Dr. Craig Greene is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon in Baton Rouge specializing in hip and knee replacements and sports medicine. His goal is to relieve pain and improve mobility and function for patients with orthopaedic conditions so that they can get back to the activities they love.
Each patient is unique, so Dr. Greene’s goal is to get to know you as a partner in your care. Open communication, personal attention, and shared decision-making provide the foundation for our relationship. Dr. Greene and his staff begin with a comprehensive physical examination using the most advanced imaging technology available. That enables us to provide you with an accurate diagnosis. Dr. Greene will then develop an individualized treatment plan to relieve your discomfort and restore function while minimizing any possible risks.
Learn more about Dr. Greene’s specialties and treatment areas in the topics below.
Anterior Hip Replacement
Total hip replacement has seen advancements in recent years that may provide better postoperative results. Anterior hip replacement is one of these advances. With anterior hip replacement, Dr. Greene makes an incision at the front of the hip, rather than the back of the hip, which allows him to complete the procedure with smaller incisions and without having to detach any muscles or tendons. Potential benefits include less pain in recovery, shorter recovery times, and less noticeable scarring.
Knee replacement may be an option for patients with severe knee arthritis that limits everyday activities. Knee replacement surgery involves removing the damaged portions of the knee and replacing them with implants designed to mimic normal knee function. Whenever possible, Dr. Greene utilizes minimally invasive and tourniquet-less techniques for knee replacement to allow for less postoperative pain and a quicker recovery.
Sports medicine refers to both surgical and nonsurgical treatment of orthopedic injuries. Though “sports” injuries like sprains, strains, and ligament or tendon tears are commonly sustained by athletes, they can also occur in non-athletes during exercise or accidents. Sports medicine specialists like Dr. Greene are trained to help patients recover quickly from injuries so that they can get back to activity, whether that involves sports or not.
Orthopaedic Surgery FAQ
Read Dr. Greene’s answers to common patient questions about Orthopaedic Surgery.
Arthritis is one of the leading causes of joint pain. Learn more about common types of arthritis and why advanced arthritis may lead to joint replacement.