Damaged bones and joints can cause significant pain and limit your ability to function normally. The Comprehensive Orthopedic Services Department at Pikes Peak Regional Hospital and Surgery Center offers a variety of orthopedic services – from advanced diagnostic imaging, to innovative surgical procedures, to physical therapy and rehabilitation programs – all designed to help you get back on track. Among the services we provide are:
- Trauma/Fracture Care
- Total joint replacement of the hip and knee
- Arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the knee, shoulder and elbow
- Sports related injuries
- Arthroscopic ACL reconstruction
- Shoulder Rotator Cuff Repair
- General hand surgery including Carpal Tunnel Release and Trigger Finger Release
- Surgical and non-surgical arthritis care, including cortisone and Orthovisc injections
Advances in Orthopedic Care
Not too long ago, a serious bone or joint problem meant major surgery was inevitable. But now, many joints can be repaired with minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques. In arthroscopic procedures, an orthopedic specialist makes incisions about the size of a buttonhole and inserts a tiny camera and pencil thin instruments into the joint. The camera transmits images to a monitor, which the surgeon uses to view the procedure. This remarkable technology allows the surgeon to repair tears and other joint problems without major surgery. Many arthroscopic procedures do not require an overnight hospital stay. Patients return to the comfort of home sooner and generally experience less pain and faster recovery.
Hip and knee replacement can help many people with debilitating joint pain return to active lives. Joints are formed at the ends of two or more bones connected by tissue called cartilage. Healthy cartilage provides a cushion for the bones, but when the cartilage is damaged or wears away, the bones can rub against each other, causing great pain. Joint replacement can reduce pain, restore movement to the joint, and improve the overall quality of life. When only a portion of the joint is damaged, a surgeon may be able to perform partial joint replacement. In other cases, a total joint replacement is required and involves inserting artificial joints, called implants. Joint replacement typically requires a few days in the hospital for recovery and rehabilitation.