arm. It helps radiologists to more clearly visualize certain structures.
The results of your MRI exam are communicated to your referring provider 1-2 business days after your exam.