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Orthopedics

West Park Hospital partners with the Northern Wyoming Surgical Center in order to provide convenient surgical care. West Park Hospital has the reputation as the Big Horn Regional Medical center of choice for total joint replacements and orthopedic surgical procedures.

Our skilled orthopedic surgeons are recognized as top surgeons in their specialties. Our trained surgical staff consists of surgical assistants, nurses and physical therapists who are experienced in providing comprehensive orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation. 

Orthopedic Procedures

Elbow

  • Absorbable Antibiotic Bead Treatment for Osteomyelitis
    This procedure is used to implant antibiotic-impregnated beads of calcium sulfate or calcium phosphate into infected bone. The beads deliver medication directly to the source of the infection. This is important, because infected bone often has a poor blood supply, and oral antibiotics may not be able to reach the infection through the bloodstream.
  • Arthroscopic Debridement of the Elbow
    This outpatient procedure, performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, allows the physician to examine the cartilage, bones, ligaments and tendons of the elbow for damage or disorders. The physician uses a small camera, called an arthroscope, which is inserted into the elbow.
  • Computed Tomography (CT) Scan
    CT scans, sometimes called CAT scans, are specialized x-rays used to diagnose and treat certain medical conditions. CT scans are most commonly used to study the chest, brain, abdomen and pelvis. They are helpful in diagnosing cancers, vascular diseases and bone injuries.
  • Cubital Tunnel Release at the Elbow
    This outpatient procedure, performed under general or regional anesthesia, alleviates compression of the ulnar nerve. This nerve travels along the inner side of the elbow to the hand. Cubital tunnel release is used to treat cubital tunnel syndrome.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
    This noninvasive medical imaging technique uses a powerful magnetic field to create a detailed three-dimensional view of the inside of the body. The images it produces are similar to those generated by a CT scan. However, MRI images provide a much clearer view of soft tissues. This makes MRI a valuable diagnostic tool for the visualization of cancer, infection, internal bleeding and soft tissue trauma.
  • Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction (Tommy John Surgery)
    This procedure is designed to repair a torn elbow ligament – an injury typically caused by strong, repetitive overhead throwing motions of the arm or by dislocation of the elbow. It was first performed in 1974 on baseball pitcher Tommy John.
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection Overview
    This non-surgical therapy is an injection of a concentrated mixture of the patient’s own blood. PRP injections have been shown to relieve acute and chronic pain and accelerate healing of injured tissues and joints.
  • Radial Tunnel Release at the Elbow
    This outpatient procedure, performed under general or regional anesthesia, alleviates compression of the radial nerve. This nerve travels along the outer side of the elbow and down to the hand. Radial tunnel release is used to treat radial tunnel syndrome.
  • Jones Fracture Fixation (Intramedullary Screw)
    This procedure is used to correct a Jones fracture – a fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone of the foot. During this procedure, the surgeon inserts a screw into the metatarsal to stabilize the bone and allow it to heal properly.
  • Lateral Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
    This procedure is performed to correct chronic ankle instability that has not responded to treatment such as physical therapy. Ankle instability occurs when ligaments are stretched or torn. A simple repair, known as the Brostrom-Gould technique, is ideal for athletes who need to retain full range of motion.

