Orthopedic Surgeon Spotlight: Ian G. Wilkofsky, M.D.

October 20th, 2021 Becki Andrus
Orthopedic Surgeon, Ian G. Wilkofsky, M.D.

At Orthopedic Associates, we are working hard to provide high-quality care for patients of all ages. Our doctors are highly specialized in conditions relating to the musculoskeletal system. As a result, we offer a full range of specialties in our office, with a team that works together to provide optimal services for each patient.

Today we’d like to highlight the skills and expertise of one of our team members: Dr. Ian G. Wilkofsky, M.D. Dr. Wilkofsky specializes in knee and shoulder treatments, offering diagnostics and treatment to help patients enjoy their best life.

Dr. Wilkofsky’s Orthopedic Education and Training

Why visit Dr. Wilkofsky instead of a general practitioner in the area? As you learn more about Dr. Wilkofsky’s training and experience, it’s easy to see why he is a preferred provider in the orthopedic industry.

After completing four years of general education at Williams College, Dr. Wilkofsky pursued a Master’s in Medical Science at Boston University. He then attended the Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska, then moved to SUNY-Upstate to complete an orthopedic surgery residency.

Dr. Wilkofsky continued this specialized training by completing a Shoulder and Elbow fellowship in Dallas, TX, trained by Dr. Buzz Burkhead and Sr. Sumant Krishnan.

In 2017, Dr. Wilkofsky was granted board certification through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Over the years, he has earned many awards and honors from:

  • North Central Surgery Center
  • Baylor University Medical Center
  • Medical City of Lewisville
  • Presbyterian Hospital of Flower Mound
  • Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas

Dr. Wilkofsky has been part of the Orthopedic Associates team since 2015. He’s proud to offer team physician services for Lake Dallas High School.

Dr. Wilkofsky: Knee and Shoulder Specialist

Most of Dr. Wilkofsky’s specialized training focused on upper extremity conditions. Then his specialty expanded during his Orthopedic Surgery residency, where he worked on a variety of traumatic injuries in all orthopedic fields.

During the last year of his residency, Dr. Wilkofsky was named chief resident at the VA. As a result, he had the opportunity to perform total hip and knee replacements on injured veterans.

Now, Dr. Wilkofsky spends his time focusing on shoulder and knee conditions. While he has experience with other types of orthopedic care, his highly specialized skills are most often used for patients with problems affecting these areas of the body.

Dr. Wilkofsky is an integral part of the Orthopedic Associates team. If you or a loved one needs to consult with an orthopedic surgeon about a knee or shoulder injury, then we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Wilkofsky.

Orthopedic Services for Knee Conditions

The knee is an essential joint for bearing the load in your daily movement, which is why it can be quite the disruption to experience knee pain and injury. When your knee continues to hold your body weight and manage the various motions throughout the day, it can be hard to heal injuries.

Too often, minor knee injuries turn into more significant issues because of the ongoing pressure placed on the knee. The risk of severe injury increases when you delay medical treatment from an experienced orthopedic doctor.

Dr. Wilkofsky is one of the knee specialists here at Orthopedic Associates. He can assist with a variety of knee treatments, treating everything from ACL injuries to MCL tears, osteoarthritis, tendon ruptures, broken bones, deep vein thrombosis, and more.

Available treatments include:

  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cold Laser Therapy
  • High Tibial Osteotomy
  • Joint Arthroscopy
  • Meniscal Transplant
  • Popliteal Fossa Block
  • Radiofrequency Ablation for Osteoid Osteoma
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection for Knee Pain
  • Visco-supplementation for Arthritis of the Knee

Orthopedic Services for Shoulder Conditions

Did you know that the shoulder joint is one of the most vulnerable joints in the human body? This joint has an incredible range of motion, but it is fragile because it contains so many moving parts.

Shoulder injuries are pretty common, especially among people living active lifestyles – such as athletes. If you start noticing pain or discomfort in the shoulder area, it’s important to talk to an orthopedic surgeon for diagnosis and treatment options.

Dr. Wilkofsky and our other shoulder experts at Orthopedic Associates help patients with a variety of shoulder conditions. Talk to us if you have issues such as burners and stingers, fractures, tendonitis, shoulder dislocations, rotator cuff injuries, soft tissue tears, and more.

Here is an overview of some of the available treatments we offer for shoulder care:

  • Arthroscopic Bankart Repair
  • Biceps Tenodesis
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Glenohumeral Debridement
  • Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repair
  • ORIF Surgery for Proximal Humerus Fracture
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Impingement Surgery
  • Subacromial Injection
  • Suprascapular Nerve Block (Fluoroscopically Guided)

Patient Reviews: Dr. Wilkofsky

It’s easy to see why patients are happy with the services they receive from Dr. Wilkofsky. His patient-focused approach, combined with years of experience in the orthopedic industry, results in high success rates. Here are a few of the things that people are saying about Dr. Wilkofsky’s care:

  • I highly recommend Dr. Wilkofsky to anyone looking for a knee doctor. He gave me relief without surgery and pain pills are not for me. (Healthgrades)
  • Dr. Wilkofsky is highly professional and enjoys a great reputation. I have had zero problems working with his office. (Vitals)
  • I have been a patient of Dr. Wilkofsky for approx 10 years. He has treated my IBS and hernia. He has my body in control and does not order prescriptions unless you really need them. He is great! (Google Reviews)

Schedule an Appointment with an Orthopedic Specialist

One of the benefits of choosing Dr. Wilkofsky and the team at Orthopedic Associates is that we always focus on minimally invasive treatments whenever possible. While our orthopedic surgeons have the skills to provide a variety of surgical services, we understand the importance of personalized care with non-surgical methods.

For more information and a personalized treatment plan or to visit Dr. Wilkofsky, contact us at Orthopedic Associates. We’re here to help with chronic pain, sports injuries, accidents, and more. Call to book a consultation with Dr. Wilkofsky or one of our other specialists.

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