What patients say about Dr. Farris MD...
She was quite thorough with her diagnosis. She gave me sufficient time and tried to explain well the situation. A good experience overall.
Dr. Farris took the time to address the possible recovery options available, thoroughly explaining recovery periods and what to expect.
She and her staff are very kind and professional. She explained in further detail the extent of the injury, because the hospital I originally went to was a bit careless. She worked her schedule around for the next morning to fit in the surgery which was urgently required. Glad to have found her!.
I felt comfortable and she was very professional and knowledgeable and her staff was great.
She is easy to talk to and her staff was very polite. They made sure I was comfortable and at ease.
Kristy was great! After thoroughly examining me she advised that I get an x-ray where I was able to walk across the street and get one within an hour. She then reviewed the film and advised a step by step process that would help with my injury. I appreciated the fact that she recommended several things that I could do starting with the least invasive approach. The consultation visit was very informative.
She is remarkable! Informative…knowledgable…professional… Kind…patient…gracious…great appt!
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[viewmedica openthis=”A_399eee61″ menuaccess=”false”] This condition, commonly called tennis elbow, is an inflammation of the tendons that connect the muscles of the forearm to the elbow. The pain is primarily felt at the lateral epicondyle, the bony bump on the outer side of the elbow.
[viewmedica openthis=”A_feb5d625″ menuaccess=”false”] Ligaments are fibrous, elastic bands of tissue that connect and stabilize the bones. An ankle sprain is a common, painful injury that occurs when one or more of the ankle ligaments is stretched beyond the normal range of motion. Sprains can occur as a result of sudden twisting, turning or rolling movements.
[viewmedica openthis=”A_ce7fed40″ menuaccess=”false”] This common condition, also known as stenosing tenosynovitis, is a narrowing of a portion of the tendon sheath in the finger or thumb that interferes with normal finger movement. This condition most commonly affects the ring finger, but can affect any digit. It is more common in middle-aged women, but anyone can be affected, even newborns.
[viewmedica openthis=”A_792cd515″ menuaccess=”false”] This procedure is performed to relieve pressure on the median nerve, alleviating the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome and restoring normal sensation to the hand and fingers. The procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis.
[viewmedica openthis=”A_07ba1203″ menuaccess=”false”] During this minimally-invasive procedure, the surgeon opens a narrowed tendon pulley at the base of a finger or thumb affected by trigger digit. Opening the pulley prevents the nodule from catching, allowing the the affected digit to flex and extend normally with no triggering or pain.
[viewmedica openthis=”A_2c75b317″ menuaccess=”false”] This common condition is a sensation of snapping or catching in the hip. Many people experience this sensation when performing certain movements of the leg. In most cases it is not harmful or painful.
[viewmedica openthis=”A_d4d77ac2″ menuaccess=”false”] The meniscus is comprised of two c-shaped wedges of cartilage that cushion and stabilize the knee joint. A torn meniscus can cause pain and limited mobility in the knee.
[viewmedica openthis=”A_84ce10e1″ menuaccess=”false”] Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative arthritis, is a gradual breakdown of cartilage in the joints. Cartilage is a tough, flexible connective tissue that protects the ends of bones in the joints. Osteoarthritis is common in the knees because the knees bear the weight of the body. Osteoarthritis of the knee can severely impact a person’s lifestyle.
[viewmedica openthis=”A_762857bc” menuaccess=”false”] The patella (kneecap) is held in place by the quadriceps and patellar tendons. Ligaments on either side also help stabilize the patella. Patellar tracking disorder is a painful condition caused by a problem with the bones, muscles or ligaments around the patella.
[viewmedica openthis=”A_7daac0f1″ menuaccess=”false”] This procedure replaces a damaged anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The ACL connects the front top of the tibia (the lower leg bone), to the rear bottom of the femur (the thigh bone).
[viewmedica openthis=”A_e7fe2920″ menuaccess=”false”] This arthroscopic procedure uses a small, metal, cap-like implant to cover damaged or missing articular cartilage in the knee joint. The articular cartilage covers the surfaces of the bones in the joint, allowing them to glide smoothly against each other. The procedure can typically be performed in about an hour.