Foot & Ankle

  • Absorbable Antibiotic Bead Treatment for Osteomyelitis
    This procedure is used to implant antibiotic-impregnated beads of calcium sulfate or calcium phosphate into infected bone. The beads deliver medication directly to the source of the infection. This is important, because infected bone often has a poor blood supply, and oral antibiotics may not be able to reach the infection through the bloodstream.
  • Achilles Tendon Lengthening
    This procedure is designed to treat problems with the Achilles tendon, such as chronic tendonitis or a short or contracted Achilles tendon. A series of cuts is created in the tendon to allow it to stretch and lengthen.
  • Ankle Fracture Surgery
    This surgical procedure is used to correct a fracture of the fibula or tibia in the ankle joint. The procedure involves attachment of a fixation plate made of stainless steel or titanium to the fibula and use of screws or fixation plate on the tibia to stabilize the bones and allow healing.
  • Ankle Fusion, Transfibular
    This surgical procedure is performed to treat severe arthritis or injury of the ankle joint. During the procedure, the surgeon removes damaged bone and cartilage and fuses the joint. This stabilizes the ankle and relieves pain.
  • Ankle Replacement
    This surgical procedure is performed to remove portions of the ankle that are diseased or severely injured and to implant a device that will help manage pain and restore mobility to the ankle.
  • Arthroscopic Ankle Cartilage Repair
    This minimally invasive procedure is used to repair damaged cartilage in the ankle joint.
  • Arthrosurface HemiCAP Resurfacing for the Great Toe
    This procedure uses a small, metal, cap-like implant to cover damaged or missing articular cartilage in the joint of the great toe, restoring mobility to the toe. Articular cartilage covers the surfaces of bones in the joint, allowing them to glide smoothly against each other. This procedure is commonly used to treat hallux rigidus, or stiff big toe.
  • Bunion Correction with Scarf and Akin Osteotomy
    This procedure is used to correct a bunion, a deformity of the joint at the base of the big toe. During this procedure, portions of bone are removed and the bones of the foot and toe are aligned properly, eliminating the bump on the inner side of the foot.
  • Bunionectomy With Wedge Osteotomy
    A bunionectomy is performed to correct a deformity of the big toe joint. One of the most common and effective bunion removal procedures is an osteotomy, which removes a portion of bone from the big toe. Bunionectomy An incision is made along the top or side of the big toe joint. The bunion, or side […]
  • Bunionette Deformity Correction (Distal Fifth Metatarsal Osteotomy
    This surgical procedure is performed to correct a bunionette, a bony bump on the outer side of the foot at the base of the fifth toe. During this procedure, the surgeon realigns the head of the metatarsal and removes excess bone to eliminate the prominence and give the foot a more natural shape.
  • Cheilectomy
    A bunionectomy is performed to correct a deformity of the big toe joint. One of the most common and effective bunion removal procedures is an osteotomy, which removes a portion of bone from the big toe.
  • Computed Tomography (CT) Scan
    CT scans, sometimes called CAT scans, are specialized x-rays used to diagnose and treat certain medical conditions. CT scans are most commonly used to study the chest, brain, abdomen and pelvis. They are helpful in diagnosing cancers, vascular diseases and bone injuries.
  • Debridement of the Achilles Tendon
    This surgical procedure is performed to correct a gradual degeneration of the Achilles tendon resulting from tears in the tendon that have not healed properly. Removal of the degenerative tissue in the tendon can minimize pain and help the tendon heal.
  • Diagnostic Ankle Arthroscopy
    Arthroscopic surgery is used to diagnose and treat many joint problems. It is commonly performed to evaluate and repair ligament injuries; remove scar tissue, damaged cartilage and bone fragments; and evaluate the extent of arthritis.
  • Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy (EPF)
    This minimally-invasive outpatient procedure is performed to relieve pain caused by chronic plantar fasciitis. This condition is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of connective tissue that travels across the bottom of the foot between the toes and the heel. This procedure may be performed with local or regional anesthesia and sedation.
  • Excision of Morton’s Neuromas
    Morton’s neuroma is an enlarged nerve, compressed or pinched between the bones and the ligament that holds them together. This procedure eases the pain by releasing pressure from the nerve or removing the nerve.
  • First Metatarsal-phalangeal joint (MTP) Arthrodesis
    This surgical procedure is performed to help relieve pain in the front of the foot and correct deformities in the MTP joint of the big toe caused by injury, arthritis or genetic defect. The procedure fuses the bone at the base of the big toe to the first metatarsal bone of the foot.
  • Fixation for LisFranc Injury
    This procedure uses screws to repair broken or dislocated bones in the midfoot.
  • Hammertoe Correction (PIP Joint Arthroplasty)
