Orthopedic Surgery & Procedures
Orange Regional's expert team performs a variety of orthopedic procedures including:
- Ankle replacement
- Fracture care
- Hip replacement
- Sports medicine, and more.
An experienced team of physicians, surgeons, occupational and physical therapists and clinical staff helps patients achieve success in treating a wide range of injuries and conditions. We bring state-of-the-art techniques, proven procedures and multidisciplinary diagnoses to all the most challenging injuries.
Constantly keeping up to date, our physicians are watchful of new innovations, equipment and ideas and are prepared to serve patients with severe trauma, complex surgery and advanced treatment.
From Diagnosis to Recovery
Orange Regional Medical Center’s Orthopedic Program provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to care for the diagnosis and treatment of our patients orthopedic conditions. Your treatment plan will start with a thorough examination and conversation with a specialist. Through diagnoses, treatment and rehabilitation - we continously explain the options for improving and healing your condition.
Diagnositic imaging techniques are typically utilized to effectively evaluate and diagnosis your specific condition or injury and determine your treatment needs. We utilize advanced equipment for low-dosage radiographic imaging.
Our network is fully digital and we generate digital copies on a CD if requested, making life easier for our patients and their treating physicians.
After injury or a surgery, patients must re-engage nerves and relearn what was once automatic. Our Outpatient Rehabilitation Center offers a comprehensive range of high-quality services and state-of-the-art rehabilitation equipment.
We take the time to talk with you about your condition, fully explain your treatment plan, discuss all options available and provide care on a one-to-one basis.
Whenever possible, mostly dependent on your specific condition, we offer various treatment options, including non-surgical techniques such as injection, splinting, and/or rehabilitation therapy. In many cases, non-surgical treatments can provide dramatic relief and increase mobility.
If surgery is necessary, you can feel confident knowing that our physicians will thoroughly explain all of your options so that the correct path is taken to return you to your active lifestyle as quickly as possible. Sometimes surgery gives you the best chance to improve function.
We take the time to make sure you understand your treatment options, the associated recovery periods, the role of therapy and your honest objectives and desires.
Common Orthopedic Procedures
Orange Regional's expert team performs a variety of orthopedic procedures. Below lists out some of the most common procedures performed at Orange Regional.
Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Orthopedics is the medical specialty that focuses on injuries and diseases of your body's musculoskeletal system. This complex system includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves and allows you to move, work, and be active.
While orthopedic surgeons are familiar with all aspects of the musculoskeletal system, many orthopedists specialize in certain areas such as the spine.
Orange Regional’s team of specially trained surgeons and staff are uniquely qualified for addressing orthopedic issues in children. We have the latest techniques and technology for treating conditions such as:
- Brachial Plexus injuries
- Cerebral Palsy
- Congenital Foot and Hip Deformities
- Metabolic Disorders
- Metachromatic Leukodystrophy
- Spina Bifida
- Spinal Deformity
- Traumatic Injuries
Encompassing both non-surgical and surgical treatment, sports medicine treats a variety of injuries resulting from both overuse syndromes and acute trauma – typically focused around the knee and shoulder joint (although injuries in the elbow, ankle, hip and spine are also common).
The hand, wrist, arm, elbow and shoulder are critical to athletic performance and sports injuries present unique challenges and recovery objectives. Our physicians bring advanced sports medicine to the diagnosis and treatment of sports related injuries. We routinely craft custom splints, removable casts and other protective items that breathe, can be cleaned and are lightweight.
The most common shoulder surgeries involve:
- Repairing the rotator cuff cartilage
- Stabilizing dislocated shoulders
- Repairing a torn labrum
- Repairing cartiliage tears in the shoulder
Common knee surgeries include reconstruction of ligaments, which is largely performed arthroscopically or through a series of small holes around the joint, eliminating the need for large incisions. This encourages a less painful and more speedy recovery.
Hand and Upper Extremity Procedures
We treat all forms of chronic upper extremity conditions, many of which can be painful and restrict your lifestyle. From Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Osteoarthritis and Tennis Elbow, we offer the knowledge and skillset you can rely on for an appropriate treatment plan.
This procedure is generally performed to address persistent pain that can’t be controlled by non-surgical therapy. Surgery involves replacing the top of the arm bone and the socket with specially designed parts comprised of biomaterials (synthetic or partially synthetic materials including metal and plastic).
