Friday, February 3, 2023

South Florida’s Medical Experts 2022: Charlton Stucken, MD, FAAOS

Orthopaedic Surgery Associates 
1601 Clint Moore Road, Suite 125, Boca Raton 
561/734-5080 
ortho-surgeon.com

Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine 

Dr. Charlton Stucken is a double board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine surgery. Dr. Stucken trained with world-renowned surgeons in prestigious programs in Boston and Philadelphia and has provided care to high school, collegiate and professional athletes. Most of his procedures are performed arthroscopically, allowing faster recovery with minimal downtime. He performs more than 400 cases yearly, evenly split between knee and shoulder surgeries, and is the Chief of Staff at Bethesda Hospital. 

Q. Do you perform corrective surgery? 

A. Yes. Many of my patients have already experienced failed surgery elsewhere and are often reluctant to undergo a corrective revision procedure, but these are some of my best outcomes: taking people who are at their worst and giving them their life and active lifestyle back. 

Q. Do you offer alternatives to invasive knee and shoulder surgery? 

A. Most knee and shoulder pain can be r esolved with non-operative treatment and guidance. For patients that do need surgery, our newer techniques such as computer navigation allow faster recovery with minimally invasive surgery. The same personalized and innovative treatments that we use on our professional athletes I also recommend for the rest of my patients. 

Q. What should patients expect during a consultation? 

A. We are offering the latest advances in arthroscopic and computer-navigated surgery. Most knee and shoulder is sues do not require surgery, but when they do you want to ensure that you are receiving the best and most up-to-date care. My mission is to provide the most exceptional care, without exception. 

This post is part of the South Florida Medical Experts special advertising section from the September/October 2022 issue of Boca magazine. For more like this, click here to subscribe.

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