Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure for diagnosing and treating joint problems, using a narrow tube attached to a fiber-optic video camera through a small incision. This allows the surgeon to view inside your limb or joint to perform the procedure in a very localized, strategic area. Arthroscopy is a very safe procedure and if often used for treating conditions such as loose bone fragments, damaged or torn cartilage, and torn ligaments.
Foot and Ankle Treatments
With 26 bones being supported by a network of ligaments, muscles and tendons, the foot and ankle are two of the most complex areas of our body. With the active lifestyles that we lead today, this is one of the most commonly injured body parts. Our board certified physicians offer services dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle injuries.
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Hand and Upper Extremity Treatments
Containing a total of 35 bones, with 27 bones in the hand and eight bones in the wrist, the hand and wrist are two of the most complex parts of the human body. Your hands are the greatest tools you have at your disposal, so if they aren’t working to their full potential, let our specialized team of board certified doctors diagnose and design a plan to eliminate pain and increase mobility. We offers hand surgery and treatment for all types of diseases or injuries such as: Arthritis, Tendonitis, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Trigger fingers, Fractures, Dupuytren’s contracture.
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Some joints, like knees, work like a hinge, allowing movement only in one specific direction. Socket joints, like the shoulder and hip, permit movement in several directions. Joints serve us very well but can easily become damaged, inflamed and painful. Our board certified surgeons excel in the treatment of joint replacements, including: total hip replacements total knee replacements, partial knee replacements, total shoulder replacements, reverse shoulder replacement, and more. Using modern surgical practices and innovative technology, such as robotic-arm assisted orthopedic surgery with Stryker’s Mako System
, we provide every patients with personalized plan unique to their needs.
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Our rehabilitation programs provide a wide range of services to help individuals of all ages meet their personal goals. Through physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and recreation therapy
, our specialists are dedicated to providing superior one-on-one care. Both our inpatient and outpatient services are provided in an environment of encouragement, innovation and personal attention.
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The spine plays an integral role in the majority of body movements, offering supportive strength and enabling a full range of flexibility. Any injury to the spine may result in debilitative pain or disabilities, impacting the ability to sit, lift and complete other basic movements. Our board certified spine surgeons at Flathead Orthopedics will assess the type and degree of spine damage present and offer a tailored recommendation for successful correction and ongoing care.
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Athletic injuries, most of which affect the musculoskeletal system, have become increasingly common. Our practice focuses on surgical and nonsurgical management of these injuries with an emphasis on safe and rapid return to full function. Our board certified physicians have extensive training and experience in caring for these sports injuries, with special emphasis on: Knee injuries including ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tears and patellofemoral syndrome (injury resulting from the repetitive movement of the kneecap against the thigh bone), Sprains of the ankle and groin, Muscle strains, Shin splints, Tennis elbow (epicondylitis), Ligament injuries, Arthroscopy, Shoulder/rotator cuff injuries.