Advanced Joint Replacement Options in the Birmingham, Alabama Area
Precision matters in total joint replacement: balance, leg length, and the ability to benefit from muscle and ligament sparing techniques all impact long-term function.
It’s important to know that your surgical team has the training and experience needed to do minimally invasive procedures, and utilize advanced robotics and 3D computer software to achieve greater precision and balance.
Dr. Scott Appell is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon dedicated to learning and providing the most up-to-date procedures and pain management protocols to consistently achieve the best possible outcomes.
His areas of expertise include minimally invasive anterior hip replacement, robotic total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and total shoulder replacement. He and his team achieve consistently excellent results with predominantly outpatient joint replacement, which allows most patients to return home the same day, fully prepared to manage their recovery with the team’s support.
His Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) approach, which avoids narcotics during surgery and addresses pain management with minimal to no opiates, enables patients to recover quickly, be active immediately, and resume independence as soon as possible.
Scott Appell, MD
As soon as your walking gets back to normal, your life can get back to normal. With a minimally invasive anterior hip replacement ─ done through a small incision at the front of the hip ─ you can reclaim your active lifestyle quickly with minimal pain and discomfort. Dr. Appell has done more anterior hip replacements than any surgeon in Alabama.
We need balance in our life. We need balance in our knees. Robotic total knee replacement technology, featuring real-time 3D computer imaging, guides surgeons with precision accuracy to make sure the knee joint is aligned perfectly for the best possible long-term function.
If the arthritis in your knee is confined to one area, and your ligaments are intact, a partial knee replacement is a good option that feels more natural and lasts as long as a total knee replacement. Dr. Scott Appell is one of the first orthopedic surgeons in Alabama to use the Oxford system, which is the most well studied partial knee replacement in the world.
Predictability reduces anxiety. Dr. Scott Appell and his team have had so much success with outpatient joint replacement that 90% of their surgeries are now outpatient, done at a hospital or ambulatory surgery center. He is dedicated to educating patients, step by step, and preparing them thoroughly for outpatient joint replacement surgery with at-home recovery.