Why see a knee or shoulder surgeon specialist?
According to researchers at the University of Washington , 75% of shoulder replacement surgeries are performed by a surgeon who does only one or two of these procedures per year. They conclude that patients may be better served by a surgeon who sees a large volume of shoulder surgery cases, because the number of times a surgical procedure is performed may have a bearing on how well it is done. Also, specialization has been shown to be beneficial because there is value in repetition for surgeons who perform a particular procedure. Practice is the repetition of an action to improve its quality.
The field of orthopedic surgery is continually changing as new information and techniques are discovered. Though orthopaedic surgery is itself a specialty field, many orthopedists choose to complete additional training to subspecialize after their general training. Orthopedic subspecialty fields can include musculoskeletal trauma, sports medicine, shoulder, knee, hip, foot and ankle. Each of these subspecialty groups produces its own expanding body of knowledge, making it difficult if not impossible for an orthopaedist to stay current in multiple fields.
Expert knee and shoulder surgeon specialist
You can trust Dr. Bartholomew to make the correct diagnosis of your shoulder or knee injury and offer the best treatment options for you. He brings years of experience as an expert orthopedic knee and shoulder surgeon specialist. That includes training from the leading medical centers of the world, practical knowledge from thousands of shoulder and knee surgeries performed, evidence from the latest medical research and technologies, and innovation with cutting-edge shoulder and knee replacement techniques including Rotator Cuff Repair. His approach to orthopedic and sports medicine problems has a perspective that is truly world-class.
As a renowned orthopedic shoulder and knee surgeon, Dr. Bartholomew can show you what the latest advancements in shoulder replacement technology, knee replacement technology, and custom-fit procedures can do for you.
1. Hasan SS, Leith JM, Smith KL, and Matsen FA, 3rd. The distribution of shoulder replacement among surgeons and hospitals is significantly different than that of hip or knee replacement. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 12: 164-169, 2003.