Saint Francis Hospital South orthopedic experts
provide high-quality care for all different types of orthopedic conditions, including:
- Arthritic conditions
- Back and spine conditions
- Degenerative hip, knee and shoulder conditions
- Foot and ankle conditions
- Hand, wrist and upper extremity conditions
- Pediatric injuries
- Shoulder pain
- Sports related injuries
Don't Let Osteoarthritis Slow You Down
Saint Francis Hospital South orthopedists specialize in the treatment of osteoarthritis, sometimes called degenerative joint disease. Osteoarthritis is a common orthopedic condition that most people develop in their knees, hips, hands, feet and back. It is a degenerative condition resulting in the breakdown of cartilage, the cushion around the ends of bones in joints, resulting in bone rubbing on bone. This rubbing can cause bone damage and joints can become extremely painful.
We do not consider knee or hip replacement surgery until you have tried the other available conservative orthopedic treatment options
, including over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen, prescription pain relievers or pain relief creams, or steroid injections. Hip replacement surgery can help reposition bones to redistribute stress on the joint and/or remove loose pieces of bone and cartilage from joints. It is important to understand that knee or hip replacement surgery is only considered when you can no longer enjoy your normal active lifestyle.
See an Orthopedic Care Specialist
No matter what type of orthopedic condition you're dealing with - you can find relief here. Call 918-488-6688
to make your appointment today.