Dr. Brian Wallace treats a variety of orthopedic problems. He is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with almost a decade of experience, and he is committed to providing patients with effective treatment options using the most sophisticated technology available. Dr. Wallace believes strongly in the patient/physician bond. He provides open communication and shares the decision-making process, so his patients have a clear understanding of their diagnosis and what comes next in the treatment.
Along with top-notch patient care, there are a number of on-site services to aid in diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation including extremity MRI, digital x-ray, custom orthotics, ultrasound-guided injections and diagnostics and physical therapy.
With specialties in orthopedic care, sports medicine and arthroscopy, Dr. Brain Wallace, DO performs a number of services covering the musculoskeletal system.
- ACL – Anterior cruciate ligament surgery usually involves a graft to replace a broken ligament in the knee, or, in some cases, doing a repair to save a piece of bone fragment connected to the ligament.
- Knee arthroscopy – A minimally invasive surgical procedure, which allows the doctor to get a clear view of the knee joint and surrounding soft tissue. Knee arthroscopy is often necessary to make an accurate diagnose of a knee injury.
- Tommy John Surgery – Ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction, or Tommy John Surgery named after the first patient to receive one, pitcher, Tommy John. The procedure involves a surgical graph of the ligament on the medial side of the elbow
- Tennis Elbow Surgery – A surgery associated with a repetitive use injury from tennis. The forceful movement of the arm required by the sport can cause tears in the tendons that support the elbow joint. The surgery is designed to repair the affected tendon and improve range of motion.
- Elbow Arthroscopy – A minimally invasive surgery that allows the doctor to see the elbow joint and assess any injury. Often necessary to make a proper diagnosis when a patient complains of pain or has limited mobility.
- Rotator Cuff Surgery – A rotator cuff is a group of muscle and tendons that hold the shoulder joint together and enable movement. Often the tendons in this group suffer injury due to overuse or forceful throws like required to pitch a baseball. During surgery, the doctor opens up the shoulder to repair the tears.
- Labral Tear of the Shoulder – Sometimes referred to as a SLAP tear, this injury involves a ring of tissue situated around the shoulder socket. The tissue can fray or tear after a fall or accident.
- Shoulder Replacement – Surgery that removes and replaces the bones of the shoulder joint with prosthetics. Reverse Shoulder Replacement – The second type of shoulder joint replacement surgery designed for patients with a unique form of arthritis associated with an undiagnosed rotator cuff tear.
- Total Shoulder Replacement – Replacement of all elements of the shoulder joint including the bones and the ball and socket joint.
- Shoulder Arthroscopy – A minimally invasive surgery that allows the doctor to see the shoulder joint and assess any injury. Often necessary to make a proper diagnosis when a patient complains of pain or has limited mobility.
- Stem Cell Injections – Stem cell therapy that utilizes the patient’s own stem cells and blood platelets to treat an orthopedic injury or degenerative condition like arthritis.
- PRP Injections – Platelet-rich plasma injections are another nonsurgical treatment that may be effective for chronic injuries like tendon tears.