At Hudson Regional Hospital, we are proud to have a world-class Orthopedic Surgery Department. Our surgeons in this department are skilled and experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of all musculoskeletal disorders. Patients complaining of issues with their hands, feet, shoulders, ankles, or spine work with our orthopedic team to resolve those issues and move on with their lives pain-free.
Not Just Surgery
While “surgery” is right there in the name of our Orthopedic Surgery Department, it only accounts for about 50 percent of what our physicians in this department do. Indeed, while many people don’t realize it, orthopedic care is a broad category with several other types of medicine under its umbrella. For instance, our orthopedic team includes doctors and surgeons that specialize in sports medicine. Our orthopedists can provide a range of non-surgical methods to reduce pain or assist with pain management, as well as maximize range of motion.
Physicians in our orthopedic department frequently treat back pain issues, pulled muscles, and ruptured discs. Sometimes, these injuries or conditions do demand surgery, but not always. It’s the job of an orthopedist to determine the most effective and least evasive way to achieve results for a patient. As such, a considerable part of what our orthopedic team does involves pain management. By personalizing a pain management strategy for every patient—regardless of whether they are bound for (or recovering from) surgery—we can guarantee the highest quality of life for our patients. Patients recovering from injury, trauma, or surgery consistently find that our focus on pain management is one factor that sets us apart from other hospitals or private practice entities.
When Surgery Is Essential
Pain management strategies such as heat, ice, physical therapy, massage, and medication can go a long way toward helping patients deal with trauma or chronic pain. These methods are useful, which is why our orthopedists at Hudson Regional Hospital make them such a central focus to their treatment plans.
However, the fact is that non-surgical treatment can’t always pave the way toward recovery. Especially in the case of spinal injuries or chronic back pain, the damage can be so severe—and the pain so pronounced—that it drastically affects the patient’s ability to go about their day-to-day life. In these cases, our orthopedists will strongly consider spinal surgery as a treatment option. Our department is qualified to perform a range of spinal surgeries, including discectomy, laminectomy, vertebroplasty, and fusion.
To ensure that we are offering the best orthopedic program possible—and to guarantee the most effective spinal surgery procedures possible—our hospital has adopted technologies from Mazor Robotics. This technology ensures minimally invasive surgery in cases where surgery is necessary to treat spinal issues. It also increases accuracy and cuts down on complications and post-operative pain. Patients treated with Mazor Robotics technology generally report faster recovery times. As a hospital that is exceptionally dedicated to patient experience and pain elimination, we are proud to offer treatments with Mazor Robotics technologies.