What is Orthopaedics?
King’s Daughters highly skilled orthopaedics team is dedicated to providing the best care in treating conditions related to the musculoskeletal system. This includes bones, joints, tendons and ligaments, and the nerves and muscles connected to them.
If you have pain that won’t let up, diminished function or any disfiguration that’s interfering with your daily life, you will want to see our Orthopaedics team. They deal with fractures, tears, sprains, ruptures and dislocations on a daily basis. Surgical and nonsurgical procedures used to treat or manage musculoskeletal conditions include:
- Congenital Disorders
- Degenerative Diseases
- Knee and shoulder arthroscopies
- Total joint replacements
- Anterior supine approach hip replacement
- ACL reconstruction
- Ligament and tendon repair
- Fracture repair
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Inpatient and outpatient services
Depending on your individual needs, our orthopaedic surgeons use a variety of techniques as part of your treatment. They may replace joints or realign existing joints or bones. They also may fuse the ends of bones to prevent excess motion. After surgery, you will usually be prescribed a rehabilitation program to help you recover and lessen the need for future surgery.
Joint deterioration can make even the simplest, most routine activities painful. That’s why you want a team with the skill and expertise to get you back on your feet in less time and with less pain. At KDMC, an outstanding team of orthopaedic surgeons, physical therapists, nurses and patient navigators provide joint replacement patients with specialized, innovative care that enables them to leave the hospital faster and stay active longer.
The orthopaedic surgeons aligned with KDMC are highly trained experts in fracture care. They know fracture care patients need well-planned, timely intervention to minimize complications, speed recovery and return the patient to maximum functional capability.
Fractures that require the intervention of an orthopedic specialist are generally severe, but they also frequently evaluate the chronic effects of previous injuries.
For patients who have open fractures, emergent irrigation and debridement of the traumatic wounds is necessary. Most displaced, unstable fractures require surgical repair and then rehabilitation.