    This surgical procedure is used to correct a hammertoe, a deformity of the toe that causes the toe to become permanently frozen in a bent position. During this procedure, a small piece of bone is removed to shorten the toe and allow it to straighten.
  • Kidner Procedure
    This surgical procedure is designed to relieve pain in the foot by removing an inflamed or damaged accessory navicular, an extra bone in the foot that is found in certain people.
  • Lapidus Procedure for Bunion Correction
    This procedure is used to correct a bunion, a bony bump at the base of the great toe caused by excess bone growth and misalignment of the bones of the foot and toe. This procedure removes the bump and brings the toe back into proper alignment.
  • Lateral Column Lengthening (Evans Osteotomy) for Adult Acquired Flatfoot
    This surgical procedure is used to modify the shape of the foot, creating an arch to correct the condition of pes planus (commonly called flat foot or fallen arch). It can dramatically change the shape of the foot, giving the foot a more normal appearance.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
    This noninvasive medical imaging technique uses a powerful magnetic field to create a detailed three-dimensional view of the inside of the body. The images it produces are similar to those generated by a CT scan. However, MRI images provide a much clearer view of soft tissues. This makes MRI a valuable diagnostic tool for the visualization of cancer, infection, internal bleeding and soft tissue trauma.
  • Mallet Toe Correction (DIP Joint Arthroplasty)
    This surgical procedure is used to correct a mallet toe, a deformity of the toe that causes the toe to become permanently frozen in a bent position. During this procedure, a small piece of bone is removed to shorten the toe and allow it to straighten.
  • Metatarsal Fracture Fixation (Open Reduction and Internal Fixation)
    This procedure is used to correct a fracture of one or more of the long bones of the foot. During this procedure, the surgeon stabilizes the bones with hardware to allow the bones to heal properly.
  • Midfoot Fusion
    This surgical procedure is performed to help relieve pain in the foot and correct deformities in the midfoot caused by injury, trauma, arthritis, or genetic defect. The procedure fuses any combination of the navicular, cuboid and cuneiform bones in the midfoot.
  • Partial Nail Removal (Matrixectomy)
    This procedure is used to remove the problem portion of an ingrown toenail and to prevent the ingrown toenail from recurring. Matrixectomy is performed under local anesthetic, and requires only a few minutes to complete.
  • Plantar Fascia Release (Open Technique)
    This outpatient procedure is a surgical cutting of part of the plantar fascia, a thick band of connective tissue that supports the foot’s arch. By partially cutting this tissue, the surgeon releases tension and allows the tendon to lengthen. This procedure is commonly performed to relieve pain caused by plantar fasciitis.
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection Treatment for Achilles Tendonitis
    This non-surgical procedure is used to treat Achilles tendonitis (an inflammation of the Achilles tendon from overuse) with an injection of the patient’s own blood platelets. The concentrated platelets promote natural healing and reduction of inflammation.
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection Treatment for Peroneal Tendonitis
    This non-surgical procedure is used to treat peroneal tendonitis (an inflammation of one or both peroneal tendons on the outer side of the ankle) with an injection of the patient’s own blood platelets. The concentrated platelets promote natural healing and reduction of inflammation.
  • Resection of Haglunds Deformity
    This outpatient procedure is used to treat Haglund’s deformity by removing the bony bump on the back of the calceneus (the heel bone).
  • Subtalar Fusion
    This surgical procedure is used to help relieve pain in the joint beneath the ankle joint and correct deformities in the hindfoot caused by injury, arthritis, or genetic defect. The procedure fuses the calcaneus (the heel bone) to the talus, the bone that connects the foot to the ankle.
  • Surgery for Achilles Tendon Rupture
    This surgical procedure is used to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon, the large tendon that travels down the back of the ankle. This procedure will help the tendon heal properly, restoring function to the foot and ankle.
  • Total Ankle Joint Replacement (Wright INBONE ||)
    This surgical procedure is performed to remove portions of the ankle that are diseased or severely injured and to implant a device that will help manage pain and restore mobility to the ankle.
  • Triple Arthrodesis
    This surgical procedure is used to help relieve pain in the ankle joint and correct deformities in the hindfoot caused by injury, arthritis, or genetic defect. The procedure fuses the three main joints in the hindfoot that allow side-to-side movement – the calcaneo-cuboid, talonavicular, and subtalar joints.
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis
    This non-surgical procedure is used to treat an irritation of the plantar fascia – a band of tissue that extends from the heel bone (calcaneus) to the ball of the foot – with an injection of the patient’s own blood platelets. The concentrated platelets promote natural healing and reduction of inflammation.

