Orthopaedics is the medical practice that deals with the prevention or correction of injuries or disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles, joints and ligaments. At Moses Taylor Hospital, our staff works with your physician and your surgeon to help make your recovery process as comfortable as possible. Orthopaedic procedures can be a complex issue that may require a team of health professionals to diagnose and treat. Our staff is expertly trained to assist your physician and surgeon in areas such as spine surgery, shoulder and knee surgery, and joint replacement. Utilizing state-of-the-art surgical tables and digital imaging helps with the precision needed to perform intricate procedures.
Choosing an orthopaedist is an important step in obtaining appropriate treatment. You can search the Physician Finder on this website, and ask your physician for a recommendation.
Description: Orthopaedists treat broken bones, strains and sprains, and dislocations, and treat those dealing with sports injuries. Orthopedic surgeons perform arthroplasty, arthroscopic surgery, bone grafting, fasciotomy, adult and pediatric fracture repair, knee, shoulder and hip replacement, traction, and spinal fusion.
Orthopaedic surgeons at Moses Taylor Hospital work closely with a surgical team including anesthesiologists and surgical nurses. Orthopaedic surgery can be performed under general, regional, or local anesthesia. Our specially trained team is dedicated to making sure that you have as little discomfort as possible and will work closely with your surgeon.
Preparation: Patients are usually referred to an orthopedic surgeon by a general physical or family doctor. Prior to any surgery, the patient undergoes extensive testing to determine the proper corrective procedure. Tests may include x rays, CT scans, an MRI, myelograms, diagnostic arthroplasty, and blood tests. The orthopaedist will carefully study and discuss with you the history of your problem and your treatment plan. A period of rest to the injured area may be recommended before surgery.
Patients may also undergo blood and urine tests before surgery and, for major surgery, may be given an electrocardiogram or other diagnostic tests prior to the operation.
After your procedure, your orthopaedist and hospital staff will discuss your treatment plan, and will work closely with home health professionals and physical therapists to assure that you are receiving treatment that will enhance your range of motion and help you return to your day to day activities.
We understand that part of your healing process will begin after you leave the hospital. Our staff can arrange home health visits by specially trained professionals to help get you back on your feet again… providing a full circle of care. Our staff will also work with you to help prevent future problems by reviewing the use of good body mechanics, and offering suggestions for regular exercise, stretching and weight control. When you need orthopaedic services, discuss it with your physician, and request Moses Taylor Hospital… where respect for dignity, compassionate care and state-of-the art technology support the trust you have put in your physician.