Dr. Walker is extensively trained in minimally invasive techniques to treat shoulder & elbow conditions. As a patient of Dr. Walker, you will receive the full care and attention of the staff; after all, caring for our patients is the reason we are practicing medicine in the first place!
A bone fracture is a medical condition in which a bone is cracked or broken. It is a break in the continuity of the bone. While many fractures are the result of high force impact or stress, bone fracture can also occur because of certain medical conditions that weaken the bones, such as osteoporosis.
Sports Medicine, also known as sports and exercise medicine (SEM), is a branch of medicine that deals with the treatment and prevention of sports and exercise-related injuries and improving fitness and performance.
Arthroscopic surgery, also known as arthroscopy, is a surgical procedure to visualize, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint using a specialized instrument known as an arthroscope.
Joint replacement is a surgical procedure that replaces the damaged cartilage and bone surfaces with artificial components called implants to relieve pain and improve functional ability in the joint. It can be performed through a traditional open approach or a minimally invasive approach.
Dr. Walker is one of the only fellowship-trained shoulder and elbow surgeons in the Richmond area and specializes in all aspects of shoulder and elbow care. Whether you are an overhead or throwing athlete with shoulder or elbow pain from a sports injury, or you have suffered with chronic pain for years.
Dr. Walker has been awarded the Top Doctor Award (for Sports Medicine) consistently for the 4th year by the Richmond Magazine.
Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure during which the internal structures of a joint are examined for the diagnosis and treatment of problems inside the joint. During an arthroscopic examination, a small incision is made on the patient’s skin through which pencil-sized instruments.
As a patient you have the right to feel completely comfortable and confident in the recommendations you receive regarding the treatment of your shoulder condition. If you have seen an orthopedic specialist who recommends surgery for your shoulder condition, you also have the right to seek a second opinion. Dr. Walker is happy to provide this for you. Richmond.