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ORTHOPAEDIC CLINIC

ORTHOPAEDIC CLINIC

The hospital houses a very busy Surgical Department that provides both General Surgical and Orthopaedic services. In the year 2016 alone the surgical department admitted and managed over 700 Orthopaedic cases with admirable success.

The cases done include:

• Total joint replacement, with the most advanced procedures for the knee, hip and shoulder

Shoulder and elbow, including ligament, tendon and nerve damage, arthritis and bone death

• Foot and ankle, including bunions, ligament damage, heel pain, numbness, amputations and complications from diabetes

• Hand and wrist, including congenital disorders, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, contractures and nerve damage

• Spine surgery, including herniated discs, osteoporosis, scoliosis, rheumatoid arthritis and tumors

• Sports medicine, including fractures,muscle spasms,strains and tennis elbows. With a caring staff and state-of-the-art technology

Nazareth Hospital Orthopaedic Department is able to offer comprehensive and integrated treatments, from diagnosis to procedure, from discharge to follow-up care. Our constant pursuit and evaluation of the latest treatment techniques, along with active participation in research studies, allows us to improve our patients' outcomes. We offer a full-range of services, including:

Joint Replacements

As the population ages, joints wear out, and the ease of joint replacement surgery makes it extremely popular.Uni-Knee Partial Replacement Patients undergoing procedures at Nazareth Hospital for severe arthritis of the knee joint now have the option of a partial knee replacement instead of the traditional total knee replacement.

Knee Replacement

If you're no longer able to live the active life you once lived due to knee pain, and medication no longer helps, total knee replacement surgery may be for you. Arthritis is the most common cause of chronic knee pain and disability. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and traumatic arthritis are the most common forms.

Hip Replacement

Total hip replacements are usually performed as a result of severe, progressive arthritis in the hip joint. Other conditions, such as fractures of the hip joint, drugs and various diseases may also necessitate total hip replacement. Individuals who can no longer tolerate the pain and who are no longer capable of performing daily functions, such as walking, climbing stairs and standing up, might consider total hip replacement surgery.During hip replacement surgery, the damaged cartilage and bone are removed and a new metal, plastic, or ceramic joint is positioned to restore the alignment and function of the hip. The actual procedure takes several hours. Recovery times vary.

Shoulder Surgery

At Nazareth Hospital, our surgeons specialize in surgery to repair the muscles, connective tissue and joints that have been damaged from trauma or injuries to the shoulder. Rotator cuff injuries, repeated dislocations due to instability, fractures to the arm or collarbone and tissue damage resulting from arthritis can be surgically corrected by our team of professionals. Many procedures are minimally invasive, using arthroscopic techniques by specially trained physicians.

Spine Surgery

Spine surgeries, including artificial disc procedures, spinal fusions and fracture repairs, are a common type of surgery performed at Nazareth Hospital. In addition to treating cervical, lumbar or thoracic problems, The Nazareth Hospital also offers pain management treatments for back pain and participates in national spine research protocols to offer the latest in techniques and technologies.

Hand Surgery

The orthopedic and hand surgeons of Nazareth Hospital specialize in surgically repairing hands damaged by conditions such as arthritis, lupus, tendonitis, genetic abnormalities and traumatic and workplace injuries. Because there are so many types of tissue that make hand function possible, hand surgeries, which are either open or arthroscopic, are extremely intricate procedures. The goal of all procedures is to restore as much function as possible. After an injury or surgery, a team of hand therapists works with patients, splinting, exercising and retraining the hand.

Podiatry

The orthopedic and podiatry surgeons of Nazareth Hospital also specialize in all types of foot conditions. Ankle, heel, toe, forefoot and stress fractures as well as broken ankles and bones are all regularly treated at the facility.

Pain Management

No matter what kind of pain patients are experiencing and no matter the cause, the staff of Nazareth Hospital works with them to ease it. Immediately after surgery, staff makes patients as comfortable as possible by giving one of three types of pain medication—intramuscular injection, IV drip or an oral medication, if a one is warranted. But remember, patients are the expert on their pain, so it is up to them to tell their nurses immediately when they experience it.Patients living with back and/or leg pain caused by injuries or genetic conditions can be treated on an outpatient basis at the outpatient surgery minor theatre.

Rehabilitation Services

Physical and Occupational Therapy

Inpatients and outpatients alike benefit greatly by working with The Nazareth hospitals physical and occupational therapists. Therapists focus on helping patients achieve their maximum potential as they help restore the patients to the same quality of life they lived prior to their illness, accident or surgery. Life interruptions such as stroke, surgeries, trauma, developmental delays, cancer and brain, spinal cord, athletic and work-related injuries are some of the conditions that require rehabilitation services.

Physical therapists use exercise and physical activity to condition a patient's muscles to improve his or her activity level. Occupational therapists focus on the functionality of the patient's hands, arms and upper extremities while teaching them how to perform tasks such as dressing, brushing their teeth, bathing, going to the bathroom, washing their hands, cooking, eating, driving, getting into and out of a car and preparing for the return to work.

 

 

 

 

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