Damaged bones and joints can cause significant pain and limit your ability to function the way you want to. At The Medical Center of Southeast Texas, we offer a variety of orthopedic services – from advanced diagnostic imaging technology, to innovative surgical procedures and rehabilitation programs – to help you get back on tract. Among the services we provide are:
- Arthroscopic surgery
- Ligament reconstruction
- Repair of broken bones
- Total joint replacement
- Treatment for spine and back conditions
Advances in Orthopedic Care
Not 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.
The Medical Center Becomes Hip & Knee Replacement Center of Excellence
The Medical Center of Southeast Texas is participating in a Medicare initiative called the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model. The CJR model aims to promote quality and financial accountability for care surrounding lower-extremity joint replacement (LEJR) procedures, commonly referred to as hip and knee replacements and/or other major leg procedures.
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 comforts of home sooner and generally experience less pain and faster healing.
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 a patient’s 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.
Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR)
The Medical Center of Southeast Texas is participating in a Medicare initiative called the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model.
A Personal “Coach”
We encourage our total joint replacement patients to designate a “coach,” a friend or relative who can support them before, during and after their surgery. You and your coach will be educated at the same time so you both understand what is necessary for a successful outcome and full recovery.
Education = Preparation
We believe that by helping you understand what to expect during total joint replacement surgery, you are better able to approach recovery with a positive attitude. All total joint replacement patients are offered pre-operative counseling for you and your coach. You are not alone through the surgical process. If the nurse identifies an area where you may need more support, he/she helps connect you to the right resources.
Rehabilitation = Restoration
Our physical medicine and rehabilitation gym is there to help you get moving again. Our therapy and nursing teams are dedicated to getting you up and moving to enhance your long-term outcomes.
Game Changing Sports Medicine
Whether you’re a professional athlete or simply a weekend warrior, we offer sports medicine services to help you get back in the game as soon as possible. Orthopedic surgeons on the medical staff collaborate with a team of highly trained professionals, including physical therapists and radiologists, to evaluate and treat sports injuries, perform surgical procedures, administer physical therapy and oversee rehabilitation. The ultimate goal: to repair damaged muscles, bones and joints while building strength, flexibility and endurance to prevent future sports-related problems. We provide treatments for a wide variety of sports-related issues, including:
- Muscle strains, sprains and cramps
- Frozen shoulders and joint pain
- Tendonitis (i.e., tennis elbow)
- Runner’s Knee (patellofemoral pain)
- Shin splints
- Sprained or twisted ankles
- Achilles tendon injuries
- Foot arch pains and strains
- Stress fractures
Total Motion Orthopedic Seminars
Joint replacement isn’t what it used to be, thankfully it is much better. Our highly trained Orthopedic Surgeons will discuss minimally invasive surgery options for joint replacement and explain how today’s advanced technology can help you with faster recoveries. Learn how to get back to the life you enjoy living! To register for our upcoming seminars Click Here.
One Step Ahead – Total Joint Education Class
If you are scheduled for joint replacement surgery at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas please join us for our free “One Step Ahead – Total Joint Education” class. This class will discuss details of the surgery, hospitalization, post-operative care and much more. One Step Ahead is taught by members of our orthopedic team and they will be available to answer all of your questions. To register for our Updcoming Joint Education Class Click Here.