We provide a full spectrum of orthopedic services to support a wide range of ailments including but not limited to:
We provide world class, specialized solutions for each of our patients. Our solutions may include combinations of various forms of treatments such as injections, therapy, water therapy, anthroscopy, braces, pain management, and repair/replacement surgery. Our goal is to provide you with the safest and most effective path to recovery in order to improve your quality of life.
One of the foremost practitioners in his field, Dr. Keith R. Johnson is widely recognized for his expertise in adult and adolescent arthroscopic knee surgery. Dr. Keith performs multiple knee surgeries per week and focuses on implementing minimally invasive techniques to shorten recovery time for his patients.
What to expect after arthroscopic knee surgery:
After arthroscopic surgery, the small incisions on your knee will be protected with a large dressing and knee motion restrictor. In order to proactively reduce post-surgery pain, Dr. Johnson will usually put an anesthetic in your knee during the surgery itself. After the anesthetic wears off, it is not uncommon to experience discomfort in the knee. The pain can be managed with Ibuprofen and/or Tylenol with Codeine (tablets or liquid). The dosage varies based on the weight of the patient, but a prescription for the correct amount will be provided and should be filled prior to going home from the hospital.
About the knee:
The knee represents a complex system of joint movement. Cartilage (a smooth lining), ligaments (stretchable connective tissue), and muscles act together to help the two bones at the knee joint interact smoothly so that the leg can be straightened and bent. As the smooth lining or other parts of the knee wear or break down, the joint becomes stiff and movement becomes painful.
If you have any questions about arthroscopic knee surgery or other treatment options, contact our office at (915 ) 217-1107 or schedule a visit today.
During your hip replacement (also called total hip arthroplasty), Dr. Keith R. Johnson will remove your damaged hip sections and replace them with specific materials based on your needs. This artificial joint (“prosthesis”) is designed to help you regain your function while reducing pain.
About Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery:
Over the last twenty years, the number of Americans having total hip replacements has doubled. Though most patients who undergo hip replacement procedures eventually walk again without pain or the aid of a cane, recovery and rehabilitation can be rigorous, painful, and lengthy. Dr. Johnson specializes in a technique known as the “Anterior Approach,” which is “truly minimally invasive.”
A 2011 study by the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery found that the anterior approach resulted in less muscle damage and inflammation compared to the traditional posterior approach, both in the immediate post-operative period and two days later. Using the anterior approach, Dr. Johnson can:
El Paso’s Orthopedic Shoulder Specialist
Dr. Keith R. Johnson is proud to offer his patients the latest and best in orthopedic surgical procedures and techniques. He is board certified and the top orthopedic surgeon based in El Paso, Texas. Dr. Johnson specializes in shoulder reconstruction and joint replacement.
Dr. Johnson believes that you should be actively involved in your care and decision-making process. “I believe the role of an orthopedic surgeon is to diagnose, inform, and offer treatment recommendations to patients. The treatment plan must be individualized to most appropriately address the needs of my patients.”
Patients of all ages are seen daily and are rapidly returned to full shoulder health. Shoulder problems that are treated include sprains, dislocations, fractures, arthritis, and rotator cuff tears. Each patient receives specialized attention from our extraordinary team. Our team includes three full-time shoulder surgeons, physicians, radiologists, anesthesiologists, and physical therapists; all working together to determine the best possible individualized treatment for each patient. Thanks to the leading-edge procedures used, many of Dr. Johnson’s patients are able to take advantage of non-invasive management for their individual conditions.
One of Dr. Keith R. Johnson’s specialties is rotator cuff repairs. If your rotator cuff is torn or injured, you may require surgery to repair it and restore functionality. Dr. Johnson’s surgical techniques for this include arthroscopy, open surgery, or a combination of both. The goal of rotator cuff repair surgery is to help restore the function and flexibility of the shoulder and to relieve pain that cannot be controlled by other treatments.