Caring for Bones and Joints

Orthopedic surgeons at Valley Hospital Medical Center use advanced techniques and technology to help people get back to active, independent lives. Valley Hospital offers a wide range of orthopedic services, including:

  • Joint replacement
  • Spine surgery
  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Podiatric surgery
  • Sports medicine
  • Fracture care

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Having orthopedic surgery used to mean spending several days in a hospital and weeks in recovery. Today, many procedures can be done using minimally invasive techniques.

This type of surgery may lead to faster healing and less scarring. Using advanced technology, surgeons make small pencil-sized holes in the body while video equipment is used to provide a magnified view of the surgical site. Instruments are used to perform the surgery through the incisions; this usually results in smaller scars, less time in the hospital and a faster recovery and return to work and daily activities.

Anterior Hip Replacement

Anterior hip replacement surgery is a less invasive procedure that can minimize pain and recovery time. During an anterior hip replacement, the surgeon makes a small incision at the front of the hip that leaves muscles intact. This often results in minimal scarring, fewer complications, a shorter hospital stay and a more rapid return to daily activities.

Fracture Care

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, more than six million Americans will break or fracture a bone each year. Orthopedic specialists at Valley Hospital provide dedicated care for broken bones to help people get back to their normal lives. Fractures and breaks are typically caused by:

  • Trauma such as a fall or other sudden accidents
  • Reduced bone density caused by osteoporosis or cancer
  • Overuse resulting in stress-related injuries

Orthopedic physicians at Valley Hospital perform careful examinations of each patient’s condition and injury to customize treatment. Treatment is available for a variety of breaks or fractures in areas including the hip, femur, ankle, humerus, arm and pelvis.

Robotic-assisted Joint Replacement Surgery - CORI system

The CORI Robotics-assisted Surgical System offers robotic knee-replacement services for both partial and total knee replacements. 

Candidates for CORI robotic-assisted surgery include:

  • Knee pain diagnosed as severe arthritis
  • Knee pain or stiffness limiting your daily activities such as walking, climbing stairs, getting in and out of chairs
  • Knee pain while at rest
  • Knee deformity or leg deformity - bowing or “knocked knee"
  • Knee pain despite non-surgical treatment

Benefits of CORI Robotic-assisted Knee Replacement: 

  • Quicker, smoother recovery 2
  • Regain function faster and return home sooner 3
  • A unique plan: We use 3D digital modeling to get a surgical plan customized to the patients’ unique anatomy. This means our surgeon can perform the procedure more accurately than traditional knee replacement surgery. 4,5
  • A natural fit: Using these technologies patients can keep more of their natural bone and ligaments, including the ACL. 6 That helps maintain more of a natural rhythm and step.7

Other Features: 

  • Robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery with the CORI system is CT-free, eliminating patient exposure to unnecessary radiation
  • Customized, patient-specific planning: Incorporation of each patient's unique anatomy, aligned to precisely fit the needs of each individual patient

Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if robotic surgery is right for you.

If you need a referral to a physician at Valley Hospital, call our free physician referral service at 800-879-0980.


  1. American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Projected volume of primary and revision otal joint replacement in the U.S. 2030 to 2060. Updated March 6,2018. Accessed August 5, 2020.
  2. Based on JOURNEY II family of implants. Mayman DJ, Patel AR, Carroll KM. Hospital related clinical and economic outcomes of a bicruciate knee system in total knee arthroplasty patients. Poster presented at: ISPOR Symposium; May 19-23, 2018; Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
  3. Based on UKA surgery. Shearman AD, et al. EKS Arthroplasty Conference. May 2-3, 2019; Valencia, Spain.
  4. Batailler C, White N, Ranaldi FM, Neyret P, Servien E, Lustig S. Improved implant position and lower revision rate with robotic-assisted unicompartmental knee arthroplasty. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthros. 2019;27(4):1232-1240
  5. Gregori A, Picard F, Lonner JH, Smith JR, Jaramaz B. Accuracy of Imageless Robotically Assisted Unicondylar Knee Arthroplasty. International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery (CAOS) 15th Annual Meeting;2015; Vancover, Canada
  6. Combination of CORI along with the JOURNEY II XR
  7. Pritchett JW. Patients prefer a bicruciate-retaining or the medial pivot total knee prosthesis. J Arthroplasty. 2011;26(2):224-228 00225 V3 JOURNEY II Design Rationale 11/17 06791 V1 JOURNEY II XR Design Rationale 10/17
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