Orthopedics

The orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine physicians in Reno and Carson City have extensive experience performing surgery to repair torn rotator cuffs.
The hand and upper extremity team at Swift Institute in Reno, Sparks, and Carson City is experienced in diagnosing and treating wrist injuries, including wrist nerve compression.
The hand and upper extremity team at Swift Institute in Reno, Sparks, and Carson City is experienced in treating wrist injuries, including wrist joint replacement.
The hand and upper extremity team at Swift Institute in Reno, Sparks, and Carson City is experienced in diagnosing and treating wrist injuries, including wrist arthroscopy.
The hand and upper extremity team at Swift Institute in Reno, Sparks, and Carson City is experienced in diagnosing and treating wrist injuries, including ulnar collateral ligament injury.
Trigger thumb is a condition when the thumb is stuck in a bent position. Trigger thumb is typically caused by inflammation that narrows the space within the sheath that surrounds...
With the start of the baseball and softball seasons each spring, orthopedic surgeons frequently see an increase in elbow problems in young ball players. A common elbow problem in these...
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune inflammatory disease that can cause joint pain and damage throughout the body. The immune system attacks healthy cells causing inflammation and painful swelling in the...
Nerve injuries most frequently appear in the upper and lower extremities. These nerve injuries can be caused by either blunt trauma or sharp trauma. If the nerve remains intact, resting...
Upon arriving at the clinic, the medical evaluation will include reviewing a patient’s medical history followed by physical examination of the injury. Physical examination consists of an inspection to look...
Anyone with a hand injury should consider visiting a doctor or seek medical attention. Some common symptoms of hand injuries can include tenderness, numbness, weakness, decrease range of motion, infections,...
Hand and wrist fractures are fairly common. Treatment depends on the severity of the fracture, whether joints are involved, location of the injury, deformity or displacement. Children’s bones are in...
Dislocation refers to when a bone becomes displaced out of the normal position. This can cause obvious deformity, pain, and decreased mobility. Injuries to ligaments around joints can result in...
Ganglion Cysts are a common condition that can appear as within the hand and wrist. The most common locations are the top of the wrist, the palm side of the...
In a normal joint, bones have a smooth, glistening surface made of a substance called articular cartilage on their ends that allows one bone to glide easily against another. Joints...
The hand is made up of 27 bones that form its supporting framework. This frame acts as a point of attachment for the muscles that make the wrist and fingers...
When you bend your elbow, you can easily feel its tip, a bony prominence called the olecranon that extends from one of the lower arm bones (the ulna). It is...
During elbow arthroscopy, the surgeon inserts a small camera, called an arthroscope, into the elbow joint. This camera displays live video to a screen that helps guide miniature surgical instruments...
Nerves are part of the “electrical wiring” system that carries messages between the brain and the rest of our body, including the hand and fingers. A ring of tissue covers...
De Quervain’s Tendonitis or Tenosynovitis is a condition caused by an inflammation of the tendons located at the thumb side of the wrist. Tendons, the tissues that attach our muscles...
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome is a condition caused by pressure on the ulnar nerve at the elbow. When a nerve is compressed, it cannot function properly. The Ulnar Nerve carries signals...
Carpal instability happens when there is a loss of normal alignment of the finger and wrist bones or joints. The carpal joint consists of a variety of ligaments, blood vessels...
Hand and wrist arthritis information provided by the hand and upper extremity team at Swift Institute in Reno and Carson City.
Swift Institute orthopedic surgeons, including Dr. Brian Gilmer and Dr. Sean Fitzpatrick, use the MAKO Robotic Total Knee System. A CT scan is taken and allows for accurate planning to...
Before you put up with discomfort and limited mobility any longer, take a moment to learn the facts about knee pain from your local Reno, Sparks, and Carson City knee...
Dr. Brian Gilmer and Dr. Sean Fitzpatrick are pioneering the use of a breakthrough technology called the BEAR® Implant for treatment of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, one of the...
Patients in the Reno, Carson City, and surrounding areas who are suffering from the symptoms of frozen shoulder can rely on the highly trained staff at Swift Orthopedics to develop...
