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The St. Francis Orthopaedic Institute provides operative and nonoperative care for foot and ankle disorders. We treat most acute and chronic conditions of the foot and ankle, offering state-of-the-art options for simple and complicated disorders. We are one of the few providers in our region that offers total ankle replacement as an alternative treatment for degenerative arthritis of the ankle.
Conditions treated include but are not limited to:
The St. Francis Orthopaedic Institute provides comprehensive treatment for adult and pediatric patients with conditions affecting the hand, wrist or elbow.
We treat most acute and chronic conditions of the hand and wrist and offer state-of-the-art options for simple and complicated disorders including endoscopic carpal tunnel release, reconstructive surgery of the hand for arthritis, nerve repair, trigger finger release, and repairs of the hand or wrist after sports injuries or falls.
The St. Francis Orthopaedic Institure offers many treatments for the more than 100 different arthritic conditions. Our highly experienced surgeons provide operative and nonoperative care for the arthritic joints of the upper and lower extremities. Our nonoperative treatment consists of bracing, medications and intraarticular injections, such as hyaluronate acid.
The St. Francis Orthopaedic Institure provides patients with comprehensive evaluation and management of all shoulder and elbow conditions. Our surgeons are regionally, nationally, and internationally recognized leaders and experts in shoulder surgery.
The St. Francis Orthopaedic Institute offers operative and nonoperative care for more than 100 different arthritic conditions of the upper and lower extremities. Our nonoperative treatment consists of bracing, medications and intraarticular injections, such as hyaluronate acid. When indicated, we can treat arthritis through surgery ranging from arthroscopy to osteochondral allograft transplant, to osteotomy and to total joint replacement.
Over the past four decades, total joint replacement has evolved into a highly successful operative treatment for arthritis. Our surgeons are well trained in primary and revision arthroplasty of the upper and lower extremities. In addition, we offer less-common joint arthroplasty procedures, including unicompartmental knee replacement, patellofemoral arthroplasty, hip-joint resurfacing and computer-assisted surgery.
Patient education is a key to successful surgical outcome. We have developed joint education classes that patients attend before surgery. The classes fully inform the patient and his or her family about everything that will occur while in the hospital. During the classes, patients also complete a thorough preoperative workup and evaluation.
Our team focuses on helping the patient control pain during his or her hospitalization, mobilize the day of surgery, participate in more aggressive physical therapy, and discharge to home or a rehabilitation facility one to two days after surgery. After surgery, patients are transferred to a dedicated orthopaedic floor that caters to their needs. All of the nurses are well trained, highly motivated, and eager to provide top-of-the-line care. The surgeons, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, dieticians, and case managers work as a team to improve the care and provide outstanding surgical outcomes to our patients.
The surgeons at the St. Francis Adult Reconstruction Center comprehensively treat patients with traumatic injuries. Our staff includes fellowship-trained trauma specialists and a dedicated team of rehabilitation providers, nurses and technicians.
The St. Francis Orthopaedic Institute, provides a comprehensive sports medicine program, offering the finest evaluation and management strategies to active patients of all ages and activity and skill levels. Through a multidisciplinary approach, we care for all athletic injuries in recreational and competitive athletes and strive to restore their active lifestyles.
The Sports Medicine Center is a referral center serving the southeastern United States. We routinely treat recreational, amateur and professional athletes and nonathletes with simple and complex upper and lower extremity musculoskeletal injuries.
Our physicians are well trained in, but not limited to, procedures, such as:
Athletic trainers at the Orthopaedic Institute offer health care services to student athletes. They attend practices and games, providing immediate and appropriate care when an athlete is injured. To minimize the time lost from sport participation, they can coordinate the injured athlete's examination by a physician of the Orthopaedic Institute. The athletic trainers often collaborate with team physicians at games and pre-participation physical evaluations. Together, they strive to prevent and care for athletic injuries.