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Orthopedic Procedures

When you’re experiencing bone or joint pain, the orthopedic specialists at Atrium Medical Center evaluate your individual situation and recommend the procedure or surgical technique that best meets your needs and goals.

Fracture Care

Our physicians perform surgeries to stabilize and heal broken bones. They’re available around the clock for emergency trauma care.

Advanced Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure to inspect, diagnose and repair problems inside a joint. During arthroscopy, the surgeon inserts a tiny camera, called an arthroscope, into the joint through a small incision. The camera displays pictures on a television screen, and the surgeon uses these images to guide miniature surgical instruments through small incisions. Recovery from arthroscopic surgery usually is much faster than recovery from surgery requiring larger incisions. The joints most commonly examined and treated by arthroscopy are the knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, ankle, foot and hip.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction

Treatment for an ACL tear will depend on your activity level and individual needs. Some patients may benefit from bracing and physical therapy. Others will require arthroscopic surgery to reconstruct the ACL and restore knee stability.

Joint Replacement Surgery

Joint replacement surgery replaces a worn or injured joint with a new artificial joint in the hip, knee, shoulder or ankle. The type of surgery and materials used will vary depending on your medical situation, lifestyle, age and other factors. Atrium’s orthopedic surgeons carefully assess the procedure and materials most appropriate to each patient’s unique needs. Of patients who undergo joint replacement surgery, 90 to 95 percent experience significantly reduced pain and increased mobility.

Atrium’s orthopedic surgeons offer many options, including:

  • Anterior approach to hip replacement: Because the hip is replaced without disturbing the most important hip muscles, patients have a smaller incision, less recovery time and fewer mobility restrictions. Atrium’s orthopedic surgeons use the innovative hana® table for this specialized surgery.
  • Computer-assisted orthopedic surgery: A GPS-like device allows the surgeon to more accurately pinpoint important anatomical landmarks that otherwise might be hard to see in a small incision.
  • Minimal incision: Joint replacement is done through one or more smaller incisions. Qualifying candidates include patients who are typically thinner, younger, healthier and greatly motivated to make a quicker recovery.
  • Alternative bearings: Highly wear-resistant joint replacement implants are used as an alternative to conventional polyethylene.
  • Partial knee replacement: If knee damage is limited to one of the knee’s three compartments—either the medial or lateral compartment—a partial knee replacement (also called a unicompartmental replacement) may be appropriate.
  • Mobile bearing knees: Designed for potentially longer performance with less wear.
  • Joint revisions: Surgery to remove an old joint implant and replace it with new components.

Carpal Tunnel Treatment for Hand and Wrist

When non-surgical treatments such as bracing, splinting, pain relievers and corticosteroid injections are no longer effective, surgery can help to diminish symptoms.

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