Hand & Wrist

  • Basal Joint Surgery
    Pain in the basal joint caused by arthritis makes it difficult for patients to grip and hold or twist objects between the thumb and fingers. This surgical procedure removes and rebuilds the basal joint.
  • Computed Tomography (CT) Scan
    CT scans, sometimes called CAT scans, are specialized x-rays used to diagnose and treat certain medical conditions. CT scans are most commonly used to study the chest, brain, abdomen and pelvis. They are helpful in diagnosing cancers, vascular diseases and bone injuries.
  • De Quervain’s Release
    This outpatient procedure relieves the symptoms of De Quervain’s tenosynovitis by releasing the tendon sheath that wraps around the tendons at the base of the thumb. This relieves pressure and friction on the tendons, allowing them to glide freely.
  • Digital Mucous Cyst Excision
    This outpatient procedure is used to remove a mucous cyst, a small, fluid-filled sac that forms on back of the finger near the base of the fingernail.
  • Digital Nerve Repair
    This microsurgical procedure is used to reconnect the severed ends of a nerve in the hand to allow the nerve to heal and to reduce the possibility that a neuroma will form. Nerve repair can help restore sensation and muscle function, however, in many cases normal sensation and function is not fully restored.
  • Distal Radius Fracture Repair with Volar Plate
    This procedure uses a metal implant to stabilize a fracture in the radius near the wrist. The radius is the largest of the bones of the forearm.
  • Finger Felon Drainage
    The purpose of this procedure is to drain the pus and relieve the pressure and pain that results from an abscess in the pad of the fingertip, called a felon. Although commonly performed on an outpatient basis, severe infections may require hospitalization and antibiotics.
  • Finger Fracture Fixation
    This procedure uses pins, screws or metal plates to repair broken bones in the fingers. The actual fixation method will depend on the location and pattern of the break.
  • Finger Joint Fusion (DIP Joint)
    This outpatient procedure is used to resolve the pain of a severely arthritic joint of the finger by permanently stopping finger movement. This is most commonly used for the joint nearest the fingertip, called the DIP joint, although any joint in the finger can be fused.
  • Ganglion Cyst Removal
    This outpatient procedure is used to remove a ganglion cyst, a fluid-filled sac that forms as a herniation from a joint capsule, ligament or tendon sheath. Ganglion cysts commonly develop at the wrist.
  • Joint Synovectomy
    This procedure removes diseased or damaged synovium, a thin layer of tissue that lines joint capsules and tendon sheaths and provides lubrication for movement. The synovium can be inflamed for a variety of reasons, most commonly rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Limited Palmar Fasciectomy for Dupuytren’s Contracture
    This surgical procedure is performed to treat fingers that have become flexed because of Dupuytren’s contracture. In this procedure, the thickened and contracted part of the fascia – the layer of tissue just beneath the skin – is removed. There are many variations of this surgery based on the severity of the condition.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
    This noninvasive medical imaging technique uses a powerful magnetic field to create a detailed three-dimensional view of the inside of the body. The images it produces are similar to those generated by a CT scan. However, MRI images provide a much clearer view of soft tissues. This makes MRI a valuable diagnostic tool for the visualization of cancer, infection, internal bleeding and soft tissue trauma.
  • Open Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery
    This procedure is performed to relieve pressure on the median nerve, alleviating the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome and restoring normal sensation to the hand and fingers. The procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis.
  • Tendon Repair
    This procedure, performed under general anesthesia, is used to repair a ruptured or severed tendon in the finger or thumb.
  • Trigger Digit Release
    During this minimally-invasive procedure, the surgeon opens a narrowed tendon pulley at the base of the finger or thumb affected by trigger digit. Opening the pulley prevents the nodule from catching, allowing the affected digit to flex and extend normally with no triggering or pain.
  • Wrist Arthroscopy
    This minimally invasive outpatient procedure allows the surgeon to evaluate and treat injuries and disorders of the ligaments, cartilage, and bones of the wrist. The surgeon uses a small camera, called an arthroscope, and tiny instruments which are inserted through small incisions in the wrist.
  • Wrist Fusion (Total Wrist Arthrodesis)
    This surgical procedure relieves pain and corrects deformities of the wrist caused by injury, trauma, arthritis, or genetic defect. The procedure fuses the radius, the carpal and metacarpal bones.

