Orthopedic Surgery

The highly skilled orthopedic surgeons at Christian Hospital perform a variety of procedures to correct joint and mobility conditions. Some of the most common orthopedic surgeries are:

Total Joint Replacement
Total joint replacement is a surgical procedure in which certain parts of an arthritic or damaged joint are removed and replaced with an artificial joint to reduce pain and improve range of motion.

Total Knee Replacement
Knee replacement is a surgical procedure to resurface a knee damaged by arthritis. Metal and plastic parts are used to cap the ends of the bones that form the knee joint, along with the kneecap. This surgery may be considered for someone who has severe arthritis or a severe knee injury.

Total Hip Replacement
Hip replacement is a surgical procedure to replace a worn out or damaged hip with an artificial joint. This surgery may be considered following a hip fracture or for someone who has severe pain due to arthritis.

Rotator Cuff Repair
The rotator cuff keeps your shoulder in place and allows you to lift your arm and reach up. An injury to the rotator cuff, such as a tear, can limit your range of motion and cause pain. Surgical techniques may be used to repair a tear of the rotator cuff, including arthroscopy, open surgery, or a combination of both.

Arthroscopic Surgery
Arthroscopy is a minimally-invasive procedure used for the diagnosis and treatment of joint conditions. The doctor can directly view the internal structures of a joint using an instrument called an arthroscope which consists of a system of lenses, a small video camera, and a light for viewing.

Spine Surgery
There is a variety of problems that may lead to spine surgery. Spinal surgery is often used to improve mobility and reduce back pain. Typically, spinal surgeries are performed when more conservative treatments, such as medication or physical therapy do not work. The most common surgeries of the spine are: laminectomy, diskectomy, spinal fusion and spinal decompressions.

ACL Reconstruction (Knee Ligament Repair)
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is located toward the front of the knee and is the major stabilizing ligament of the knee. It is also the most common ligament to be injured. The ACL is often stretched and/or torn during a sudden twisting motion (when the feet stay planted one way, but the knees turn the other way). Skiing, basketball, and football are sports that have a higher risk of ACL injuries. When the ACL ruptures reconstruction can be performed in a number of ways.

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