Dr. R. Jeff Grondel has years of experience as a leading orthopedist. Orthopedics is a specialized branch of medicine that corrects deformities and functional impairments of the musculoskeletal system. The time to see this specialist is when there are spinal, skeletal, muscular, or ligament injuries that require treatment. He will take the time to dispel your fears, allay your concerns, and impart confidence that you are making the best health care decision for your orthopedic condition. He is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and has completed double Fellowship training in both sports medicine and the shoulder joint. Dr. Grondel continues to pioneer arthroscopic surgical techniques in all major joints and has instructed orthopedic surgeons in these techniques and in the treatment of sports related injuries. He carefully guides you through the recovery process to help you back to full activity and enjoyment. In addition, he views surgery as the last resort, not the first. At his Green Valley orthopedic office, he employs the least invasive way to repair your orthopedic problem and helps you return to your active life again.
Dr. Grondel is an expert at joint replacement. Knee replacement or knee arthroplasty refers to a surgical procedure during which the damaged components of the knee joint are removed and then replaced with artificial components. The procedure can be beneficial for individuals who have had knees debilitated by degenerative joint disease, other forms of arthritis, deformity, infection, or as result of trauma. Knee replacement at this Green Valley orthopedic office may be recommended in situations where conservative non-surgical therapy or other procedures have not provided relief from pain, stiffness, and loss of function. Knee replacement is a very common and effective joint replacement surgery that is typically performed after less invasive treatment options have failed. The most frequent reason for the procedure is severe osteoarthritis of the knees. The goal of a knee replacement is to alleviate symptoms and to restore normal function to the knee.
Hip replacement is another one of our often performed procedures. Hip replacement, also known as total hip arthroplasty, refers to a surgical procedure during which the damaged bone and cartilage in the hip joint is removed and replaced with new artificial components. A hip replacement procedure may be considered when chronic hip pain and disability have not responded to conservative treatment and interfere with normal daily activities. Reasons for hip replacement surgery can include injuries, fractures, bone tumors, rheumatoid or osteoarthritis, congenital hip dysplasia, and osteonecrosis. Hip replacement surgery is a commonly performed safe and effective procedure that can relieve hip pain and restore mobility. It is considered when severe hip pain and stiffness interfere with the ability to carry out everyday activities and when conservative methods such as medication, physical therapy, and walking supports have not alleviated the symptoms. To learn if any of our procedures is right for you, call our Green Valley orthopedic office for an appointment today.