[viewmedica openthis=”A_330d367b” menuaccess=”false”] Unlike total knee replacement surgery, this less invasive procedure replaces only the damaged or arthritic parts of the knee. The OXFORD® unicompartmental knee uses metal and plastic implants designed to potentially last longer and wear down less easily than traditional implants.
[viewmedica openthis=”A_d79efcf5″ menuaccess=”false”] This minimally-invasive outpatient procedure is designed to remove the damaged portion of the meniscus, a layer of cartilage on top of the tibia that cushions and stabilizes the knee joint. The procedure may be performed with local or regional anesthetic.
[viewmedica openthis=”A_02902276″ menuaccess=”false”] This surgical procedure removes portions of damaged cartilage on the femur in the knee joint that have been rubbing against the underside of the patella, causing pain and loss of mobility. This cartilage is then replaced with a specially-designed implant.
[viewmedica openthis=”A_78706f97″ menuaccess=”false”] This procedure restores function to a severely damaged knee. Most commonly, it is used to repair a knee that has been damaged by arthritis. During the procedure, the surgeon replaces the damaged portions of the knee with artificial parts. These parts consist of a metal femoral component, a metal tibial component and a plastic spacer. A small plastic patellar component may also be used.
[viewmedica openthis=”A_0bac3498″ menuaccess=”false”] This condition, also called AC joint arthrosis, is a degeneration of the joint at the top of the shoulder where the acromion meets the clavicle.
[viewmedica openthis=”A_0228e40f” menuaccess=”false”] This condition is an irritation or inflammation of the biceps tendon at the shoulder. The biceps tendon helps to stabilize the humerus and aids in activities that involve overhead motion such as tennis or throwing a ball.
[viewmedica openthis=”A_ecda7228″ menuaccess=”false”] This condition is a loss of motion or stiffness in the shoulder, usually accompanied by pain in the joint. Frozen shoulder is most common in people between the ages of 40 and 60, but can afflict anyone regardless of gender, arm preference or occupation.
[viewmedica openthis=”A_5d09a5e8″ menuaccess=”false”] This condition is a fracture of the head of the humerus – the “ball” of the shoulder’s ball-and-socket.
[viewmedica openthis=”A_3773e4e6″ menuaccess=”false”] This condition occurs when the tendons of the rotator cuff, along with the subacromial bursa, become compressed against a bony scapula protrusion called the acromion. As these tissues continually rub against bone, they become irritated and inflamed.
[viewmedica openthis=”A_a960d07e” menuaccess=”false”] This surgical procedure is used to inspect and reattach torn tendons in the shoulder’s rotator cuff. The initial part of the surgery is performed arthroscopically through small tubes. In some cases, open surgery may be needed to repair large tears.
[viewmedica openthis=”A_012eece4″ menuaccess=”false”] This procedure uses a small, metal, cap-like implant to cover damaged or missing articular cartilage in the shoulder joint. Articular cartilage covers the joint surfaces of bones, allowing them to glide smoothly against each other. In the shoulder, arthritis or an injury may result in loss or damage of the cartilage on the round humeral head, causing pain and limited motion. Resurfacing this damaged area can help relieve pain and improve motion.
[viewmedica openthis=”A_2f18ef89″ menuaccess=”false”] During this procedure, the surgeon replaces a damaged shoulder joint with artificial components that reverse the structure of the shoulder. This procedure is most often used for patients who have had a failed total shoulder replacement. It is also helpful for patients who have had a complete tear of the rotator cuff, especially those whose injuries have led to an arthritic condition called cuff tear arthropathy.
[viewmedica openthis=”A_0f57fc1c” menuaccess=”false”] This arthroscopic procedure is performed to repair a tear of the biceps tendon at the point where it connects to the labrum, a ring of cartilage that surrounds the shoulder socket. A tear at this point is called a SLAP (Superior Labrum Anterior-Posterior) tear. SLAP repair is performed under general and regional anesthesia, and patients usually leave the hospital the same day.
[viewmedica openthis=”A_fbf6ec46″ menuaccess=”false”] This surgery replaces the damaged or diseased head of the humerus (also called the ball) and cartilage from the shoulder joint with a metal and plastic joint.