Joint and Spine Care
Joint and spine care at Franciscan Health brings together a team of specialists in the diagnosis, education, care and treatment of joint and spine pain. We offer innovative care for your spine, ankle, knee, hip and other joints.
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Joint and Spine Care
Nationally Recognized Joint and Spine Care
Joint and spine care at Franciscan Health provides expert diagnosis and treatment options for lifelong relief from chronic hip, knee and spine problems. Our specialists have expertise in partial and total joint replacements, minimally invasive surgical techniques and advanced post-op pain control.
What makes joint and spine care at Franciscan Health different?
- Nationally renowned joint replacement surgeons
- Minimally invasive surgical methods
- Team of nurses and therapists to help you regain strength and control
Each Franciscan Joint & Spine Care Team is made up of board-certified orthopedic surgeons, interventional radiologists, trained orthopedic nurses and physical therapists. Internal medicine physicians are on staff for pre-operative physical exams and screenings. Our experienced, fellowship-trained surgeons participate in numerous research projects to advance in the field of joint replacement.
For those suffering hip pain and loss of mobility, hip replacement surgery may be the way to return to an active life. Using state-of-the-art techniques, our orthopedic surgeons successfully perform thousands of hip replacement surgeries each year.
Bursa (or joint) injections can be used to reduce swelling and alleviate pain when bursea become inflammed, which can be painful. Bursae are small fluid-filled sacs around a joint that allow surrounding tissue to glide over it as you move.
If hip, shoulder or knee pain is keeping you from the things you love to do, joint replacement may help you return to the activities you enjoy. Franciscan Health offers joint replacement surgery with an emphasis on highly personalized patient care and research.
For those suffering from knee pain and loss of mobility, knee replacement surgery may be the way back to an active life. Using state-of-the-art techniques, our orthopedic surgeons successfully perform thousands of knee replacement surgeries each year.
With minimally invasive spine surgery, a surgeon uses multiple, small incisions to access the spine. This option can result in a quicker and easier recovery than traditional open surgery, in which a larger area is opened up.
Rotator cuff repair surgery fixes a torn tendon in the shoulder. It helps restore the function and flexibility of the shoulder and relieves the pain that cannot be controlled by other treatments.
Shoulder replacement surgery is usually done when you have severe pain in the shoulder area, which limits your ability to move your arm.
Spine surgery can correct problems with the spinal bones, disks or nerves of the lower back. Franciscan Health offers leading spine surgeons, state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technologies to return patients quickly to a new lifestyle.
Vertebral fracture assessments (VFA) use imaging technology to view and inspect the spine. This allows doctors to see damage, such as small breaks or cracks in the vertebrae.
Spine diagnosis and treatment
We know back and neck pain can deprive many people of the normal activities of daily living. Activities such as working, walking, shopping and participating in hobbies or pastimes can be difficult, if not impossible. If you or someone you know suffers from neck or back pain, our spine care services can help. The goals of our innovative spine care program are to:
- Give patients a coordinated and efficient diagnosis and treatment plan
- Help each patient achieve their highest level of independence and functionality
Our staff has been hand-picked for their positive attitudes, motivational skills and their desire to provide outstanding service. In addition, they have been specially trained to provide comprehensive clinical care for patients undergoing back or neck surgery. When surgery is required, you can rest assured that our team has expertise in:
- Advanced fusion techniques
- Surgical procedures with minimally invasive approaches
- Advances in "motion sparing" techniques that can lead to dramatic pain relief without having to perform a fusion operation