PRLog - Oct. 5, 2012 - HAMMOND, La. -- [Hammond and Livingston, La.]–T. Scott Curry, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon who is fellowship-trained in joint realignment and reconstruction, and Matthew C. Lafleur, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon who is fellowship-trained in spine surgery, have joined North Oaks Orthopaedic Specialty Center. New patient appointments for both physicians are now being scheduled at the clinic’s locations in Hammond and Livingston.
From left are Dr. Matthew Lafleur and Dr. T. Scott Curry.
North Oaks Orthopaedic Specialty Center is the only multispecialty practice on the Northshore and in Livingston Parish.
Dr. Curry earned his medical degree at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, where he also completed his internship and a residency in orthopaedic surgery. He then received fellowship-training in joint arthroplasty through Vanderbilt University in Nashville.
Dr. Curry specializes in total joint replacement and the treatment of arthritis, with particular expertise in knee and hip replacements. His special training allows him to perform minimally invasive hip replacements, resulting in less pain and faster recovery for his patients. In some cases, patients are able to walk the same day as the procedure.
After earning a medical degree at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile, Dr. Lafleur carried out both an internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery through Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. He went on to complete a spine surgery fellowship through the University of Colorado in Denver.
Dr. Lafleur specializes in the treatment of adult spinal deformities, including severe degenerative arthritis, fractures and untreated or advanced scoliosis. He is specially trained in lumbar fusion surgery that avoids disruption to the back muscles and allows for a better recovery.
Other physicians on staff with North Oaks Orthopaedic Specialty Center include Drs. Bryan Dudoussat, J. Gregory Kinnett, Brian Ladner and Judson Penton.
North Oaks Orthopaedic Specialty Center in Hammond is located in Suite 100 of the North Oaks Clinic Building at 15813 Paul Vega, MD, Drive. The Livingston clinic is located in Suite 100 of North Oaks-Livingston Parish Medical Complex at 17199 Spring Ranch Road. Clinic hours of operation for both locations are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.
To schedule an appointment with any of the physicians at North Oaks Orthopaedic Specialty Center or for more information on accepted insurance plans, call (985) 230-2663 in Hammond or (225) 686-4900 in Livingston. You also may visit https://www.northoaks.org.