Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Rogalsky received his medical education at the University of Manitoba in Canada. He served a five-year residency in orthopedic surgery at The Health Sciences Center in Winnipeg.
Dr. Rogalsky has extensive experience in sports medicine, knee and hip reconstructive surgery, spinal surgery and pediatric orthopedic problems.
When it comes to advances in medical science, Orthopedic Surgery takes center stage. The technological advances of arthroscopic and microscopic surgical procedures make it possible to reconstruct and rehabilitate patients with increasing success that was undreamed of years ago.
Orthopedics is the medical specialty that deals with diseases or injury involving muscles, bones and joints. Treatment of problems of the skeleton and muscles ranges from splints and cases to surgery.
A few of the common problems patients bring to orthopedic surgeons are injuries such as broken bones, torn ligaments and strained muscles. Treatment for such injuries might include the use of a cast or, occasionally, surgery to repair the damage.
Joint problems caused by degeneration or arthritis can often be relieved by total knee or hip joint replacement. Sports injuries like a torn cartilage, or ligament injuries around the knee are usually successfully managed using arthroscopic surgical techniques. Foot problems, also, can be very disabling, and a combination of shoe modification and/or surgery can offer considerable benefits.
However, surgery only sets the stage for a good outcome. Rehabilitation and physical therapy are often necessary to obtain maximum benefit and recovery from an injury or surgical procedure.
An informed patient is a more satisfied patient
Your orthopedic surgeon must first understand you and how your condition affects your life in terms of work, family and recreation. Only then can he provide you with the best options of treatment to achieve the maximum result. The more informed you are, the better able you will be to participate in your progress, so we encourage your questions.
We’re here when you need us
We always try to schedule appointments that are convenient for you. Our office hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. We will be glad to schedule a late-afternoon or early-morning appointment at your request. If you are unable to keep a scheduled appointment, please notify us 24 hours in advance. This allows us to adjust our schedules as well as reschedule your appointment. If you are late for your schedule appointment, we will try to accommodate you, but it may be necessary to reschedule.
If you have an urgent problem during normal office hours, call us and we will usually be able to work you in to the days schedule. For urgent problems during evenings, weekends, or holidays, phone the office at (618) 463-8555 or the Medical Exchange at (800) 398-8820. Your message will be relayed to us.