The Basics of Orthopedics
that are commonly referred to orthopedists range from sprains, strains,
and broken bones to more complex conditions such as torn cartilage,
shoulder instability, carpal tunnel syndrome, fractures, and arthritis.
Orthopedic Surgeon Shane Fejfar’s goal is to restore the highest level
of movement and
function with the least risk.
Non-surgical solutions are pursued
whenever possible. Often, a personalized program of medication and
physical therapy brings relief and facilitates healing. Invasive surgery
is pursued only in severe situations and if lifestyle modifications and
non-surgical alternatives are not effective. Arthroscopic procedures
are typically performed on an outpatient basis and are common in sports
medicine. The procedure involves the insertion of a pencil-sized
arthroscope through a small incision in the skin and into the damaged
joint. The arthroscope’s tiny camera and surgical tips enable the
surgeon to see inside the joint and repair torn cartilage or ligaments
and remove loose bone or cartilage.
Total or partial joint
replacements are inpatient procedures which typically involve a
three-day hospital stay. Advancements in joint replacement have led to
less-invasive techniques and dramatic improvements in pain relief and
improved function. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons reports
that approximately 581,000 total knee replacement procedures and
193,000 total hip replacements are performed in the United States each
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Fejfar, call (620) 364-4560.
About Dr. Fejfar
Fejfar (pronounced "fa-fer") joined the Coffey Health System staff of
full-time physicians in 2009. He came to Burlington from the Orthopedic
and Sports Medicine Center in
Manhattan, Kansas, and brings a wealth of experience including a medical
degree from the University of South Dakota; a transitional residency at
the University of South Dakota, Sioux Falls; and an orthopedic
residency at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita.
He has completed two fellowships in total joint arthroplasty at the
Kansas Joint Replacement Institute in Wichita and young adult hip and
adult reconstruction in St. Louis, Missouri.
Dr. Fejfar is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
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