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.
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.