Dr. Tyler Welch was accepted into the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy, and Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine will be introducing the hip arthroscopy procedure at York Hospital with a state-of-the-art operating table called the Guardian.
The Pivot Guardian System is a device produced by one of the nation’s lead medical suppliers, Stryker. The Guardian is specifically designed to mitigate complications, as it limits the amount of force applied to a patient’s hip during surgery. The Guardian also enables the surgeon to obtain better visualization of the hip during surgery compared to other operating tables.
The system’s boots enhance patient comfort and safety during surgery, and the surgeon can make precise range of motion adjustments during hip surgery with the Guardian.
The demand for hip arthroscopy is increasing every year, and surgeons in the US are projected to perform 271,000 hip arthroscopy procedures by the year 2021. This will be a compounded annual growth rate of 18.5%, compared to a 3.9% projected growth in shoulder arthroscopy and 1.6% projected growth in knee arthroscopy by the same year.
Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is a leading practice on the Seacoast for orthopaedics and sports medicine. They have offices in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and York, Maine and physicians have full medical staff privileges at both Portsmouth Regional Hospital and York Hospital.
Portsmouth, NH – Dr. Tyler Welch, a physician at Atlantic Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, recently published an article in the Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics. It is titled The Effect of a Dynamic PCL Brace on Patellofemoral Compartment Pressures in PCL-and PCL/PLC-Deficient Knees.
The study examines the PCL, or posterior cruciate ligament, located in the back of the knee. One of four major ligaments of the knee, it connects the femur (thighbone) to the tibia (shinbone). In a controlled laboratory study, Dr. Welch and five colleagues explored a deficiency of the PCL leading to arthritis in the patellofemoral knee joint, and evaluated the hypothesis that dynamic bracing reduces pressure in the knee joint in PCL-deficient knees. Coauthors of the study were Thomas Keller, Ruben Maldonado, Melodie Metzger, Karen Mohr and Ronald Kvitne.
The Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics is an international journal that aims to bridge the gap between orthopaedic basic science and clinical medicine, and publishes works that examine the field of experimental orthopaedics. Each published article goes through peer review and is upheld to the high quality standards of the Journal.
Dr. Welch is a physician at Atlantic Orthopaedics who specializes in cartilage restoration, sports medicine, joint replacement, and arthroscopic surgery of the hip, knee and shoulder. He is the lead doctor of the clinic’s Cartilage Center, a place for patients experiencing joint pain and early arthritis. Dr. Welch is affiliated with the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America.
Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is a group of Board-Certified physicians who utilize the latest concepts in orthopaedics and sports medicine, coupled with preventive and surgical techniques. For more information, visit www.atlanticorthopaedics.org.
Dr. Tyler Welch of Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is scheduled to present a lecture on Thursday, January 19th titled Recent Advances in the Treatment of Cartilage Injuries and Early Arthritis: The Future is Here. Open to the general public, the lecture will take place from 6:30-8PM at the Portsmouth Regional Hospital – Hospital Classroom, located on Borthwick Avenue.
Topics of discussion will include: the role of cartilage in joint function, common symptoms in patients with cartilage injuries, the history of cartilage surgery, and the ways in which treatment options have evolved over the last ten to fifteen years in orthopedic medicine. Dr. Welch will also share various cartilage treatment techniques that he currently practices at the Cartilage Center at Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, as well as how location, size, and extent of a cartilage injury’s damage can dictate the appropriate treatment options for a patient.
Dr. Welch is a Board-Certified physician at Atlantic Orthopaedics who specializes in cartilage restoration, sports medicine, joint replacement, and arthroscopic surgery of the hip, knee and shoulder. He is the lead doctor of the clinic’s new Cartilage Center, a place for patients experiencing joint pain and early arthritis. Using cutting-edge treatments in cartilage restoration, Dr. Welch and his team are able to help patients resolve hip, elbow, knee, shoulder and other joint pain, while avoiding more costly and invasive replacement procedures down the road.
His lecture at Portsmouth Regional Hospital is free and open to the general public. To register, please visit portsmouthregionalhospital.com and find the event under “Classes and Events”.
Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine of Portsmouth is pleased to welcome its newest surgeon and health care provider, Dr. Tyler Paton Welch.
Dr. Welch specializes in a wide range of orthopaedic disciplines, including cartilage restoration, arthroscopic surgery of the hip, knee, shoulder and elbow, and joint replacement. By introducing hip arthroscopy to the Seacoast and utilizing the latest techniques in ligament and tendon repair of the knee and shoulder, Dr. Welch brings a unique skill set to Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.
Dr. Welch received his BA from Colgate University in New York and his MD from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Boston University and sports fellowship at Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, where he was the assistant team physician for the LA Lakers, LA Dodgers, LA Kings, and USC football. His work has been published in multiple journals, including the Journal of Orthopaedic Research. Dr. Welch has also received several grants, including a research grant from the Orthopedic Research & Education Foundation (OREF) and was awarded a Resident Research Award in Orthopaedic Surgery in 2013.
Outside of the office, Dr. Welch enjoys skiing, golf, traveling, and all that the seacoast has to offer.