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Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Manish Patel opened an Emporia office April 15.

Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center (SVRMC) is pleased to announce that Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Manish Patel is will be seeing patients at his recently opened Six Doctors Dr. office in Emporia. Call (757) 562-7301 to make an appointment.

Patel says, “There’s a significant need for orthopedic care in Emporia. By coming to Emporia this will provide local access for those who cannot travel long distances for their treatment.”

Most recently Patel has gained notoriety for a muscle sparring total knee replacement procedure he has dubbed “The Jiffy Knee.” This procedure may mean less pain and a faster recovery for patients.

During traditional knee replacement procedures, muscles are cut to replace the knee. Patel does not cut the muscle during his procedures. Instead he is able to move the tendon and muscle to the side and replace the knee joint. By not cutting muscle or tendon, patients have experienced less pain and shorter recovery times. This also means that Dr. Patel is able to help patients manage pain without the prescribing opioids.

“The most rewarding thing about what I do is being able to provide pain relief and mobility to patients,” says Patel.

Board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Patel specializes in diagnosis and treatment of shoulder, elbow and knee disorders along with emphasis on sports medicine and arthroscopy of these joints. He also treats various hand, foot and ankle conditions along with traumatic injuries. He offers the latest in non-invasive medical and rehabilitative techniques as well as solutions such as joint fluid therapy and arthroscopic surgery.

His philosophy of medicine is that he treats every patient as a person and treats them how he would want his family member to be treated if seen by another orthopedic surgeon.

Patel has advanced fellowship training in sports medicine and arthroscopy principles which he uses for patients of all ages whether or not they play sports. He works closely with parents, trainers and coaches to provide safe and rewarding experiences for athletes. He also focuses on preventive measures for injuries related to sports.

He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pa. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Temple University Hospital, in Philadelphia, Pa., and his arthroscopy and sports medicine fellowship at Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, in Jackson, Miss. He is a member of the American Medical Association, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Association of North America.

SVRMC offers a wide range of orthopedic care to treat patients in and around Emporia. This includes joint replacements, sports medicine, arthritis care and advanced rehabilitation services. From diagnosing your pain or injury to providing treatment, therapy and surgery, SVRMC’s team is here for you.

To make an appointment with Patel call (757) 562-7301.