Hip

  • Computer-Assisted Hip Replacement Surgery
    In this minimally-invasive surgical procedure the surgeon replaces the hip joint with the aid of a computer guidance system. The system aids the surgeon in preparing and aligning the joint with the highest degree of accuracy.
  • Core Decompression for Avascular Necrosis of the Hip
    This procedure treats avascular necrosis by removing degenerated and dead bone tissue and creating room for new, healthy tissue to grow. It typically works best for people who are in the earliest stages of the disease.
  • Femur Fracture Fixation with Dynamic Hip Screw
    This surgical procedure uses a metal plate and screws to repair a fractured femur. It retains the femoral head, allowing for more natural movement of the hip joint.
  • Femur Fracture Fixation with Intramedullary Rod
    This surgical procedure stabilizes severe fractures of the femur by placing a metal rod into the center of the femur.
  • Fluoroscopic Guided Hip Injection
    This non-operative, outpatient procedure is designed to provide relief for patients with arthritis of the hip joint. The technique allows the physician to inject numbing and anti-inflammatory medications with maximum accuracy.
  • Hip Arthroscopy
    This outpatient procedure is an examination of the inside of the hip joint. The surgeon uses miniature instruments and a small camera (called an arthroscope) to see inside the joint. Arthroscopy can be used to diagnose and treat problems of the joint.
  • Hip Fracture Treatment with Surgical Screws
    This surgical procedure uses metal surgical screws to repair a fracture of the femur. This procedure is typically used for patients who have minimal damage to the bone and minimal shifting from the fracture.
  • Hip Hemiarthroplasty (Bipolar)
    This surgical procedure replaces the head of a damaged femur with an implant designed to stabilize the femur and restore hip function. Unlike total hip replacement, in which both the ball of the femur and the hip socket are replaced, in this procedure, only the ball is replaced.
  • Internal Screw Fixation for Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)
    This surgical procedure is used to stabilize a femoral head that has slipped off the neck of the femur. One or more screws are inserted through the neck and into the femoral head.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
    This noninvasive medical imaging technique uses a powerful magnetic field to create a detailed three-dimensional view of the inside of the body. The images it produces are similar to those generated by a CT scan. However, MRI images provide a much clearer view of soft tissues. This makes MRI a valuable diagnostic tool for the visualization of cancer, infection, internal bleeding and soft tissue trauma.
  • Mini Total Hip Replacement
    This procedure uses a small incision to replace the diseased and damaged portion of the hip joint. Patients feel less pain and recover more quickly compared to patients who undergo traditional hip replacement surgery, which requires a longer incision. While this procedure uses specialized surgical tools, the implants used are the same as the ones used in traditional surgery.
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection Overview
    This non-surgical therapy is an injection of a concentrated mixture of the patient’s own blood. PRP injections have been shown to relieve acute and chronic pain and accelerate healing of injured tissues and joints.
  • Revision Hip Surgery
    This surgery option replaces worn artificial hip parts and damaged bone with new metal, plastic or ceramic components. The new components restore normal hip joint stability.
  • Revision Hip with Allograft
    Revision hip is performed to replace worn artificial hip parts and damaged bone with new metal, plastic or ceramic components. Several revision options are available, chosen based on the condition of the patient’s bones. This animation will show multiple revision techniques.
  • Total Hip Replacement
    This surgery replaces diseased and damaged portions of the hip with implants designed to restore function to the hip joint.
  • Total Hip Replacement – Anterior Approach
    This surgery option replaces diseased and damaged portions of the hip with implants designed to restore function to the hip joint. The surgeon uses an incision on the anterolateral part of the hip, instead of a more traditional incision on the side or back of the joint.

