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When your quality of life is threatened by a bone or joint disorder the Orthopedic and Sports Medicine team at Ohio County Specialty Care can help get you moving toward a healthier you.
Our Orthopedic and Sports Medicine department provide a comprehensive approach to patient care which includes the following:
Generally, Orthopedic providers see patients with sprains, strains, fractures, tendonitis, bursitis, arthritis or anyone with a traumatic injury that involves your bones and joints. These practitioners are specially trained in taking care of bones and joints and are medically qualified to provide both non-surgical and surgical treatments.
Our team uses some of the latest diagnostic tools available such as digital X-ray, MRI and bone density scans to help them diagnose and treat their patients.
Many of the surgeries and procedures performed can be done as an Arthroscopic surgery. These arthroscopic surgeries allow for visualization of a joint with an arthroscope to diagnose or treat various conditions or injuries of a joint to allow surgeon to better repair or remove the damaged or diseased tissue or bone. and minimally invasive surgeries that utilize smaller incisions allowing for shorter recovery time, decreased risk of infection, less pain and bleeding and a quicker return to work. Although Arthroscopic surgery is an option for most surgical treatments, it is not an option for some cases and may not work for all patients. Your doctor will thoroughly explain any procedure or surgical treatment to you before moving forward with your treatment.
Ohio County Healthcare is pleased to be the first in the Region to iASSIST - an advanced surgical guidance system - designed to improve the accuracy and alignment of total knee replacement. This technology consists of small, disposable electronic sensors which employ accelerometers and gyroscopes to provide accurate alignment information to the surgeon. The surgeon is able to verify each surgical step in real time with this palm sized electronic display. The device is able to determine the precise mechanical axis of each person's leg. This allows the surgeon to implant the knee replacement in a more accurate alignment.
"Alignment in a knee replacement is just like the front end alignment of your vehicle. It has to be accurate in order to function properly," says Dr. Philip Hurley. "This technology helps me to precisely align the knee replacement to each patient's unique anatomy, providing a personalized fit that is a truly tailored total knee replacement. It is a way to make a good procedure even better."
With this advanced technology and the Joint Camp Rehabilitation Program, The Orthopedic and Sports Medicine department at Ohio County Hospital offers a comprehensive approach to total joint procedure patient care.
ABOUT iASSIST Technology
Separate from our Orthopedic Department we also have a comprehensive Sports Medicine Department. These practitioners have been specially trained in providing care to athletes. Their main goal is to assess acute injuries and help you recover and get back to competing. We partner with Ohio County Schools to make sure all of our young athletes are given both professional and quality care.
Many times because of the nature of sports injuries our Sports Medicine professionals work very closely with the Orthopedic Surgeons in order to provide patients with comprehensive care.
Some of these conditions need surgical repair, but many of them can be treated non-surgically with an individualized plan of care.