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Dr. Padilla Offers State-of-the-Art Makoplasty Partial Knee and Total Hip Replacement Surgery!


Learn more about the various procedures that Eau Claire orthopedic surgeon Dr. Padilla performs:

As only the second hospital in the state to offer Robotic-Assisted Surgery (RAS), orthopedic surgeon Dr. Padilla is well-practiced in robotic-assisted joint replacement surgeries, including hip replacement. RAS technology allows Dr. Padilla to simultaneously monitor two- or three- dimensional views of his patient’s hip, knee or shoulder joints on a single monitor in real-time, while displaying precise views of surgical instruments and the exact positioning of medical replacement devices. Robotic-assisted replacement surgery enables Dr. Padilla to perform complex procedures with more flexibility and precision.


Benefits of Robotic Assisted Surgery for hip, knee and shoulder surgery:

  • Shorter surgical hospitalization
  • Less hip, knee a shoulder joint pain and discomfort
  • Quicker recovery time and return to normal life activities
  • Smaller incisions and lower risk of infection
  • Minimal scarring from procedure

Orthopedic surgeon advantages to Robotic Assisted Surgery:

  • Higher surgical precision
  • Better joint visualization
  • Increased surgeon dexterity

Learn more about orthopedic surgeon Dr. Padilla

Dr. Padilla performs minimally invasive joint replacements, including Total Hip Replacements (THR) and Total Knee Replacements (TKR). These minimally invasive knee replacements and hip joint replacements are surgical treatments, and are effective methods for conditions such as arthritis of the hip or knee and continue to remain one of the more minimally invasive techniques offered.

Minimally invasive joint replacement advantages for the patient and the joint replacement doctor include but not limited to:

  • Decrease in tissue repair (muscles and tendons are not cut, rather avoided or separated)
  • Quicker rehabilitation time
  • Less hip and knee pain during and after procedure
  • Dramatic decrease in incision size (two 1 1/2 to 2-inch scars compared to one 10 to 12-inch scar)
  • Briefer hospital stay (average 1-2 days, some may even be discharged within 24 hours after surgery)

Whether you’re suffering from a rotator cuff injury, shoulder tendonitis, or another shoulder injury, we can help. Dr. Padilla practices state of the art shoulder reconstruction procedures in Eau Claire and Altoona, including arthroscopic rotator cuff repair (RCR), labral repairs, trauma repairs, and shoulder replacement surgery.

Carpal Tunnel Release

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that can be repaired with Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery performed by Dr. Padilla. Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome can include tingling, numbness, or pain in the fingers, hand, or arm. Many sufferers may notice a moderate to strong tendency to drop things, a weaker grip, or in severe cases, total loss of sensation.

Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery is aimed to decrease unwanted pressure on the nerve, and this is done by freeing the ligament to allow more room for the nerve in the carpal tunnel.

Trigger Finger Treatment & Surgery

Trigger finger can be explained as a “snapping” or “locking” condition on one or more fingers. Instead of a smooth, continual closure, your finger may hesitate, then snap when trying to close. Trigger finger is caused by swelling from inflammation or scarring of the tendon sheath around the flexor tendons. These are tendons that normally pull the affected finger inward toward the palm (flexion).

If treated early enough, anti-inflammatory medication or a Cortisone injection can be effective. If either of these fails to work, the sheath is opened surgically through a slight incision at the base of the finger.

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

Painful tendonitis near your thumb on your wrist is a very disabling condition for many. The tendons that extend throughout the thumb become inflamed, causing severe pain with even the slightest of motion. Common treatment of De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is plenty of rest, medication, and an occasional steroid injection. If these treatments fail to work, the tendons in the thumb may need to be surgically released.

Hand Trauma (Wrist and Hand Fractures)

Dr. Padilla has over 20 years of experience handling these common injuries, yet has continued to advance his knowledge by attending courses on up-to-date techniques.

Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure done with an arthroscope surgical instrument which is inserted into a joint, such as for an arthroscopic  knee surgery, via a small incision. An arthroscopy, or arthroscopic knee surgery, is a minimally invasive orthopedic surgical procedure, and often done on an outpatient basis, meaning the patient is able to return home on the same day as the procedure.

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Padilla in Altoona and Eau Claire uses arthroscopy in order to help diagnose and treat various knee joint problems, without having to make a large incision. Dr. Padilla performs arthroscopic knee surgery, as well as other services.

Dr. Padilla offers total knee arthroplasty or replacement. A total knee arthroplasty is a surgical procedure that replaces a knee joint with new parts called the prostheses. Similarly, Dr. Padilla also offers total hip arthroplasty or replacement, in which the femoral bone is replaced with a new component fit to you. Both procedures have many benefits, including knee pain relief and hip pain relief, higher-quality sleep, and relief from stiffness.

Dr. Padilla, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip, knee, and shoulder surgery with expertise in robotic assisted joint replacement offers services in Eau Claire and Altoona, WI.