Orthopedic Surgery

Nathan Moore, DO -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

Nathan Moore, DO

Orthopedic Surgeon located in West Phoenix, AZ

When you need orthopedic surgery to repair an injury, replace a joint, or for any other reason, you can depend on the expertise of Nate Moore, DO, in Peoria, Arizona. Dr. Moore has exceptional training and experience in minimally invasive surgery options and robotic-assisted surgery, using cutting-edge technology that makes your experience more comfortable and your recovery faster. If you have questions about orthopedic surgery, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Orthopedic Surgery Q & A

When might I need orthopedic surgery?

Dr. Moore offers comprehensive orthopedic care for degenerative joint conditions, as well as injuries caused by sports, overuse, and accidents. Though he specializes in treating knees and hips, he provides total joint care, including treatment for your shoulders, elbows, hands, and feet.

Dr. Moore often performs surgeries to relieve pain and restore function in patients with:

  • Arthritis
  • Fractures
  • ACL tears
  • Tendon and ligament tears
  • Meniscus tears
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Labral tears
  • Rotator cuff damage

During surgery to repair orthopedic problems, Dr. Moore performs a wide range of procedures. For example, he may clean wounds and remove damaged tissue, reconstruct torn ligaments, fuse bones, and correct deformities.

If you have a complex fracture, Dr. Moore may perform an internal or external fixation, surgical procedures to realign the bones using hardware such as screws, rods, and plates.

When do orthopedic surgeons perform arthroscopy?

Dr. Moore performs minimally invasive arthroscopy to diagnose and treat problems inside your joints. Using a long, narrow device called an arthroscope, he makes a small incision and gently inserts the scope into the joint.

The arthroscope’s camera sends magnified images from inside the joint to a monitor, allowing Dr. Moore to examine the tissues and diagnose the problem.

Should Dr. Moore need to repair the problem surgically, he inserts surgical instruments through the scope or another small incision.

Minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery causes less trauma and spares your muscles. As a result, you have less postoperative pain, a faster recovery, and you can get back into action more quickly compared to traditional open surgery.

Do orthopedic surgeons perform minimally invasive joint replacements?

When knee or hip arthritis progresses to an advanced stage, Dr. Moore specializes in minimally invasive joint replacements using Mako® Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery. With the Mako system, Dr. Moore can customize your prosthesis to fit your joint perfectly.

After using a 3D image to plan your surgery precisely, Dr. Moore controls the Mako system’s robotic-assisted arm to remove the damaged tissues in your joint. The robotic arm alerts him when he’s near healthy tissue, allowing him to preserve the maximum amount of healthy tissue.

If you have ongoing pain and need orthopedic surgery, call Nate Moore, DO, or book an appointment online today.