If one of your fingers often locks up when you try to straighten it, you may be experiencing stenosing tenosynovitis, commonly referred to as trigger finger. Because this condition can...
Dupuytren’s contracture (also commonly referred to as “Dupuytren’s disease”) is one of the many hand conditions that can be treated at Swift Institute in Reno and Carson City. This condition...
A dislocated shoulder is a common injury, particularly among young athletes and the elderly. In fact, people tend to dislocate their shoulders more often than any other joint in the...
Do you have a torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in your elbow? This injury can often cause symptoms such as pain, swelling, tingling, numbness, weakness, or a popping sensation. If...
The board-certified knee specialists at Swift Institute in Reno and Carson City are available to streamline your care and recovery whether your injury is mild and will heal well on...
You may have heard of labral tears in the shoulder, but did you know that you can also experience a torn labrum in your hip? It’s true — a labrum...
The skilled experts at Swift Institute routinely treat sprains. We proudly serve residents of Reno, Sparks, and Carson City and we’ll be glad to do whatever we can to help...
Swift Institute is pleased to provide first-rate treatment for dislocations at our various locations throughout Reno, Sparks, Carson City, and neighboring communities. We’ve been serving this area since 1966, during...
Reno, Nevada and Carson City area residents can feel confident turning to the experts at Swift Institute for arthritis treatment. Since being founded in 1966, we’ve served tens of thousands...
Dr. Rueben Nair, Dr. Brian Gilmer, and Dr. Sean Fitzpatrick at Swift Institute in Reno and Carson City are experienced in ACL surgery. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is located...
Do you need surgery performed on your shoulder, arm, elbow, wrist, or hand? If so, you can receive the care you need at Swift Institute. We’re proud to have been serving patients in...
  Residents of Reno, Nevada, and surrounding areas can confidently turn to Swift Institute for arthroscopy, an innovative surgical procedure that involves using a small camera to diagnose and repair...
Swift Institute is pleased to offer a variety of total and partial joint replacement services to residents of Reno, Sparks, Carson City, and surrounding communities. If you are struggling with...
When residents of Reno, Carson City and surrounding Northern Nevada communities need world-class sports medicine, they know to turn to Swift Institute. Our team of board-certified physicians are proud to...
What causes foot pain? Our feet and ankles bear the brunt of every step we take. Women in particular wear uncomfortable, jarring yet fashionable shoes that can do damage to...
The experts at Swift Orthopedics are pleased to offer treatment for a variety of torn ligaments, including the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), lateral collateral ligament (LCL), medial collateral ligament (MCL), posterior cruciate...
Tendinitis is a condition that develops when a tendon (the fibrous tissue connecting muscles to bones) becomes irritated or inflamed, usually as a result of repetitive motion. It can affect...
The orthopedic experts at Swift Institute are pleased to provide first-rate fracture treatment to the residents of Reno, Nevada, Carson City, and surrounding areas. We’re a full-service clinic that includes...
If you’ve been living with widespread pain for at least three months, and you can’t pinpoint a cause, there’s a chance that you could have fibromyalgia. Fortunately, the experts at...
Carpal tunnel syndrome is an unpleasant condition that can affect daily life and make it difficult to perform certain activities. Fortunately, the orthopedic experts at Swift Institute offer treatment for...
Swift Institute has a team of orthopedic physicians that specialize in hand and wrist issues. Our hand doctors work closely with our hand therapy team to help patients relieve their...
Many shoulder injuries are caused by athletic activities that involve excessive, repetitive, overhead motion, such as swimming, tennis, pitching, and weightlifting. But these injuries can also occur during everyday activities...
The primary cause of hip pain is arthritis, specifically osteoarthritis. Arthritis is the most common chronic condition and is characterized by inflammation of the joints. Common causes of arthritis include...
Pain is broken down into two categories: acute or chronic. If you fall down and hurt your knee or twist your knee, that is called “acute” knee pain. Chronic pain...
Musculoskeletal symptoms of pain affect the muscles, ligaments and tendons, and bones. Swift Institute specialists in Reno, Sparks, Carson City, and Elko have the most comprehensive services to treat musculoskeletal...
