Our care encompasses treatment from the initial medical evaluation of acute and chronic orthopedic conditions, to post-treatment restoration of function.
Foot and ankle surgery and reconstruction:
We treat painful feet, including injuries and deformities. This includes bunions, hammertoes, bone spurs, flat feet and toenail problems.
The emphasis on accurate diagnosis, treatment, to return you to the sports you love. Dr. Schicker is fellowship trained in sports medicine and has practiced in Tahoe, while working with the US ski team.
Ultrasound guided injections:
A great advance in modern medicine is injection therapy. Ultrasound allows us to directly watch the needle go into the area of inflammation and make sure the medication gets delivered to exactly the right spot.
We diagnose and treat broken bones as well a sprained joints and ligaments (tissues that holds bones together).
Hand surgery and reconstruction:
We treat almost all hand conditions including fractures (breaks), lacerations (cuts) and carpal tunnel.
We replace shoulders, elbows, fingers, knees, hip and ankle joints.
Arthroscopic surgery (scopes):
Shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, hip, ankle. A small camera is inserted into the affected joint and can fix many injuries and abnormalities within the joint.
Foot pain diagnosis and treatment:
Many people suffer chronic foot pain from prolonged standing and/or injuries. We diagnose and use a wide variety of treatments including exercise, orthotics, injections and surgeries to get you back on your feet quickly.
Orthopedic surgeons are the experts in musculoskeletal injuries. When you think you may have a broken bone, sprain or cut (needing stitches) we are the experts in these injuries. Call or come into our office for same day care.
We have on site imaging including digital x-ray and ultrasound. We use the latest radiographic technology including digital x-ray and ultrasound. With ultrasound we can immediately diagnosed torn tendons and muscles, fluid and inflammation in joints and can find splinters and foreign bodies that can’t be seen with regular x-ray. This can all be done at your regular appointment, give much of the same information as MRI and for a fraction of the cost.