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Orthopedic Care and Procedures

Orthopedic Care

Our Orthopedic services program is designed to help alleviate pain and increase mobility from a variety of disorders caused by sports injuries, trauma, degenerative diseases and other conditions. Through orthopedic surgery, rehabilitation and other treatment options we are equipped to handle a variety of repairs from head-to-toe, including:

  • Elbow
  • Foot
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Replacement
  • Shoulder Replacement

We provide complete care and guidance on exercise to strengthen your body, medication to reduce pain and proper diet to help your body heal and return to good health.

Our Orthopedic Services team includes orthopedic surgeons, specialists, nurses, X-ray technicians and physical, occupational and speech therapists. We are prepared with advanced technology, clinical expertise through extensive training and a focus on best practices to care for you or your loved one with compassion and respect.

Full Range Of Orthopedic Treatments

Certain orthopedic treatments such as physical therapy may alleviate joint pain and improve mobility. Time, overuse and injury may cause symptoms to reoccur and in some cases worsen. The surgical team at St. Joseph’s Westgate performs a variety of orthopedic procedures to treat musculoskeletal disorders, sports injuries and degenerative diseases.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) repair

Orthopedic surgeons reconstruct the ACL by making small incisions in the knee and inserting instruments for surgery through these incisions (known as arthroscopic surgery). Depending on your injury, a large incision may need to be made in the knee. This is commonly known as open surgery. A graft, such as a piece of tendon from your kneecap, is used to replace the ligament.

Arthroscopic surgery

Arthroscopy is a surgical orthopedic procedure that allows your doctor to look at the inside of your joint using an instrument called an arthroscope. The scope gives the doctor a view of your joint, the cartilage, ligaments and the space in between the bones. It can also be used to repair a joint problem, such as removing loose or foreign bodies or monitoring progress of the disease or how well a treatment is working. This orthopedic procedure is most often performed on the knee, shoulder and ankle, though it can also be done on the hip, elbow and wrist.

Joint Replacement

If you have advanced arthritis in your knee or hip you may need total joint replacement. With hips, you have traditional total hip replacement, or a partial replacement. Each of these orthopedic procedures is a type of hip replacement, but there are important differences. In a traditional total hip replacement, the head of the thighbone and the damaged socket are both removed and replaced with metal, plastic or ceramic components.

Learn More About Orthopedic Procedures At St. Joseph’s Westgate

No matter the cause or the severity, the surgeons at St. Joseph’s Westgate are experts at treating injuries due to trauma or wear and tear. Call 877.602.4111 to learn more about all of our orthopedic treatments and procedures.