Osteoporosis affects roughly 40 million Americans either because they have been diagnosed with the condition or they are at risk for developing the condition. Osteoporosis means “porous bone”. Osteoporosis is...
Sometimes, if nonsurgical treatment, rehabilitation and therapy is unsuccessful, the only way to heal a knee problem may be through surgery. If the knee is irreparably damaged or has eroded...
If you need to speak with a shoulder specialist in the Reno, Nevada and Carson City area, make an appointment at Swift Institute. Whether you hurt your shoulder playing weekend...
If you need to consult with a hand and wrist specialist in the Reno, Nevada and Carson City area, turn to the professionals at Swift Institute. We have extensive experience...
If you need to see an elbow specialist in the Reno, Nevada and Carson City area, turn to Swift Institute. We are equipped to diagnose and treat a variety of...
Whether you’ve suffered from a spinal fracture or a finger fracture, you need an orthopedic specialist who knows all the latest techniques in fracture care. We offer the most qualified...
If you’ve noticed that one of your toes seems to be permanently bent in the middle, there’s a good chance that you have what’s known as a hammertoe. This condition...
Ankles are complex joints that allow us to perform countless movements, from walking and running to rising on our tippy-toes to reach the top shelf of the kitchen pantry. Most...
At Swift Institute, we’re proud to have a board-certified foot and ankle specialist on staff to help Reno and Carson City, Nevada residents address a variety of foot and ankle...
Swift Institute is pleased to offer a wide array of lower extremity surgical procedures to patients in Reno, Sparks, Carson City, and surrounding areas. Whether you need surgery on your...
The team of orthopedic specialists at Swift Institute offers total shoulder replacement services to patients residing in and around Reno, Nevada and Carson City. When you visit our conveniently located...
At Swift Institute, we proudly provide state-of-the-art knee replacement services to residents of Reno, Carson City, Sparks, and the surrounding area. We are committed to helping our neighbors overcome their...
Swift Institute's Dr. Patrick Schafer is trained in anterior approach total hip replacement surgery, a procedure that benefits younger, more active patients and patients who want to return to sports...
Elbow joint replacement, also called elbow arthroplasty, can effectively treat the problems caused by arthritis of the elbow. The procedure is also becoming more widely used in aging adults to...
At Swift’s orthopedic Urgent Clinic, casting and splinting techniques are used to immobilize injuries to your bones and/or soft tissue, to allow them to heal. Casts and splints can provide...
Swift Institute has multiple internal injection suites. This means that patient may have the therapy they need in the convenience of our comfortable medical office. The interventional sports and spine...
The overall goal of spine surgery is to get to the root of the problem, while at the same time causing the least amount of disruption to the patient’s lifestyle....
Orthobiologics therapies available at Swift Institute include platelet rich plasma, prolotherapy, bone marrow aspirate therapy, and Lipogems. Orthobiologics is the specialty focused on using new technologies and therapies to address...
The Physical Therapy team at Swift Institute has experience in treating spine as well as musculoskeletal and neurological conditions, orthopedic and sports injuries, vestibular and balance disorders, and pre /...
Because chronic pain may affect the sufferer in many ways, the most beneficial treatment may require a multi-disciplinary approach. This means providing treatment not just for the physical pain, but...
Functional dry needling (FDN) is a treatment technique that uses small filiform needles to release tight muscles with the goal of permanently reducing muscle pain and dysfunction. Dry needling can...
Orthobiologics therapies available at Swift Institute include platelet rich plasma, prolotherapy and bone marrow aspirate therapy. Orthobiologics is the specialty focused on using new technologies and therapies to address and...
CoreAlign by Balance Body is designed to help patients improve posture, balance and functional movement. CoreAlign was developed by physical therapist Jonathan Hoffman. The exercises on the CoreAlign stimulate core stability...
What is Remote Therapeutic Monitoring (RTM)? We are excited to share the latest technologies with our patients. Remote Therapeutic Monitoring (RTM) is a medical service covered by Medicare, Medicaid and...
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