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Joint Pain Treatments From Orthopedic Specialists

Joint Replacement Surgery

Dr. Mark Yaffe is a leader in orthopedic care who is dedicated to helping his patients regain their mobility and reduce pain. His practice is focused on cutting-edge techniques that are minimally invasive or non-invasive, applied with the goal of getting the patient back to their lifestyle as quickly as possible.

Dr. Yaffe specializes in joint replacement surgery, offering innovative approaches that ensure optimal outcomes for each individual patient. He and his team are passionate about improving people's lives through better hand and wrist care options, giving them new opportunities to enjoy their daily activities without pain and discomfort.

If you’re ready to start down the path of recovery with the top orthopedic doctor Buffalo Grove, IL has to offer, Dr. Yaffe and his experienced staff are ready to help you make it happen. Schedule your first appointment with Dr. Yaffe today.


Shoulder replacement technique

Schaumburg’s Leader in Joint Replacement Surgery

Shoulder Replacement Surgery, Thumb Joint Replacement & More

While many orthopedic conditions can be treated using nonsurgical methods like injections and medicine for joint pain, joint replacement surgery is an effective treatment option for more severe conditions. Joint replacement surgery can restore lost mobility, reduce pain and improve the overall quality of life.

Dr. Mark Yaffe is a premier minimally-invasive orthopedic hand surgeon, offering cutting-edge solutions for joint replacement surgery. He is dedicated to helping patients regain their mobility and reduce pain, using the most advanced surgical techniques available.

He specializes in:

  • Hand & Wrist: Finger and thumb CMC joint replacement surgery for arthritis in hands, as well as a range of other upper extremity conditions
  • Elbow: Arthroplasty to restore functionality
  • Shoulder: Total shoulder replacement surgery and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty to ensure optimal outcomes.

Each surgery is tailored to meet the needs of every patient and designed to provide long-lasting relief from debilitating conditions so they can enjoy their daily lives without pain or discomfort. Dr. Yaffe's dedication to innovation helps make sure that his patients get the best care they deserve.

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes Dr. Yaffe’s thumb CMC joint replacement procedure special?

Dr. Yaffe utilizes a single incision to access the base of the thumb and does not cut any tendon tissue, which is different from standard techniques. He utilizes a postoperative removable splint for protection, rather than a cast. This approach is less invasive than standard techniques because it allows for a much smaller incision, which leads to faster recovery times with less scarring and pain.

Why are minimally-invasive joint replacement techniques beneficial?

The main benefit of minimally-invasive joint replacement techniques is that they cause less trauma to the surrounding tissue, resulting in smaller incisions, less postoperative pain, and quicker recovery times. Additionally, the decreased size of the incision also reduces the risk of infection and enhances cosmetic results.

Is upper extremity joint replacement surgery covered by insurance?

Yes, upper extremity joint replacement is generally covered by insurance. However, the exact insurance coverage may vary depending on the individual policy and the specific procedure being performed. It is important to contact your insurance provider for more information about coverage and eligibility.

How can I get started with the best orthopedic surgeon near me?

At Dr. Yaffe’s practice, we want it to be as easy as possible to get started on your road to recovery. Just use our simple online appointment request tool.

Your Joint Replacement Surgeon in Greater Chicago

Expert Orthopedic Care from Mark A. Yaffe, M.D.