Woodworth Orthopedics and Sports Medicine specializes in minimally invasive orthopedic procedures. We have been trained in the most modern and effective treatments for the shoulder, hip and knee which allow us to often delay or eliminate the need for more extensive treatments. The result is less recovery and more freedom to discover life at it’s best. But what really sets us apart from other orthopedists is Dr. Richard Woodworth’s commitment and compassion to all his patients. This Henderson orthopedist gives each patient the time you deserve to get a thorough exam and discuss your concerns and desires. Your treatment plan will be what is best for you and your needs. We pride ourselves on providing Personalized Care.
Dr. Richard Woodworth, your Henderson orthopedist, is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports related injuries and joint reconstruction. He excels in the latest techniques and procedures of orthopedic care. With a passion for minimally invasive procedures, his practice focuses on arthroscopy and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and ankle. Dr. Woodworth attended Utah State University where he received a Bachelors of Science with Magna Cum Laude honors. He then went on to receive his Medical Doctorate at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. With a particular interest in musculoskeletal injury and disease, he then attended the University of Rochester Medical Center where he completed a residency in orthopedic surgery. After his residency, he remained at the University of Rochester where he completed an accredited fellowship in arthroscopy and sports medicine. During his training, Dr. Woodworth has received numerous academic honors. He has also been involved in orthopedic research, which has resulted in book chapter and scientific article publications.
Arthroscopy is a procedure that this Henderson orthopedist uses to inspect, diagnose, and repair problems inside a joint. During your procedure, Dr. Woodworth inserts a small camera, called an arthroscope, into your joint. The camera displays pictures on a television screen, and Dr. Woodworth uses these images to guide miniature surgical instruments. Because the arthroscope and surgical instruments are thin, your surgeon can use very small incisions. This results in less pain for patients, and shortens the time it takes to recover and return to favorite activities. Arthroscopy with Dr. Woodworth makes diagnosis, treatment, and recovery from surgery easier and faster than was once thought possible. If you think you may be a candidate for minimally invasive arthroscopy, or if you have pain that you would like diagnosed, call Dr. Woodworth today.