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Dax Varkey, MD, MPH Orthopedic Care and Sports Medicine
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Shoulder Stabilization

An injury or trauma to the shoulder may cause it to dislocate. An unstable shoulder may prevent normal function and potentially cause pain and long-term damage. As an orthopaedic surgeon with advanced fellowship training, Dr. Varkey can perform procedures to stabilize a shoulder joint. Dr. Varkey performs a number of shoulder stabilization surgeries, including: tightening up the joint capsule with a capsular shift, performing a Bankart repair to mend a torn labrum, or correcting bone loss with a Latarjet procedure.

Shoulder Replacement

As peope age, osteoarthritis can cause the cartilage covering the joint surfaces to wear out, resulting in pain and stiffness. A total shoulder replacement will be considered if other treatment options will not relieve the pain and disability. In shoulder replacement surgery, Dr. Varkey will remove the arthritic or damaged shoulder joint and replace it with an artificial joint, called a prosthesis. This relieves pain and improves mobility. Dr. Varkey also performs Reverse Total Shoulder Replacements to qualified patients.
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Arthroscopy:

Knee, Shoulder, Hip, Elbow

In an arthroscopic examination, Dr. Varkey makes small incisions in the patient's skin and then inserts instruments that magnify and illuminate the structures inside the joint. This lets Dr. Varkey see the cartilage and ligaments to assess the injury and then correct the problem, if necessary. Candidates for arthroscopy include patients with chronic inflammation, tendon or ligament injuries, impingement syndrome, persistent pain, catching, giving way, loss of confidence in the joint, and recurrent dislocations.

ACL Reconstruction &

Knee Reconstruction

After a tear to the anterior cruciate ligament, a patient can experience instability and decreased function of the knee. Dr. Varkey can expertly reconstruct the ligament with a surgical tissue graft. After recovery, this can help return patients to the knee stability and function they enjoyed prior to injury.

Dr. Varkey’s Specialties

This page contains information about the most common procedures for which Dr. Varkey sees orthopaedic patients. For more general information about Murphy Wainer Orthopedic Specialists, including appointments, insurance and directions, please visit the Murphy Wainer Web Site at www.murphywainer.com.
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Cartilage Restoration & Corrective

Osteotomies Near the Knee

Cartilage in the knee may be damaged by injury or because of developmental abnormalities. Dr. Varkey uses a systematic approach to determine if patients may benefit from cartilage repair, transplantation and/or corrections in alignment to preserve function and improve pain. See more information here.
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Sports Injuries

Sports medicine is the field concerned with physical fitness and the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of injuries sustained in sports or exercise-related activities. This includes, but is not limited to, sprains, strains and other soft tissue injuries, stress fractures, knee and ankle injuries, shoulder impingement, tennis or “Little Leaguer’s” elbow.
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orthopedic surgeon in Greensboro NC | shoulder surgery | knee surgery | hip surgery | arthroscopic surgery | outpatient joint replacement | joint stabilization | sports injuries
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Orthopedic Care for: bone fractures joint injuries joint sprains torn ligaments rheumatoid arthritis muscle strains acute back pain neck pain sports injuries musculoskelatal trauma
Specializing in: orthopedic surgery total knee replacement patellar instability surgery outpatient joint replacement total shoulder replacement Tommy John surgery ACL reconstruction arthroscopy rotator cuff surgery meniscus repair
Convenient Locations in: Randolph County, Guilford County, Forsyth County, Davidson County, and areas of Rockingham County and Alamance County, Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem, Kernersville, Summerfield, Oak Ridge, Stokesdale, Colfax, Pleasant Garden, Reidsville, Browns Summit, Gibsonville, Whitsett, McLeansville,Julian, Jamestown and surrounding areas
Dr. Dax Varkey Murphy Wainer Orthopedic Specialists 1130 North Church Street Greensboro, NC 27401 Phone: 336.375.2300 Fax: 336.375.2314 mwo @ sosbonedocs.com
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Dax Varkey, MD, MPH Orthopedic Care & Sports Medicince
Image of a baseball pitcher throwing to a batter - used to illustrate Dr. Varkey's shoulder stabilization surgery specialty

Shoulder Stabilization

An injury or trauma to the shoulder may cause it to dislocate. An unstable shoulder may prevent normal function and potentially cause pain and long-term damage. As an orthopaedic surgeon with advanced fellowship training, Dr. Varkey can perform procedures to stabilize a shoulder joint. Dr. Varkey performs a number of shoulder stabilization surgeries, including: tightening up the joint capsule with a capsular shift, performing a Bankart repair to mend a torn labrum, or correcting bone loss with a Latarjet procedure.

