At Orthopedic Specialty Clinic, we offer a full range of orthopedic treatment options, including joint replacement, sports medicine, spine surgery, and hand surgery. Our physicians are fellowship trained and highly-specialized in each of their treatment areas to provide our patients with high-quality care for all orthopedic conditions and injuries. All of our surgeons are board certified or board-eligible.
We are dedicated to providing the best care possible, and are proud to have served Fredericksburg and the surrounding communities for over 20 years. To learn more about our surgeons’ specialties, please browse the topics below.
Hand and Wrist
Dr. Raymund Chung, specializing in hand and microvascular surgery, is trained to diagnose and treat all problems associated with the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow.
One area he specializes in is the treatment of Carpal Tunnel syndrome. His patients are seen for carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, wrist pain, sports injuries of the hand and wrist, fractures of the hnd, wrist, and forearm, and trigger finger. Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause numbness, tingling, and/or pain in the thumb and long fingers, which may make it difficult to perform certain tasks. Early treatment of carpal tunnel is key to avoiding permanent nerve damage, and initial treatment is nonsurgical. Dr. Raymond Chung, our carpal tunnel specialist, is trained in hand and microvascular surgery and has over 20 years of experience. He develops treatment plans based on the severity and duration of carpal tunnel symptoms, and only recommends surgery when he feels it is necessary to improve hand function and avoid permanent damage.
Conditions like arthritis can cause significant hip pain and disability. Though nonsurgical treatments are available, arthritis may progress over time, and these conservative treatments may no longer be effective. In these cases, hip replacement surgery may be considered. Our hip replacement specialists, Dr. Eli Xhaferi and Dr. Kurt Larson, are fellowship trained in total joint replacement. In addition Dr. Timothy Neary also has extensive training in hip total replacement. They have over 45 years of combined experience with hip replacements, including the anterior approach to hip replacement.
If nonsurgical treatments do not provide sufficient relief from knee arthritis and pain and stiffness are affecting your mobility, knee replacement surgery may be an option. Our knee replacement specialists, Dr. Kurt Larson and Dr. Eli Xhaferi, are fellowship trained in total knee replacement. In addition, Dr. Krushinski and Dr. Neary have extensive training in knee replacement surgery offering over 50 years of combined knee replacement.
Shoulder replacement surgery can be a great option for patients with shoulder arthritis that have not seen improvement of symptoms with nonsurgical treatment. The goal of shoulder replacement surgery is to relieve pain and improve shoulder function. Our shoulder replacement specialists, Dr. Erik Krushinski and Dr. Eli Xhaferi, are trained in procedures like reverse total shoulder replacement and hemiarthroplasty, in addition to traditional total shoulder replacement, to provide solutions that best fits each patient’s needs.
Spinal fusion may be recommended to treat a number of spine conditions and deformities, including degenerative disc disease, stenosis, herniated discs, fractures, and scoliosis. Our spine specialist, Dr. Raymond Kirchmier, recommends nonsurgical or less invasive treatments for these conditions whenever possible. He only recommends spinal fusion if he feels it is the best option for the patient. When surgery is needed, he tailors the procedure to the patient’s needs, based on the type and location of the problem.
Sports Medicine / Arthroscopy
Sports medicine encompasses treatment of injuries that are often sports-related, like sprains, strains, fractures, tendonitis, and cartilage injuries. However, you do not need to be a serious athlete to see a sports medicine specialist for an injury. Our sports medicine specialists, Dr. Timothy Neary, Dr. Erik Krushinski, and Dr. Kurt Larson see patients that range from local high school and college athletes to weekend warriors and patients that simply lead more active lifestyles. The goal of sports medicine is to rehab your injury and get you back to your favorite activities as safely as possible.