At St. Mary Mercy Hospital, our physicians and professional staff are well-trained in the evaluation and treatment of orthopedic injuries. We are proud to offer a wide range of services to patients of all ages for specialized care related to problems of the musculoskeletal system.
Because many conditions are successfully treated without surgery, we provide a full range of surgical expertise and work closely with the patient throughout the treatment.
One of the most common causes of pain relate to orthopedic problems that may have been a result of aging, accident or disease. More than 700,000 hip and knee replacements occur each year in hospitals across the nation. Here at St. Mary Mercy Hospital, we treat patients of all ages, with a variety of orthopedic conditions, from common to complex. Our orthopedic specialists can help improve your quality of life and put you on the "Road to Recovery". Because many conditions are successfully treated without surgery, we provide a full range of surgical expertise and work closely with the patient throughout the treatment.
Comprehensive Orthopedic care at St. Mary Mercy Hospital includes:
Re-Discover Mobility through Joint Replacement
The most common reasons for joint replacement are arthritis and joint trauma. Arthritis affects one out of every seven Americans, causing pain and swelling in joints. As joints age, the smooth cartilage lining the bone socket wears away and becomes rough. This results in stiffness, limited mobility and joint pain.
Thanks to advances in orthopedic techniques, The Center for Joint Replacement is capable of reducing pain in stiff and painful knees, hips and shoulders and restore a range of motion similar to a natural joint. Artificial joints are made with ceramic, high-impact polyethylene or pyrolytic carbon surfaces, reducing wear and ensuring longevity.
Our orthopedic spine surgeons treat spine problems caused by trauma or degenerative conditions (such as spine fractures, herniated or ruptured discs) and spinal stenosis. New technology offers more sophisticated fixation devices, metal plates and rods to hold the corrected spine in place as it heals, and the use of BMP (Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2) to speed healing.
Surgery for back pain (including lumbar disc surgery) and neck pain are also among St. Mary Mercy Hospital specialty areas.
If you suffer from rheumatoid arthritic deformities, congenital and developmental abnormalities, trauma or a sports injury to the hand, wrist or forearm, St. Mary Mercy Hospital has specific skills to improve your quality of function. Soft tissue repairs including nerve, ligament or tendons, are also among our specialty areas.
Foot and Ankle
Most of us take walking for granted, but the system that allows us stand, walk, jog and jump is complex. Each foot has 26 bones, supported by three groups of ligaments. Muscles and tendons help more the foot and ankle. Ankle sprains, Achilles tendon injury, and overuse injuries are common foot and ankle injuries. Even improperly fitted shoes can damage your feet. If you suffer a severe fracture, you may need surgery. So if something goes wrong in a bone, muscle, ligament or tendon, count on specialized care provided by St. Mary Mercy Hospital orthopedic specialists.