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What are orthopedic services?
Orthopedic services are the treatment of the musculoskeletal system, which is made up of your body’s bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Any number of conditions can require treatment by an orthopedic physician including bone deformities, infections, fractures, arthritis, and joint pain or swelling.
Orthopedic injuries can occur from athletic activities as well as aging. Baptist orthopedic physicians design treatment plans based off of every individual patient’s needs so an athlete with a torn Achilles tendon will receive the exact treatment they need and a patient with arthritis will receive ongoing care and treatment to help with pain and movement issues.
How are orthopedic conditions diagnosed and treated?
To diagnose orthopedic conditions our physicians will use arthograms, bone scans, computed tomography, discography, MRI scans, and x-rays.
To treat various orthopedic conditions our physicians might use corticosteroid injections or hyaluronic injections to relieve arthritis pains. The surgical options our physicians might use to treat an orthopedic condition include:
- Arthroscopic surgeries
- Cartilage repair or resurfacing procedures
- Fracture care
- Joint replacement
- Ligament reconstructions
- Repair of torn ligaments and tendons
- Spine surgery
Baptist is known worldwide for outstanding work in orthopedics, with more than 6,000 orthopedic patients treated through Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation each year. Baptist orthopedic services focus on surgical procedures such as hip replacement and joint repair, as well as prevention of injuries, arthritis and osteoporosis.
Orthopedic Services at Baptist Memorial hospitals are closely associated with some of the most respected orthopedic clinics in the world.