Orthopedics

Stacey D. McClure, MD, PLLC

Sports Medicine Physician & Orthopedic Surgeon located in Phoenix, AZ

When you’re dealing with fractures, you need an orthopedics expert to help you recover quickly and without complications. Stacey D. McClure, MD, PLLC, an orthopedic sports medicine specialist in Phoenix, offers the best in orthopedic care. Whether you need minimally invasive surgery or some other type of repair, Dr. McClure is ready to help. Book now by phone or through the online tool.

Orthopedics Q & A

What is orthopedics?

Orthopedics focuses on diagnosis and treatment for a variety of conditions and disorders involving the musculoskeletal system, including:

  • Muscles
  • Bones
  • Joints
  • Tendons
  • Ligaments
  • Nerve tissue

Dr. McClure is a fellowship-trained orthopedic specialist. He treats sports injuries as well as age-related damage and other orthopedic problems.

What should I do first after an injury?

When you're injured, call the office to make an appointment with Dr. McClure as soon as possible. Delaying evaluation and treatment can worsen your damage, making the pain and other symptoms considerably worse.

In the time before your appointment, you can ice the painful area to reduce swelling and inflammation. This, in turn, can make the pain more manageable. You can also use over-the-counter pain relievers for temporary relief. Don't try to test your limits while you're hurting. Rest your injury until you see Dr. McClure.

How are orthopedic injuries diagnosed?

Diagnosis starts with an exam, along with a discussion about your pain and other symptoms. Patients dealing with orthopedic injuries often experience range-of-motion and quality of life issues in addition to pain.

Dr. McClure may form a diagnosis after an exam alone, but for many orthopedic injuries, X-ray or MRI imaging is also an important part of a diagnosis. In particularly complex orthopedic cases, Dr. McClure may perform a minimally invasive surgical procedure like arthroscopy for diagnosis.

For example, if you're having knee pain and the exact problem is uncertain, Dr. McClure can do an arthroscopy to get a detailed view of the interior of your knee. Arthroscopy is also a means of surgery, so if you need tendon repair, cartilage repair, ligament repair, or another type of surgical fix, this same minimally invasive procedure may be the answer.

How does orthopedic surgery work?

Orthopedic surgery varies widely based on your needs. Many orthopedic surgeries are minimally invasive, including arthroscopic ACL repair, manipulation under anesthesia, and arthroscopic labrum repair.

You can even be up and walking the same day with knee replacement surgery. Dr. McClure discusses the details of your particular orthopedic surgery procedure with you to help you prepare in the optimal way.

What happens during fracture surgery?

During fracture surgery, Dr. McClure sets your bone in the correct position. In some cases, he uses biocompatible metal pins and plates to keep your bone secure; he may remove these later or decide that they need to be permanent. Dr. McClure advises you regarding fracture care for your specific injury and needs.

Use the online scheduler or call the office of Stacey D. McClure, MD, PLLC, today for your orthopedic care appointment.