Orthopedic Surgery involves the treatment of disorders concerning the musculoskeletal system. Patients have benefited from technological advances, such as joint replacement and the arthroscopy surgery.
Working closely with our sports medicine physician, prosthetics and orthotics department and therapies, patients receive comprehensive care up through recovery.
Altru's hand surgeons are skilled in surgical interventions of the hand and wrist. Working with Altru's certified hand therapists, the team will provide patients a successful recovery of their hand skills.
In addition to their comprehensive understanding of the wrist and hand, Altru's certified hand therapists also specialize in the treatment of all shoulder and elbow problems. With convenient access between Altru's orthopedic department and the Hand Therapy Center, patients benefit from collaborative care and state-of-the-art treatment.
Altru's orthopedic department offers endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery, as a minimally invasive way to treat carpal tunnel syndrome. The endoscope allows physicians to see and treat structures of the hand and wrist without opening the entire area. And because this type of surgery is less invasive recovery time is usually faster.
Pediatric orthopedic surgery specializes in birth defects, injuries, or malformations in infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
With convenient access to Altru's Pediatric Therapy unit, patients benefit from collaborative care and state-of-the-art treatment.
Between Altru's Emergency Outpatient Department and Orthopedic Department, Altru has five orthopedic trauma physicians who cover orthopedic trauma call in the Emergency Room 24 hours a day, every day. Altru Health System has always provided 24/7 orthopedic care but recently put a new process in place that will allow our core team to have more time in the clinic and operating room for elective patient practices. And, with Altru Rehabilitation Center supplementing Altru's orthopedic team, we provide a comprehensive continuum of care.