The treatment plan for each patient will be different based on the severity of the orthopedic injury. Severe or critical trauma, such as the kind that results from high-speed motor vehicle accidents, will likely go straight to emergency care. Other patients will go through a series of tests and evaluations in order to best prepare their line of care. In most orthopedic cases, physicians will utilize radiological imaging, such as X-rays, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), and CT (computed tomography) scans, to best evaluate the injury.
Once our staff has fully diagnosed the injury, they will then move forward with the best treatment options — some patients may be given medication or therapy, whereas others might require more intensive procedures such as reconstructive surgery or joint replacement. For treatments that are beyond our capabilities, we can refer patients to top-notch specialty care.
Joint replacement is a procedure done to remove part or all of the damaged joint and install hardware (called a prosthesis) to enable the limb to move without pain or limitations. The prosthesis can be made of plastic, metal, or ceramic, or a combination of these materials.
These interventional procedures are done to alleviate pain from a compression fracture and fortify structural integrity. During a percutaneous kyphoplasty, the physician uses balloon expansion to create a cavity in the vertebral body.
Also known as total disc replacement or spine arthroplasty, an artificial disc replacement is done to replace a diseased or damaged intervertebral disc with an artificial joint. The goal of the procedure is to relieve chronic back pain.
This minimally invasive procedure is done to remove a herniated or ruptured disc in the neck and relieve spinal cord or nerve root pressure responsible for pain, weakness, numbness, and tingling.