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Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Good musculoskeletal health is critical to your enjoyment and quality of life. Our orthopaedic and sports medicine team at Wabash General Hospital treats injuries and disorders affecting the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles so you can get back to moving through life with greater comfort and ease. Our providers include board-certified orthopaedic surgeons, a podiatrist, a board-certified sports medicine physician, and physician assistants. We offer comprehensive orthopaedic services from the time of injury or diagnosis and throughout the treatment and rehabilitation process. If you're suffering from an orthopaedic problem, no matter how minor or significant, our experts can help.

Orthopaedic Conditions We Treat

The goal of our orthopaedic team is to help preserve or restore your quality of life by assessing and taking steps to improve your mobility, flexibility, endurance, and strength.

Our team treats orthopaedic conditions such as:

  • Contractures
  • Dislocations
  • Foot and Ankle Conditions
    • Bunions
    • Hammer/Claw Toes
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Fractures
  • Joint pain, arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
  • Nerve injuries
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Sprains & strains of muscles, tendons, & ligaments
  • Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow
  • Wrist and Hand Conditions
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Ganglion Cysts
    • Mallet/Trigger Finger

Surgical Services We Offer

We offer the following procedures:

  • ACL reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Fracture repair
  • Hip replacement, including hip revision surgery
  • Joint injections
  • Knee replacement, including knee revision surgery
  • Nerve transpositions

Should I See an Orthopaedist?

Orthopedists are doctors who specialize in the musculoskeletal system (bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and connective tissues). When you experience joint pain, swelling, stiffness, or have mobility challenges, it’s important to be seen by a medical professional with the expertise to treat your orthopaedic condition and help provide significant pain relief.

Our orthopaedic team offers nonoperative/conservative treatment, including physical therapy, as well as more involved and aggressive therapies such as minimally invasive surgeries like total joint replacement or tendon repair. We also treat some spinal conditions, such as herniated discs, sciatica, scoliosis, and stenosis. It’s important to remember, though, that even if you are referred to an orthopaedic surgeon, it does not necessarily mean you will require surgery to heal.

The Better Bones Clinic

Our Better Bones Clinic was designed for adults 65+ years of age or those who have had a fracture after age 50. We also cater to adults concerned about their risk of osteoporosis. The clinic involves reviewing your medical history, identifying risks, and providing medication education. Our team will review your bone density and lab results and then discuss our finding with you before we relay the treatment plan and help set up consultations with a physical therapist and/or nutritionist as needed

Contact the Orthopaedics Department at Wabash General Hospital

You shouldn’t just feel you have to “live with” pain that affects your bones or joints. Neglecting to get your condition treated will only make your pain last longer and potentially devolve into more severe problems. For example, athletes typically require the help of orthopaedic doctors providers to get back to their sport and address an injury before it can progress to a chronic condition.

No referrals are necessary. To call and schedule an appointment, reach out at (618) 263-6400 today.

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