Many people live with chronic pain that limits their lifestyle and decreases their mobility. The type of pain we are talking about comes from injured or worn-out joints; yet, the latest orthopedic technology and surgical techniques available at Saint Francis Hospital allow patients to heal quickly and comfortably and get back to their active lifestyle.
Often thought of as merely the treatment of bones, orthopedics is much more than that. Orthopedics is the assessment and diagnosis, non-operative and operative treatment of acute, chronic, traumatic and overuse injuries of the musculoskeletal system – including bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. At Saint Francis Hospital, our physicians believe in conservative therapy and will work with you on appropriate treatments before recommending surgery. The ultimate goal is to relieve pain and improve movement.
The orthopedic team at Saint Francis Hospital offers enhanced mobility and decreased pain to patients suffering from orthopedic disorders caused by trauma, degenerative disease and other conditions. Whether patients need major orthopedic surgery, sports medicine or arthritis care, our orthopedic specialists are trained to handle a full range of repairs to knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, foot, ankle, hand and back joints. And, throughout the process, our specialists remain focused on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the spine, bones, joints, muscles or other parts of the musculoskeletal system. Additionally, our rapid rehabilitation approach enables patients to increase their flexibility and strength and return more quickly to a normal state of health and mobility.
Services provided through Saint Francis include treatment of cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral disorders of the spine, including non-operative management and simple and complex surgeries such as fusions, revision surgery and instrumentation procedures involving the neck and mid- and low-back.
In addition, Saint Francis orthopedic specialists provide:
- Total joint replacement
- Sports medicine
- Spine surgery
- Foot and ankle surgery
- Fracture care
- Musculoskeletal fusions
- Revision surgery
- Arthroscopic and microscopic surgeries
- Treatment for tendon and nerve injuries
- Finger contractures
- Treatment for arthritis, ganglions, cysts and tumors
To learn more or to schedule an appointment with a physician, please call 918-488-6688.