Knee

  • Absorbable Antibiotic Bead Treatment for Osteomyelitis
    This procedure is used to implant antibiotic-impregnated beads of calcium sulfate or calcium phosphate into infected bone. The beads deliver medication directly to the source of the infection. This is important, because infected bone often has a poor blood supply, and oral antibiotics may not be able to reach the infection through the bloodstream.
  • ACL Reconstruction
    This procedure replaces a damaged anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The ACL connects the front top of the tibia (the lower leg bone), to the rear bottom of the femur (the thigh bone).
  • ACL Reconstruction (Arthrex TightRope)
    The anterior cruciate ligament, commonly called the ACL, is one of the ligaments that connects the femur to the tibia. During this procedure, a damaged ACL is replaced with a graft. The surgeon performs this procedure with the aid of an arthroscopic camera.
  • Arthroscopic Chondroplasty
    This outpatient procedure is used to repair a small area of damaged cartilage in the knee. The damaged tissue is removed, allowing healthy cartilage to grow in its place. It is performed through small incisions on the sides of the knee with the aid of a small video camera called an arthroscope.
  • Aspiration of the Prepatellar Bursa
    This outpatient procedure relieves pain and swelling in the knee caused by bursitis, or inflammation of the bursa. The bursa is a fluid-filled sac between the skin and patella (commonly called the kneecap).
  • Autologous Chondrocyte Transplantation
    This surgical procedure replaces damaged cartilage in the knee joint with healthy cartilage cells. These cells are harvested from healthy portions of the knee and are grown in a lab for implantation. This procedure is usually performed in two stages, with two separate surgeries.
  • Cartilage Repair
    This technique is designed to treat and repair cartilage defects by regenerating the patient’s own hyaline cartilage, (a weight-bearing cartilage that lines the surface of the knee joint).
  • Cartilage Repair (Biologic Path with Chondrocyte Transplantation)
    This technique is designed to treat and repair cartilage defects by regenerating the patient’s own cartilage cells.
  • HYALGAN Injection for Knee Pain (Fluoroscopic Guided)
    During this non-operative, outpatient procedure, the physician injects a pain relief medication called HYALGAN@ into the knee joint. The HYALGAN will help the knee move smoothly, reducing or relieving the pain of osteoarthritis.
  • Joint Arthroscopy
    Arthroscopic surgery is used to diagnose and treat many joint problems. This significant advance in joint care allows for a rapid return to improved activity. Most commonly used in knees, shoulders and ankles, the arthroscope can also be used for the spine, hips, wrists, and elbows. This animation shows the knee joint.
  • Lateral Release and Medial Imbrication
    This procedure is designed to loosen or tighten ligaments on either side of the patella (kneecap) to improve the movement of the patella in patients suffering from patellar tracking disorder. This procedure is usually performed arthroscopically through one or two small incisions near the patella.
  • Loose Body Removal (Knee)
    This minimally-invasive outpatient procedure, performed under local anesthetic, removes bits of bone, cartilage or other tissue that have broken free and are floating within the knee joint.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
    This noninvasive medical imaging technique uses a powerful magnetic field to create a detailed three-dimensional view of the inside of the body. The images it produces are similar to those generated by a CT scan. However, MRI images provide a much clearer view of soft tissues. This makes MRI a valuable diagnostic tool for the visualization of cancer, infection, internal bleeding and soft tissue trauma.
  • Meniscal Transplant
    This outpatient procedure is performed to replace lost or severely damaged meniscal cartilage in the knee joint. In a healthy knee, this cartilage is present in two c-shaped wedges called menisci. Each one is called a meniscus. These wedges help cushion and stabilize the knee. This procedure is performed under general anesthesia with the aid of a small camera, called an arthroscope, and miniature instruments.
  • Meniscus Repair
    The meniscus is a band of cartilage in the knee that acts as a shock absorber and provides stability to the knee joint. The meniscus helps protect the articular cartilage, the smooth covering on the ends of the femur and tibia. If a meniscus tears, it can often be repaired through arthroscopic surgery.
