As a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and fellow in the academy of orthopedic surgeons, I have been fortunate to help my patients for over 35 years. It is my belief that we were designed by our Creator to have a marvelous and intricate musculoskeletal system that can function and even restore itself with proper self care and, when necessary, with the help of orthopedic treatment. I believe it is my job to help guide you through that process to maximize the restorative powers that He has given us. This is my primary goal.
One of the most rewarding parts of orthopedic surgery is the ability to identify and define precisely what is causing the pain or symptoms of each patient as a problem well defined is already three-quarters solved. In most cases, this can be accomplished in the short time of an office visit and an x-ray, however, further sophisticated testing such as MRI and CT scans may be necessary to confirm the diagnosis or give guidance for possible surgery.
I have been working in Orthopedic Surgery for over 35 years. While the majority of patients problems can be treated nonoperatively, when necessary, orthopedic surgery often can literally fix and restore the problem you may have. It is a blessing for me to see the remarkable improvement that orthopedic procedures can provide for my patients. My specialty interest is helping people with back pain, spinal problems, most often with nonoperative treatment.
Some of the common procedures I perform are:
Total knee replacement
Total hip replacement
Total shoulder replacement
Knee arthroscopy for torn meniscus cartilage and arthritis
Open rotator cuff repair
Open and closed treatment of fractures of any bone, especially hip
Arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACL).
Minimally invasive spine surgery for relief of spinal stenosis and pinched nerves
Management and Treatment of osteoporosis with proper supplements and prescription medicines
Kyphoplasty: minimally invasive cure for painful vertebral compression fractures
Pediatric orthopedics including congenital hip dislocation, clubfoot, slipped epiphysis and fractures
Conservative and Operative treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Accurate diagnosis and nonoperative treatment of any musculoskeletal problem
Dr. Paul C. Lewis is a native of Michigan. He graduated from the University of Michigan, and received his medical degree from Michigan State University. He completed his residency at Garden City Hospital in general orthopedics. Following residency, Dr. Lewis completed an additional year of fellowship training, specializing in sports medicine at the Florida Orthopedic Institute, in Tampa Florida.
Board Certified in 2001, Dr. Lewis is an Associate clinical professor at Michigan State University, and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is also a member of the Michigan State Medical Society.
Dr. Lewis treats patients with a wide variety of orthopedic complaints, and specializes in the arthroscopic management of the shoulder, elbow and knee. In addition, he performs joint replacement surgery of the knee and shoulder. As a former team physician for the Detroit Rockers National Indoor Soccer League, and current team physician for The High School State Football Champions, Lake Orion Dragons, Dr Lewis is skilled in treating many sports related injuries. Additionally, occupational injuries, overuse injuries, and so-called “weekend warrior” injuries, are commonly seen and treated in his practice.
At Oakland Orthopedic Partners, you will be welcomed by our friendly administrative staff who are available to answer your questions regarding: scheduling appointments, patient billing, managed care specialists, and any other matters you wish to discuss.
From there, our highly trained orthopedic medical assistants and physical therapists will provide you with the highest quality of care.