When it comes to making sure North County San Diegans can continue leading active lives after an injury, Orthopedic Specialists of North County has their backs.
Founded in Oceanside in 1965, Orthopedic Specialists of North County (OSNC) is an outstanding group taking care of orthopedic injuries in the region. The practice is made up of a team of physicians, physical therapists and physician assistants committed to helping people recover after an orthopedic injury, total joint replacement or those in need of chronic or acute pain management.
OSNC focuses on enhancing quality of care for its patients by investing in state-of-the-art technology, and by training staff how to help patients receive their desired outcomes. With more than 2,500 patients annually and a presence at several area hospitals including Tri-City Medical Center, OSNC physicians make it easy for people to receive their top quality care.
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Neville Alleyne explained that OSNC has been the preeminent group taking care of orthopedic injuries for over a half a century. “The OSNC surgeon team treats patients with compassion and empathy,” he said. “We look forward to seeing any patient with hand, arm, shoulder, foot and ankle, hip, knee or spinal disorders.”The team includes 15 board certified orthopedic surgeons specializing in arthroscopic surgery, joint replacements, joint preservation and robotic assisted surgery for the spine, shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, hand, wrist, foot and ankle.
They have pioneered shoulder arthroscopy and robotic spine surgery, all of which helped earn Tri-City Medical Center recognition as one of Healthgrades’ 100 Best Hospitals in the US for neck and spine surgery.
OSNC also offers fracture care, sports medicine, physiatry, MRI services, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy and stem cell therapy. PRP therapy and stem cell therapy are types of regenerative medicine.
PRP is a high concentration of platelets and plasma, both found in blood, which is injected into the bloodstream to help improve the body’s healing properties. PRP therapy is a relatively new treatment method for several orthopedic conditions like muscle, ligament and tendon injuries as well as arthritis and fractures.
Stem cell therapy uses stem cells collected from eggs during in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures and adult stem cells collected from bone marrow. This type of therapy uses the body’s natural healing system to treat various degenerative conditions of the shoulder, knees, hips, spine, muscle, ligaments, tendons and bone-related injuries.
OSNC physicians are also busy training each other about different operative techniques.
Dr. Andrew Hartman, a physician who specializes in surgery of the shoulder, elbow and hand, travels across the nation to train other orthopedic surgeons in shoulder replacement surgery and other operations. For the last four years, Hartman has been an instructor at the world-renowned San Diego Shoulder Institute.
According to Dr. Paul Gaspar, owner of Gaspar Doctors of Physical Therapy, Hartman is “one of the best orthopedic surgeons in California for the treatment of shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand disorders.”
Hartman works closely with his rehabilitative team to customize treatment programs and use the most current methods to restore a patient’s motion to where it was pre-injury.
“This is an exciting time to be in orthopedics, with many new advances in the treatment of upper extremity disorders,” Hartman said. “I enjoy being on the leading edge of these advances and providing state-of-the-art treatments for my patients.”
The OSNC team is behind Tri-City Medical Center in recognition of its “superior patient outcomes in back and neck surgeries and spinal fusion.”
Orthopedic Specialists of North County has three office locations in Oceanside, Carlsbad and Encinitas. There are physical therapy offices at the Encinitas and Carlsbad locations with an additional location in Vista, and an MRI facility at the Carlsbad location as well.
To learn more visit www.orthonorthcounty.com.