Evaluation, Surgery for Bones and Joints

The Department of Orthopedics at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center offers a comprehensive range of services for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic problems of joints and bones, including:

  • Accident-related and other traumatic injuries
  • Arthritis (rheumatoid and osteoarthritis)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome (pinched nerve in wrist)
  • Congenital (inherited) hand injuries and deformities
  • Upper extremity pain problems
  • Reconstruction following trauma
  • Rotator cuff (shoulder area) disorders and injuries
  • Hips and knees that require joint replacement surgery
  • Fractures, dislocations, instability of bones and joints

Hip and Knee Surgery at the Joint Replacement Institute

The Joint Replacement Institute is a program of the St. Mary's Regional Medical Center Department of Orthopedics that focuses on hip and knee replacement surgery. Total hip and knee replacement involves replacing diseased cartilage and bone of the hip or knee joint with artificial materials. These procedures are most commonly performed in people who have a progressively severe form of osteoarthritis, which is a degenerative joint disorder in which the articular, or moving, surfaces of the hip or knee deteriorate and lead to severe pain, limitation or loss of function and/or deformity of the joint. Rehabilitation is a big component of the Joint Replacement Institute, and patients are given opportunities to support each other and work together during rehabilitation activities.

St. Mary's Regional Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement after undergoing a rigorous onsite review to evaluate compliance with advanced disease-specific care standards and total hip and total knee replacement requirements, including orthopedic consultation and pre-operative, intraoperative and post-surgical orthopedic surgeon follow-up care.
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Foot and Ankle Surgery

Physicians affiliated with the foot and ankle service of the Department of Orthopedics 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
  • Midfoot and hindfoot deformities (congenital [inherited], developmental [acquired] or arthritic)
  • Tendon and ligament problems (traumatic or degenerative)
  • Diabetic foot evaluation and care (bracing, fusion, amputation)
  • Ankle fractures, arthritis, instability, deformities
  • Reconstruction of traumatic, developmental or congenital (inherited) deformities.

Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center is a joint effort between orthopedic, neurological and rehabilitation specialists who offer comprehensive care to address conditions or trauma involving the musculoskeletal system resulting from a sports injury, accident, overuse, fall or other condition. We offer physical therapy in the inpatient and outpatient setting through our Rehabilitation program. Care is provided to patients of all ages and incorporates a multidisciplinary, personalized approach.

Rehabilitation Program

The St. Mary's Regional Medical Center Rehabilitation Program has specially trained physical and occupational therapists who work with orthopedic patients, both on an inpatient and outpatient basis, to help ensure a smooth recovery and help patients return to work or daily activities as they are ready.

To get a referral to an orthopedic physician or rehabilitation professional who is affilliated with St. Mary's Regional Medical Center, call our free Direct Doctors Plus referral service at 580-249-3741.