Shoulder Replacement

As peope age, osteoarthritis can cause the cartilage covering the joint surfaces to wear out, resulting in pain and stiffness. A total shoulder replacement will be considered if other treatment options will not relieve the pain and disability. In shoulder replacement surgery, Dr. Varkey will remove the arthritic or damaged shoulder joint and replace it with an artificial joint, called a prosthesis. This relieves pain and improves mobility. Dr. Varkey also performs Reverse Total Shoulder Replacements to qualified patients.
Image of senior couple walking together - used to illustrate Dr. Varkey's specialty of performing shoulder replacement surgery

Arthroscopy:

Knee, Shoulder, Hip, Elbow

In an arthroscopic examination, Dr. Varkey makes small incisions in the patient's skin and then inserts instruments that magnify and illuminate the structures inside the joint. This lets Dr. Varkey see the cartilage and ligaments to assess the injury and then correct the problem, if necessary. Candidates for arthroscopy include patients with chronic inflammation, tendon or ligament injuries, impingement syndrome, persistent pain, catching, giving way, loss of confidence in the joint, and recurrent dislocations.

ACL Reconstruction &

Knee Reconstruction

After a tear to the anterior cruciate ligament, a patient can experience instability and decreased function of the knee. Dr. Varkey can expertly reconstruct the ligament with a surgical tissue graft. After recovery, this can help return patients to the knee stability and function they enjoyed prior to injury.

Dr. Varkey’s Specialties

This page contains information about the most common procedures for which Dr. Varkey sees orthopaedic patients. For more general information about Murphy Wainer Orthopedic Specialists, including appointments, insurance and directions, please visit the Murphy Wainer Web Site at www.murphywainer.com.
Image of mature athletic couple stretching - used to illustrate Dr. Varkey's specialty of knee, shoulder, hip and elbow arthroscopy Image of two female soccer players - used to show that Dr. Varkey performs ACL reconstruction

Cartilage Restoration &

Corrective Osteotomies

Near the Knee

Cartilage in the knee may be damaged by injury or because of developmental abnormalities. Dr. Varkey uses a systematic approach to determine if patients may benefit from cartilage repair, transplantation and/or corrections in alignment to preserve function and improve pain. See more information here.
Image of two joggers - one is injured and the other is helping her walk - showing that Dr. Varkey can help orthopedic trauma patients

Sports Injuries

Sports medicine is the field concerned with physical fitness and the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of injuries sustained in sports or exercise-related activities. This includes, but is not limited to, sprains, strains and other soft tissue injuries, stress fractures, knee and ankle injuries, shoulder impingement, tennis or “Little Leaguer’s” elbow.
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Serving Patients in: Randolph County, Guilford County, Forsyth County, Davidson County, and areas of Rockingham County and Alamance County, Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem, Kernersville, Summerfield, Oak Ridge, Stokesdale, Colfax, Pleasant Garden, Reidsville, Browns Summit, Gibsonville, Whitsett, McLeansville,Julian, Jamestown and surrounding areas
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1130 North Church Street Greensboro, NC 27401
© Copyright Murphy Wainer Orthopedic Specialists. All rights reserved. Web development by A Better Web, Inc. Privacy Notice | Notice of Non-Discrimination
Dax Varkey, MD, MPH Phone: 336.375.2300 Fax: 336.375.2314 mwo @ sosbonedocs.com
Murphy Wainer Orthopedic Specialists logo
Specializing in: orthopedic surgery total knee replacement total hip replacement total shoulder replacement minimally invasive surgery ACL reconstruction arthroscopy rotator cuff surgery non-surgical orthopedics spine & joint injections
Orthopedic Care for: bone fractures joint injuries joint sprains torn ligaments rheumatoid arthritis muscle strains acute back pain neck pain sports injuries musculoskelatal trauma