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While many hip conditions can be treated through conservative methods, surgery is often needed because of the excessive weight placed on the joint while walking, standing and performing other regular activities.
As an active, weight-bearing joint, the knee is a source of pain and problems for many people. This pain may be acute or chronic, and may be a result of injury, overuse or growth. Some of the most common knee conditions include Arthritis, Bursitis, Dislocated kneecap, Meniscal tear, Ligament injuries, Patellar tendonitis.
The shoulder is a "ball-and-socket" joint made up of the upper arm bone (humerus), shoulder blade (scapula) and collarbone (clavicle). This joint is the most flexible one in the body and allows for a full range of motion, but also makes the shoulder a common source of injury and instability.
Sports medicine is a subspecialty of orthopedics that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries suffered during athletic activity. The goal of treatment is to heal and rehabilitate the injury so patients can return to their favorite activities quickly, whether it's Little League, recreational play or a high school, college or professional sport.
Dr. Tchejeyan is Fellowship-trained in Joint Replacement and Sports Medicine. He trained in New York with the world-renowned Insall Scott Kelly Institute where he assisted the team doctors for the Knicks and Yankees. He currently practices in Southern California specializing in Orthopaedic Surgery, Hip and Knee Replacement, Sports Medicine, Computer Assisted Surgery (CAS) / Navigation, and Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS).