People are living longer and staying more active. That’s good news, but it may also mean a greater number of people will require orthopedic surgery – especially joint replacement – to help improve their mobility and quality of life.
The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at McLaren Macomb offers the most advanced procedures to help eliminate the pain caused by sports injuries or illnesses such as osteoporosis, arthritis or spinal degeneration.
Orthopedic procedures represent the number one type of surgery performed at McLaren (almost 2,300 in 2011), so patients can be assured they are in the hands of experts.
A Skilled Team
With board-certified orthopedic surgeons, the team at McLaren Macomb has extensive experience in treating a wide variety of bone, muscle, and other joint problems. Many of the surgeons are also fellowship-trained to specialize in areas such as hands, ankles, knees, hips or shoulders.
As technology evolves, the department continues to expand its robotics capabilities. That means surgeons are offering more minimally invasive procedures that lead to a faster healing process.
For hip replacement or knee resurfacing, McLaren now offers MAKOplasty® robotic surgery (see related link).
With MAKOplasty, surgeons use the highly advanced RIO® robotic arm technology, which allows a new level of precision and accuracy in aligning and placing knee or hip implants. For the patient, this means less pain and a faster recovery time.
The Orthopedics team also includes specially trained nurses, therapists and clinicians who work together to provide patient-focused care. They strive every day to provide an advanced level of care that includes plenty of encouragement and support.
To help make surgery more comfortable and convenient, McLaren Macomb offers a number of benefits:
- The Surgery Center at McLaren Macomb is designed for patient convenience, with accessible parking and onsite registration.
- Operating areas and scheduling are more efficient, so there’s less time waiting before surgery and fewer delays in getting started with surgery.
- The hospital offers a Joint Replacement Class four times a month to help answer questions and inform patients about what they may expect during the hospital stay. Keeping patients informed helps them to take a more active role in their preparation for surgery and the recovery process. The pre-admission testing nurse will register joint replacement patients for the class during the pre-screening process.
Keeping People Moving
Repetitive movements can result in a number of injuries, including tennis elbow, one of the most common ailments treated at McLaren Macomb. The team also treats carpal tunnel, arthritis, ganglion cysts, and trigger finger - the most common ailments of the hand and wrist area. Many of these problems can be treated without the use of surgery.
The surgeons at McLaren Macomb also treat a growing number of knee and hip conditions and they are experts at repairing rotator cuff injuries using surgical and non-surgical interventions, including arthroscopic treatment.
A Faster Recovery
After surgery, patients benefit from physical or occupational therapists who can help return to daily routines. The hospital's state-of-the-art Rehabilitation Therapy programs are available at several locations.
Patients are actively involved in their recovery, learning personal pain management and getting back on their feet faster.
For a physician referral, please call toll free (855) 466-2527.