At Memorial Hospital Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, our board-certified specialists diagnose and treat orthopedic problems with conservative and surgical interventions. General orthopedics includes the diagnosis, care and treatment of the musculoskeletal system, which includes bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons, joints and nerves. Musculoskeletal conditions affect people of all ages and include nerve compression, fractures, sports injuries, congenital anomalies, arthritis and joint disease among others.
Many orthopedic surgeries can be performed arthroscopically at Memorial Hospital. Arthroscopy is a technique that involves inserting a camera or arthroscope and specialized tools to perform surgery through small incisions or portals. The arthroscope is connected to a video camera and the interior of the involved joint is seen on a television monitor. Because this type of surgery only requires small incisions, it is generally less invasive than “open” surgery. Most people have their arthroscopic surgery as outpatients and are home several hours after the surgery.
Read about a much-loved local icon David “Spike” Smith, who received two total knee replacements, right here at Memorial Hospital.