Dr. Brett Casey has 20 years of experience in orthopedic surgery. His primary focus is on joint replacement surgery and sports injuries.
Dr. Casey has a special interest in the progression of medicine and always seeks to apply the latest advancements in orthopedic surgery to his practice if he feels his patients will benefit. His goal is to help alleviate pain caused by arthritis and sports injuries and help patients safely return to their normal activities.
Dr. Casey’s practice, Gulf Coast Orthopedics, also offers convenient onsite services like physical therapy. The practice also has a nearby surgical center, which may be utilized for outpatient procedures.
ACL and meniscus tears are common knee injuries among athletes. In some cases, both injuries occur at the same time. Dr. Casey typically uses a minimally invasive technique called arthroscopy for both ACL and meniscus surgery, as it leads to less pain and scarring after surgery. If needed, ACL and meniscus surgery can be done at the same time.
Hip replacement surgery may be an option for patients with arthritis pain in the hip that has not improved with conservative treatments. Though there are a few accepted approaches for hip replacement surgery, Dr. Casey prefers the anterior approach because the recovery is much easier on patients. Anterior hip replacements also decrease the risk of dislocation and developing a limp after surgery.
Rotator cuff tears are common in patients whose job or sport requires repetitive shoulder motions. Rotator cuff tears can occur due to a sudden injury or degeneration of the rotator cuff over time. Rotator cuff repair surgery is typically recommended right away for sudden tears, and may be recommended for degenerative tears if conservative treatments do not improve symptoms. Dr. Casey uses arthroscopy for rotator cuff repairs to help reduce pain during recovery.
Total knee replacement may be recommended if knee pain interferes with everyday life and nonsurgical treatments have not provided sufficient relief. Dr. Casey uses a minimally invasive approach for total knee replacement whenever possible. Minimally invasive total knee replacement can be done through a much smaller incision than traditional knee replacement surgery, which often reduces pain after surgery.