  • Microfracture Drilling Procedure for Isolated Chondral Defect
    This minimally-invasive procedure repairs damaged cartilage in the knee joint. Small holes are drilled into the bone at the base of the damaged area to stimulate the growth of healthy “scar” cartilage.
  • Mini Incision Total Knee Replacement
    Mini-incision Total Knee Arthroplasty or MIS TKA, replaces the damaged and painful areas of the knee joint with metal and polyethylene plastic parts. The MIS total knee procedure is performed through an incision that is smaller than the incision used for traditional total knee replacement surgery. This technique reduces blood loss and pain and allows for a shorter recovery.
  • OATS Cartilage Repair Surgery
    This procedure replaces areas of damaged cartilage with grafts of the patient’s own healthy hyaline cartilage. The procedure, also known as mosaicplasty, is performed using small instruments through incisions on the sides of the knee. The surgeon uses a small video camera called an arthroscope to see inside the joint and guide the instruments.
  • Partial Knee Replacement (using OXFORD implant)
    Unlike total knee replacement surgery, this less invasive procedure replaces only the damaged or arthritic parts of the knee. The OXFORD® unicompartmental knee uses metal and plastic implants designed to potentially last longer and wear down less easily than traditional implants.
  • Partial Meniscectomy
    This minimally-invasive outpatient procedure is designed to remove the damaged portion of the meniscus, a layer of cartilage on top of the tibia that cushions and stabilizes the knee joint. The procedure may be performed with local or regional anesthetic.
  • Patellofemoral Replacement
    This surgical procedure removes portions of damaged cartilage on the femur in the knee joint that have been rubbing against the underside of the patella, causing pain and loss of mobility. This cartilage is then replaced with a specially-designed implant.
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection Overview
    This non-surgical therapy is an injection of a concentrated mixture of the patient’s own blood. PRP injections have been shown to relieve acute and chronic pain and accelerate healing of injured tissues and joints.
  • Revision Knee Surgery
    This procedure replaces worn artificial knee parts and damaged bone with metal and plastic components.
  • Tibial Osteotomy with Closed Wedge
    This surgical procedure is used in cases where osteoarthritis has affected only one side of the knee joint. The tibia is cut and realigned so that pressure is shifted from the damaged side of the knee joint to the healthier side.
  • Tibial Osteotomy with Open Wedge
    This surgical procedure is used in cases where osteoarthritis has affected only one side of the knee joint. The tibia is cut and realigned so that pressure is shifted from the damaged side of the knee joint to the healthier side.
  • Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy
    This procedure, also called bone realignment, is designed to improve the movement of the patella (the kneecap) to correct patellar tracking disorder. The procedure usually requires hospitalization and general anesthesia.
  • Total Knee Replacement
    This procedure restores function to a severely damaged knee. Most commonly, it is used to repair a knee that has been damaged by arthritis. During the procedure, the surgeon replaces the damaged portions of the knee with artificial parts. These parts consist of a metal femoral component, a metal tibial component and a plastic spacer. A small plastic patellar component may also be used.
  • Total Knee Replacement (Computer-Assisted Robotic Knee Replacement)
    This procedure replaces degenerated cartilage in the knee joint with implants to restore function and eliminate pain. The surgeon plans and performs the surgery with the aid of robotic instruments and a computer guidance system.
  • Uni Knee Resurfacing (Onlay)
    Unlike total knee replacement surgery, this less-invasive procedure replaces only the damaged or arthritic parts of the knee.
  • Visco-supplementation for Arthritis of the Knee
    This nonsurgical procedure is an injection of a gel-like medication into the knee joint to supplement or replace the thick synovial fluid that cushions the joint. This treatment can help reduce the pain of arthritis.

