Bone and joint injuries most commonly seen are dislocations and fractures. Both types of trauma can cause pain and damage to the surrounding muscles, nerves and blood vessels.
Casting holds a broken bone in alignment to prevent it from moving while it heals. Casts are made of plaster or fiberglass material. For some fractures, a brace or splint may be used to allow limited movement.
Serious bone and joint injuries require the care of a surgeon trained in orthopaedic trauma. Dr. Douglas Brown and his staff are experts in caring for all types of fractures and dislocations, as well as sprains and tendon ruptures.
We also see patients with injuries which have not healed properly. Do you have questions about your problems? Schedule an appointment today and let us help you heal.
Dr. Brown and his staff use the latest technologies to diagnose and treat injuries with minimal
invasiveness. There are several non‐surgical treatments for bone and joint pain.
IN‐OFFICE PROCEDURES OFFERED BY DR. BROWN
Many pain relieving and healing treatments can be performed in our office through the use of minimally invasive procedures by our clinical staff. Some examples include:
• Physical therapy
• Joint aspiration and injection
• Corticosteroid injections and medications
• Anti‐inflammatory drugs
• Viscosupplementation for arthritis
Dr. Brown’s staff includes a licensed physical therapist, Anissa Morris, who provides in‐office treatments for injuries and post‐surgery care.
HIVAMAT THERAPY SYSTEM
One office procedure commonly used by Dr. Brown to treat injuries is the HIVAMAT therapy system. It uses electrostatic oscillation to massage the interior tissues of the patient. This promotes:
• Muscle relaxation
• Pain alleviation
• Enhanced mobility
• Decreased inflammation
The HIVAMAT is also beneficial in draining a patient’s lymphatic system and promoting nutrient uptake.
ULTRASOUND GUIDED INJECTIONS
Ultrasound guided injections are used to administer pain‐relieving medicines and viscosupplementation (additional lubrication to the joint area). Dr. Brown is a leader in Northeast Louisiana in the use of ultrasound to diagnose and treat injuries. The benefits of using ultrasound guided injections:
• See the location of the needle in real-time
• Eliminate the guesswork that the medicine was injected at the correct spot
• Avoid certain vital tissues that do not need to be injected
“We can use ultrasound on any patient that comes into our office, whether it’s for shoulder pain, knee pain, elbow pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, or back pain. Ultrasound is a noninvasive, painless & accurate procedure that can be performed as many times as needed. It does not affect cardiac pacemakers as an MRI would.” – Stephanie Spangler, PA
When facing surgery, experience matters. Dr. Brown is a leader in orthopaedic surgery in Northeast Louisiana. You can trust his skilled hands to take you through your surgery with success. Some of his procedures include:
• Cartilage Restoration
• Ligament Reconstruction/Tendon Repair
• Joint Replacement (Total Knee and Hip)
• Arthroscopic Surgery – Shoulders and Knees
• Spine and Neck Surgery
• Fracture Care (Open Fractures and Closed Fractures)
• Foot, Ankle, and Hand Surgery
IME : Independent Medical Examinations
Dr. Brown is certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners. Independent Medical Examinations are performed to get an impartial opinion of a person’s clinical status or to determine the extent of accident related injuries. They are conducted at the request of insurance carriers and employers.
Dr. Brown evaluates workers compensation, personal injury, and negligence cases. He has been performing IMEs as an orthopaedic surgeon since 2004. If you need an Independent Medical Examination by an Orthopaedic Specialist, please call Dr. Brown’s office at (318) 323-6603.
312 Grammont St. Suite 302
Phone: (318) 323-6603
Fax: (318) 387-3601