Arthritis Intervention

Orthopedic Treatment of Arthritis including the Hip, Knee and Shoulder. Dr. Vizzi serves Lafayette and the surrounding areas for arthritis pain
and inflammation.

Arthritis is a term which refers to inflammation in the joint. The most common form of arthritis is wear and tear arthritis known as degenerative joint disease or osteoarthritis. There is also rheumatoid arthritis, which is an auto-immune disease that causes degeneration of the joints as well. Both of these are very common forms of arthritis, but can both cause light to severe pain in the joints.

Arthritis can be treated in different ways and usually starts with your primary care physician. When that treatment no longer is effective, an Orthopedic surgeon may help improve the symptoms with other forms of treatment. The most common joints involved and the most common treatments include:

Knee Arthritis Cortisone Injection Nonsurgical Arthritis Treatment
Hip Arthritis Exercise Treatment Rooster Comb Injection
Shoulder Arthritis Injection Treatment Viscosupplement Injection

Dr. Peter D Vizzi has advanced training in the Orthopedic treatment of Arthritis. He is board certified in Orthopedic surgery and sports medicine with specialized treatment in the care of joints with arthritic degeneration. He will use conservative non-operative treatment when appropriate and discuss surgical options when needed. Our focus is to start with non-operative to conserve as much of your joints as possible, as it’s usually the safest and least invasive form of treatment. If surgery is required, then we will do our best to ensure that your surgery is quick, accurate, and completely treats the problem. Dr. Vizzi has performed knee, hip, shoulder, and other arthritis treatment surgeries for over 20 years.