At the orthopaedic office of JOHN S. ROGERSON M.D., S.C. we provide state-of-the-art, comprehensive orthopedic care of the hip, shoulder and knee (click on icons to the right to learn more). This care encompasses all of the non-operative treatment modalities (such as exercise, nutritional supplementation and physical therapy), minimally invasive arthroscopic outpatient surgery, and major joint resurfacing/replacement procedures.
In addition to our clinical and surgical expertise, you’ll appreciate how we treat you as a person – not as a chart, a diagnosis, an enrollee or a market share. We care for each patient as if he or she is a family member. First of all, we listen. Then, after a thorough exam and appropriate diagnostic studies, we make a diagnosis. We explain all of the different treatment options and make knowledgeable recommendations for your particular case. We attempt non-operative treatment modalities first and proceed with operative intervention only after all of the conservative options have been exhausted.
With our team approach, we are especially proud of our thorough patient education before, during and after surgery – accomplished with detailed written material, personal discussion and often a video/picture review of your arthroscopic procedure, if desired.
Dr. Rogerson’s focus is on returning each patient to his or her previous normal activity level, whether that be in a sporting activity, work situation or just activities of daily living. He employs the latest surgical advances, often accompanied with earlier and more aggressive rehabilitation programs. This makes it possible for each patient to return to his or her fullest potential, faster. Dr. Rogerson has been active in arthroscopic surgery for over 25 years, having trained with Dr. Bill Clancy at the University of Wisconsin. These procedures, accomplished through small puncture incisions, are less painful because less tissue is disturbed during the surgery. They are akin to building a ship inside a bottle using video game-like equipment.
Dr. Rogerson was one of the region’s earliest orthopedists to perform these arthroscopic techniques in the shoulder, hip, and knee joints. He is presently at the forefront of arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and impingement and instability surgery in the shoulder. Dr. Rogerson further concentrates on hip labral and impingement surgery and general knee arthroscopy.
When a patient’s joint is severely destroyed by trauma or arthritis, Dr. Rogerson moves into replacement or resurfacing surgery. Dr. Rogerson’s most recent passion is performing metal on metal Birmingham hip resurfacing. With this surgery, the team education and treatment approach is especially helpful. Patients are sent to physical therapy to learn their exercises and precautions well before their surgery, thus allowing them to be confident and relaxed when surgery approaches. Careful follow-up after surgery is the standard for all of our patients.