Comprehensive Care for Orthopedic Conditions and Injuries
At St. Mary’s, our orthopedic team’s goal is to provide compassionate patient care.
Orthopedic surgeons at St. Mary’s Physician Associates treat patients who have experienced traumatic injuries to their bones, have disturbances in joints or have inflammation of muscle or connective tissues.
Common Orthopedic Surgery Conditions and Injuries We Treat
Orthopedic surgery uses medical treatment and surgical solutions for a number of conditions, including:
Accident-related and other traumatic injuries
Accident-related and other traumatic events can lead to all kinds of injuries, including broken bones. Orthopedic care can diagnose and treat these injuries.
Arthritis (rheumatoid and osteoarthritis)
Arthritis occurs because of inflammation around the joints. It can cause joint pain, stiffness and lead to difficulty doing daily activities. Physical therapy and medication are typically used to manage arthritis, but surgery may be necessary.
Carpal tunnel syndrome (pinched nerve in wrist)
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when there’s pressure on the median nerve. It’s characterized by pain in the arm and hand accompanied by tingling or numbness.
Congenital (inherited) hand injuries and deformities
Congenital hand deformities are present at birth. If the deformity results in everyday challenges, an orthopedic surgeon can help evaluate what the next steps should be.
Upper extremity pain problems
Upper extremity pain occurs in the hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders. Our orthopedic team can help diagnose and treat the pain and discomfort in those areas.
Rotator cuff (shoulder area) disorders and injuries
Rotator cuff disorders occur when the tissues in the shoulder are irritated and/or damaged. It usually presents itself as recurrent pain that interferes with daily life, cracking noises during movement, limited ability and muscle weakness.
Hips and knees that require joint replacement surgery
Joint replacement is usually recommended when a damaged joint becomes painful and eventually dysfunctional. The goal in hip and knee replacement surgery is to regain mobility and have pain-free day-to-day movement.
In a joint replacement surgery, doctors use an artificial joint in place of the damaged one. If your hip or knee joint is hindering your daily life, talk to your orthopedic doctor.
Orthopedic sports medicine
Injuries and conditions that arise from sports in athletes can be treated at St. Mary’s Physician Associates clinic. We specialize in preventive care and treatment for those who are very active in sports or exercise.
Fractures, dislocations, instability of bones and joints
Whether you fracture or dislocate a bone, each situation requires special attention and treatment. The main types of fractures are as follows:
- Stress: tiny crack(s) in the bone caused by repetitive stress or force. A stress fracture is usually identified by worsening swelling and pain.
- Open: (also known as a compound fracture) when a bone breaks through the skin and can be seen from outside of the body. Open fractures are especially painful and have higher risk for complications.
- Closed: a bone fracture that does not break through skin and is contained in the body.
- Partial: an incomplete break of the bone.
- Complete: a complete break of the bone.
- Stable: when the broken ends of the bone are still aligned and are unmoved. When it is stable, the bone heals much more easily.
- Displaced: when the broken ends of the bone are moved apart from each other and out of place.
Fracture treatment is dependent on the severity and location of the break.
ROSA® Robotic Knee Replacement System
ROSA® knee robotic technology is a tool designed to help a specially trained surgeon tailor the placement of the knee implant in patients who need a total knee replacement during orthopedic surgery. The ROSA® system uses data that is collected before and during surgery to let the surgeon know the details of the patient’s anatomy.
Prior to surgery, patients will have a series of X-rays performed, which are used to create a 3D model of their knee. During surgery, the system uses a camera and trackers to help ensure the pre-op plan is performed as intended.
It provides the surgeon with the data needed to know how to position the implant based on each individual patient’s anatomy. This can allow for greater surgical precision placing the implants, which can lead to improved patient outcomes.
Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if robotic surgery is right for you.
Foot and Ankle Orthopedic Surgery
Our physicians have special training in adult surgery, traumatic and post-traumatic injuries, congenital (inherited) and developmental disease, bunions, hammer toes, ligament fractures and other trauma or deformities of the foot and ankle, including:
- Forefoot abnormalities, deformities or painful conditions
- Foot deformities and abnormalities can be present at birth or develop over a course of time. If the abnormality takes a toll on you every day, an orthopedic surgeon can help evaluate what the next steps should be.
- Midfoot and hindfoot deformities (congenital [inherited], developmental [acquired] or arthritic)
- Midfoot deformities are characterized by the loss/absence of an arch or a round bottom of the foot.
- Hindfoot deformities are characterized by a high arch, protruding heels and an irregular walk.
- Tendon and ligament problems (traumatic or degenerative)
- In traumatic accidents, from autoimmune diseases or simply over time, tendons and ligaments can wear down and leave inflammation behind. When tendons and ligaments degenerate, it can be extremely painful.
- Diabetic foot evaluation and care (bracing, fusion, amputation)
- Diabetes can cause issues with the feet, one of the most common being wounds and charcot foot. St. Mary’s offers an extensive range of treatment that can be tailored to your needs.
- Ankle fractures, arthritis, instability, deformities
- Reconstruction of traumatic, developmental or congenital (inherited) deformities.
Our orthopaedic sports medicine specialists provide comprehensive care to address conditions or trauma involving the musculoskeletal system resulting from a sports injury, accident, overuse, fall or other conditions.
Contact St. Mary’s Physician Associates for Orthopedic Surgery/Sports Medicine
Care is provided to patients of all ages and incorporates a multidisciplinary, personalized approach. Our focus is to help patients make a full recovery so they are able to resume their daily activities and return to the sport of choice as they are ready and able.
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