Expert Care for a Variety of Orthopaedic Conditions
Patients who come to St. Joseph’s Hospital for orthopaedic care typically are being treated with knee replacement, hip replacement or other orthopaedic surgery for conditions such as:
- Osteoarthritis and other chronic conditions
- Falls, car accidents and other incidents that cause extreme bone, back and joint injuries or illness
- Muscle, bone, back and spine issues present from birth
- Fractures of the neck and upper body, upper and lower limbs
- Crush injuries (often from workplace accidents)
- Sports injuries
For some patients, less intensive treatment is all that is needed. For instance, at the West Bend Surgery Center, patients will find treatment for:
When to see an Orthopaedic Specialist
Common shoulder issues can include rotator cuff injuries, sprains, strains, fractures, and dislocations. Shoulder injuries can also be a result of repetitive motion that may occur through work or from sports such as tennis, swimming, and baseball. Signs of a shoulder injury may include:
- Pain and stiffness
- Inability to raise your arm over your head
- Lack of strength for daily activities
- Possible shoulder “popping” associated with pain or instability
Back, spine and neck problems
Common problems and injuries are sprains, strains, fractures, degenerative joint or disc disease, infection, and congenital or acquired problems of the spine. Back pain can be associated with poor fitness, overuse, incorrect lifting or bending and being overweight. Injuries or pain in the lower back or neck cause more visits to the orthopaedist than any other musculoskeletal problem.
Athletes of all ages and skill levels can fall victim to a sports injury. Common sports-related injuries include sprains and strains, fractures, concussions and torn muscles, ligaments and tendons. Free Sports Injury Assessment for athletes of all ages are offered by West Bend Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center. A licensed athletic trainer will perform the assessment, and then make referrals to primary care physicians and/or orthopaedic surgeons, as appropriate. Appointments are available by calling
Hand and elbow conditions
Some of the common hand and elbow conditions or injuries include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Injuries related to overuse, cysts and arthritis
Contact an Orthopaedic Specialist Today!
Learn more about our board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic specialists online or by calling 262-334-1641 ext. 2404 or 800-825-0513.