Dr. Romanelli: An Excellent Orthopaedic Surgeon in McAllen, Texas,
and the Rio Grande Valley.
- Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgeon at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance (DHR Health)
- FAAOS: Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
- Orthopedic Consultant UTRGV Athletics.
- Served as a Clinical assistant professor UTRGV school of medicine
- Forensic Orthopedic Expert Witness
- Orthopedic Consultant for Multiple Various High Schools in the Rio Grande Valley.
- Former Program Director of the Mountain View Hospital Orthopaedic Residency (2016-2020)
Shoulder Arthroscopic Surgery:
Dr. Romanelli conducts both simple and complex arthroscopic reconstructive surgeries with the latest Advanced Techniques:
- Rotator Cuff Tears
- Shoulder Labral Instability/Dislocation
- Bicep tendon injuries
- SLAP Tears
- Revision Shoulder Surgery
- Superior Capsular Reconstructions
Knee Arthroscopic Surgery:
Dr. Romanelli sees patients for all knee ligamentous injuries which include but not limited to :
- ACL Knee Surgery
- Quadriceps Autograft, adult and pediatric
- Adult Bone PatellarTendon Bone (BPTB) Autograft
- Independent Tunnels Technique: Dr. Romanelli employs the independent tunnels technique in ACL reconstruction to closely mimic the knee’s natural anatomy, enhancing stability and movement post-surgery. This approach involves drilling separate, anatomically positioned tunnels for the graft, optimizing the knee’s biomechanical function.
- Revision Knee Surgery
Autograft: Dr. Romanelli utilizes the patient’s own tissue, such as the hamstring or patellar tendon, for grafting in revision knee surgery, ensuring natural integration and healing.
Allograft: In cases where patient tissue is not viable, Dr. Romanelli employs donor tissue for reconstruction, providing an alternative that can reduce recovery time.
- Anterior Lateral Ligament Reconstruction: Performed alongside primary knee surgery to enhance knee stability and control.
- Meniscal Root Repair: Executed to maintain the integrity of the meniscus, crucial for the knee’s shock absorption and stability.
- Knee cartilage problems: Microfracture, Orthobiologics, OAT procedures
- Autograft/Allograft OAT and Mega OAT Procedures
- MACI procedures: Dr. Romanelli offers the cutting-edge MACI procedure, a two-stage treatment involving the arthroscopic harvesting of a patient’s own cartilage cells, followed by laboratory cultivation and re-implantation of these cells onto a collagen membrane to effectively repair knee cartilage defects. This technique is tailored for patients seeking regenerative solutions for improved knee function and pain relief.
Knee Meniscus Injuries:
Dr. Romanelli brings over 23 years of expertise to the treatment of knee meniscus injuries, specializing in meniscal repair. His extensive experience ensures patients receive expert care in regenerative treatments for knee recovery.
- Meniscus Repair
- Meniscal Root Repair
Knee Arthroscopic Surgery
- Medial Patellofemoral Ligament (MPFL) Reconstruction
- Tommy John Surgery also is known as Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction surgery
- Distal Biceps Injuries
- Distal Tricep Injuries
- Lateral epicondylitis (PRP), commonly known as “tennis elbow.”
- Wrist Arthroscopy
- Wrist and Hand Fractures,
- Carpal tunnel,
- Trigger fingers.
Foot and ankle Injuries
- Ankle Arthroscopy
- Foot and ankle fractures
- Stress fractures
- Lisfranc injuries
Regenerative Sports Medicine/ Orthobiologics
- Leukocyte poor for joints
- Leukocyte rich for tendons
- Bone Marrow Aspirate: Dr. Romanelli utilizes ultrasound guidance to accurately perform bone marrow aspirations, ensuring precise needle placement and enhancing patient safety during the procedure.
- Micronized Fat Cell Aspirate: Dr. Romanelli employs a technique to harvest and refine fat cells into a micronized form, enhancing their injectability for cosmetic and regenerative applications.