New minimally invasive techniques, available at Orange Regional, allow surgeons to use advanced image-guided technology in many shoulder replacement procedures that is more precise – allowing for smaller incisions, less blood loss and decreased muscle dissection. Benefits of these newer techniques include shorter recovery times, less pain and, often, improved function and range of motion.
The hand is a complex mechanical system of muscles, tendons and nerves anchored by 27 bones and 15 joints. Only a hand surgeon can diagnose the problem and treat it so you can get back to your everyday life. Orange Regional Medical Center specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with hand injuries and disorders affecting the hand. We diagnose and treat problems such as:
- Acute hand injuries like fractures and sprains
- Lacerations requiring stitches (of the nerve, tendon and blood vessels)
- Tendon inflammation (tendonitis)
- Arthritis and arthritic joint pain (osteoarthritis)
- Nerve compression (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)
- Congenital problems, growths or tumors (Dupuytren’s disease, Ganglion cysts)
- Reconstruction of old injuries
The elbow is one of the most critical and active joints in the human body. We treat the full range of elbow injuries and conditions including:
- Complex traumas (sports injuries, work accidents)
- Golfer's Elbow
- Tennis Elbow
- Radial Tunnel Syndrome
- Sprains / Strains
- Ligament tears
- Nerve damage
Hip and Lower Extremity Procedures
We offer a variety of treatment plans and procedures for the lower extremities, including: hip, knee, ankle joints, and bones of the thigh, leg, and foot.
Much less invasive than traditional hip surgery, hip arthroscopy is a relatively new procedure that is mainly used for dealing with tears of the labral of the hip joint. This procedure is performed using a series of small incisions and, therefore, often allows for shorter recovery with less pain.
For some patients, hip resurfacing can offer a viable alternative to hip replacement. This advanced, minimally invasive procedure, available at Orange Regional, involves reshaping an arthritic or damaged joint and then covering that joint with metal prosthetic implants. This helps to preserve bone stock on the femur in case a revision is ever needed. Benefits include less pain and reduced recovery time.
This procedure is typically used to treat ankles that have been severely damaged by injury or some form of arthritis. In this surgery, both sides of the ankle are removed and replaced with specially designed medical-grade plastic, titanium and cobalt chromium alloy parts. While pain relief is the chief benefit to ankle replacement, many patients see marked improvement in both movement and coordination.
Orange Regional offers a wide range of expertise for addressing various common podiatry issues – from bunions and heel pain to ingrown toenails, Morton's neuroma or just general foot pain. We also provide advanced reconstructive surgery including arthroscopy, joint replacement, fracture repair, Shock Wave Therapy, laser surgery, minimally invasive percutaneous surgery and more.
This procedure typically involves removing an arthritic hip joint and replacing it with specially designed parts comprised of biomaterials (synthetic or partially synthetic materials including metal and plastic). Extensive postoperative physical therapy is required.
Newer minimally invasive techniques available at Orange Regional allow our surgeons to use x-ray guidance to perform this procedure through two small incisions (rather than one large one) – allowing for smaller incisions, less blood loss and decreased muscle dissection. Benefits of these newer techniques include shorter recovery times, less pain, and can often improve function and range of motion.
Knee Replacement Surgery
This procedure involves removing damaged cartilage in the thigh and shinbone area and replacing it with specially designed parts comprised of biomaterials (synthetic or partially synthetic materials including metal and plastic). Extensive postoperative physical therapy is required.
New minimally invasive techniques available at Orange Regional allow surgeons to use advanced image-guided technology in many knee replacement procedures that is more precise – allowing for smaller incisions, less blood loss and decreased muscle dissection. Benefits of these newer techniques include shorter recovery times, less pain and, often, improved function and range of motion.
Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery
Many disorders of the foot and ankle can be treated with shoewear modification and other noninvasive means. But for conditions that are too advanced or have already failed conservative treatment, reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle (including minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery), remains a viable option for achieving a pain-free foot and ankle.
Orange Regional's team of specialty surgeons are well trained in a wide variety of complex lower extremity fracture care issues – giving our patients access to the highest quality care without having to travel far from home.
- Ankle fractures and dislocations
- Pilon fractures
- Calcaneus fractures
- Fractures and dislocations of the foot and toes
- Crush injuries to the foot
Classes and Support Groups
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