Joint Repair & Replacement
Many people with joint pain do a lot to delay treatment. They take over-the-counter meds. They change how they move to compensate for the pain. They even cut back on some of their favorite activities because they don’t want to deal with the aches.
But you don’t have to live like that. All of our orthopedic specialists are board-certified or board eligible, meaning they have completed extensive training in orthopedic medicine and surgery. Discover how we can help alleviate pain and get you back to living your best life.
The most often shoulder injuries involve the muscles, ligaments and tendons, rather than the bones. Shoulders are held in place by a group of four muscles and tendons, called a rotator cuff. Pain in your should can have many causes.
Types of Shoulder Treatments
Depending on the severity and location of your shoulder injury, your physician might recommend:
Hip pain can be debilitating. It’s painful to walk and sometimes, even sitting can hurt. Problems within the hip joint itself tend to result in pain on the inside of your hip or your groin. Hip pain on the outside of your hip (upper thigh or outer buttock) is commonly caused by problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissues surrounding your hip joint.
Types of Hip Treatments
Hip pain may be caused by arthritis, injuries or other problems. Some of the common forms of hip treatments include:
Knee pain affects people of all ages. Knee pain can be the result from an injury, arthritis, gout or infections. A knee injury can affect any of the ligaments, tendons or fluid-filled sacs (bursae) that surround your knee joint, as well as the bones, cartilage and ligaments that form the joint itself.
Types of Knee Treatments
Some of the more common knee treatments include:
The Total Joint Center at Stormont Vail Health
The Stormont Vail Total Joint Center is designed especially for patients who are having hip, knee, or shoulder joint replacement surgery at Stormont Vail Hospital. A surgeon or charge nurse can refer you to the program.
As one of our patients, you will receive the Stormont Vail Total Joint Center Patient Handbook. Additionally, all patients are followed by a Care Manager who answers questions patients may have, pre and post-op.
Orthopedic Surgeon Casey Whale, M.D., Joins Stormont Vail Health
Stormont Vail Health is proud to announce that Casey Whale, M.D., has joined our medical team and will practice as an orthopedic surgeon, located at Cotton O’Neil Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, 2660 SW 3rd St., Topeka, Kan., 66606. Dr. Whale is an adult reconstructive orthopedic surgeon who specializes in complex primary total knee and total…
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