With a caring staff and state-of-the-art technology, The Orthopedic Hospital of Lutheran Health Network 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:
More joint replacement surgeries are performed at The Orthopedic Hospital than any other procedure. 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 The Orthopedic Hospital for severe arthritis of the knee joint now have the option of a partial knee replacement instead of the traditional total knee replacement.
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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.
During knee replacement surgery, surgeons remove damaged cartilage and bone from the surface of the knee joint and replace it with a man-made surface of metal and plastic to restore the alignment and function of the knee. The actual procedure takes approximately two hours. Recovery times vary.
Anterior-Approach Hip Replacement
Thanks to a special surgical table, the PROfx®, and the specialized skills of some area othopaedic surgeons at The Orthopedic Hospital of Lutheran Health Network, TOH is becoming a surgical destination for patients seeking the anterior-approach to hip replacements.
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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.
At The Orthopedic 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 surgeries, including artificial disc procedures, spinal fusions and fracture repairs, are the second most common type of surgery performed at The Orthopedic Hospital. In addition to treating cervical, lumbar or thoracic problems, The Orthopedic Hospital also offers pain management treatments for back pain and participates in national spine research protocols to offer the latest in techniques and technologies, including the laser endoscopy discectomy procedure. This minimally invasive surgery minimizes pain and scar tissue, while speeding up recovery time.
The orthopedic and hand surgeons of The Orthopedic 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.
The orthopedic and podiatry surgeons of The Orthopedic 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.
No matter what kind of pain patients are experiencing and no matter the cause, the staff of The Orthopedic 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 in the preop area at the hospital or at the outpatient surgery center. Treatments, which are limited to three injections per year, take approximately 30 minutes. A physician referral is required.
MRI ServicesThe Orthopedic Hospital offers neurological, spinal and muscular imaging using a 1.5 Tesla MRI at the 7601 W. Jefferson campus. Learn more.
Physical and Occupational Therapy
Inpatients and outpatients alike benefit greatly by working with The Orthopedic Hospital's 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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Patient results may vary. Consult your physician about the benefits and risks of any surgical procedure or treatment.