Our Orthopaedic specialists focus on injuries and diseases of your body's musculoskeletal system, including your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves.
Once devoted to the care of children with spine and limb deformities, orthopaedists now care for patients of all ages, from newborns with clubfeet to young athletes requiring arthroscopic surgery to older people with arthritis. And anybody can break a bone. Our goal is to return our patients to an active lifestyle.
- Diagnosis of your injury or disorder
- Treatment with medication, exercise, surgery or other treatment plans
- Rehabilitation by recommending exercises or physical therapy to restore movement, strength and function
- Prevention with information and treatment plans to prevent injury or slow the progression of diseases
Our general orthopaedic surgeons are familiar with all aspects of the musculoskeletal system, we have specialists in foot and ankle, hand, and sports medicine.
Common orthopaedic procedures include:
- Arthroscopy - a procedure using special cameras and equipment to visualize, diagnose and treat problems inside a joint.
- Fusion - a "welding" process by which bones are fused together with bone grafts and internal devices (such as metal rods) to heal into a single solid bone.
- Internal Fixation - a method to hold the broken pieces of bone in proper position with metal plates, pins or screws while the bone is healing.
- Joint Replacement (partial, total and revision) - when an arthritic or damaged joint is removed and replaced with an artificial joint called a prosthesis.
- Osteotomy - the correction of bone deformity by cutting and repositioning the bone.
- Soft tissue repair - the mending of soft tissue, such as torn tendons or ligaments.
For patients having joint replacement, ARMC offers an Enhanced Joint Replacement Program which features a team of highly qualified joint replacement specialists, private patient rooms, on-floor centralized therapy room, room service meals, and available accommodations for a loved one to stay with patient.
We have dedicated an orthopaedic wing Medical/Surgical Third Floor and offer:
- Private rooms for each joint replacement patient
- Each patient room can accommodate a sleeper chair, available upon request for family who choose to spend the night with their loved one
- Central therapy room located on the same wing as the orthopedic-dedicated rooms is where patients participate in group therapy sessions each day
- Individual therapy sessions are completed in the patient’s room
- Prospective joint replacement patients also attend an informational pre-surgical class prior to surgery.
Additionally, ARMC provides a continuum of care at our state-of-the-art Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, should patients need this.
When transitioning from the hospital to home, we offer patients Outpatient Physical and Occupational Therapy, Home Care & Private Duty Services and a convenient medical equipment service.