Shoulder

  • Absorbable Antibiotic Bead Treatment for Osteomyelitis
    This procedure is used to implant antibiotic-impregnated beads of calcium sulfate or calcium phosphate into infected bone. The beads deliver medication directly to the source of the infection. This is important, because infected bone often has a poor blood supply, and oral antibiotics may not be able to reach the infection through the bloodstream.
  • Arthroscopic Bankart Repair
    This arthroscopic procedure is used to repair a detached labrum. The labrum is a thick band of cartilage attached to the glenoid. It lines the shoulder socket and helps keep the ball of the humerus in place.
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
    This surgical procedure is used to inspect and reattach torn tendons in the shoulder’s rotator cuff. The initial part of the surgery is performed arthroscopically through small tubes. In some cases, open surgery may be needed to repair large tears.
  • Biceps Tenodesis
    This minimally-invasive surgical procedure is used to repair a rupture or partial tear of the biceps tendon in the shoulder, or to treat chronic tendinitis. In this procedure, the Long Head of Biceps (LHB) tendon is reattached to the top of the humerus, relieving pain, discomfort and restoring stability and strength to the arm.
  • Computed Tomography (CT) Scan
    CT scans, sometimes called CAT scans, are specialized x-rays used to diagnose and treat certain medical conditions. CT scans are most commonly used to study the chest, brain, abdomen and pelvis. They are helpful in diagnosing cancers, vascular diseases and bone injuries.
  • Distal Clavicle Excision (Resection Arthroscopic Technique)
    During this minimally-invasive procedure, the surgeon removes the end of the clavicle at the acromioclavicular joint in the shoulder. Removing this portion of bone will decompress the joint. It will help relieve the pain and loss of motion caused by arthritis or impingement. This procedure is performed with a small camera, called an arthroscope, and miniature instruments.
  • Glenohumeral Debridement
    This minimally-invasive procedure is used to remove tissue in the shoulder joint that has been damaged from arthritis, overuse or injury. The physician uses a small camera, called an arthroscope, which is inserted into the shoulder joint.
  • Joint Injection (Therapeutic Shoulder)
    This outpatient injection procedure relieves pain in the shoulder and arm caused by arthritis, injury or disorder.
  • Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repair
    This surgical procedure is used to inspect and reattach torn tendons in the shoulder’s rotator cuff. The initial part of the surgery is performed arthroscopically through small tubes. An open incision may be needed if the damage is severe.
  • ORIF Surgery for Proximal Humerus Fracture
    This surgical procedure repairs a break in the proximal end of the humerus. ORIF stands for Open Reduction Internal Fixation. During this procedure, an incision will be made and a metal plate will be attached to the humerus to hold the bone in place while it heals.
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection Overview
    This non-surgical therapy is an injection of a concentrated mixture of the patient’s own blood. PRP injections have been shown to relieve acute and chronic pain and accelerate healing of injured tissues and joints.
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
    This surgery removes the damaged or diseased ball end of the humerus bone and replaces it with an artificial joint that completely reverses the structure of the shoulder.
  • Rotator Cuff Repair (Mini-Open Supraspinatus Tendon-to-Bone Insertion)
    This surgical procedure is used to repair a torn supraspinatus tendon, one of the tendons that forms the rotator cuff of the shoulder. During this procedure, the tendon is reattached firmly to the head of the humerus.
  • Shoulder Impingement Surgery
    This outpatient procedure relieves pain by decompressing the tight space around the rotator tendon of the shoulder joint. The surgeon removes the bursa and trims back the acromion bone to allow for normal pain-free motion. In most cases, this procedure is performed arthroscopically.
  • SLAP Repair
    This arthroscopic procedure is performed to repair a tear of the biceps tendon at the point where it connects to the labrum, a ring of cartilage that surrounds the shoulder socket. A tear at this point is called a SLAP (Superior Labrum Anterior-Posterior) tear. SLAP repair is performed under general and regional anesthesia, and patients usually leave the hospital the same day.
  • Subacromial Injection
    During this procedure, a mixture of anesthesia and anti-inflammatory medication is injected into the space between the acromion and the head of the humerus bone. This injection can be used to treat a variety of painful conditions, including adhesive capsulitis, rotator cuff tendinosis, and impingement syndrome. The physician may choose an injection site on the front, side or rear of the shoulder.
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
    This surgery replaces the damaged or diseased head of the humerus (also called the ball) and cartilage from the shoulder joint with a metal and plastic joint.
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection for Shoulder Pain
    This non-operative, outpatient procedure is designed to provide relief for patients with pain in the shoulder from conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and adhesive capsulitis. The technique allows the physician to inject an inflammation-reducing steroid with maximum accuracy.

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Cody, WY 82414
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