Advanced Techniques for Healing Bones and Joints
If you suffer from constant pain in your back, hips, neck or knees, it may be time to see an orthopedic specialist at Texoma Medical Center. Orthopedists offer a comprehensive range of services for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic problems of joints and bones. Treatment plans can include non-surgical options, such as rehabilitation, exercise or other therapies, to relieve pain and increase function. If surgery is needed, orthopedic surgeons use minimally invasive techniques, which require only small incisions, when possible to reduce hospital stays and recovery times.
Texoma Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for Hip and Knee Joint Replacement.
Among the procedures offered by orthopedic surgeons at Texoma Medical Center are:
Anterior Hip Replacement
In anterior hip replacement surgery, the surgeon makes a tiny incision at the front of the hip that leaves muscles intact. This results in minimal scarring, often fewer complications, usually a shorter hospital stay and often a more rapid return to daily activities.
Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
In this procedure, doctors insert a small tube (arthroscope) into a patient's knee through a small incision. The arthroscope contains a lens and optical fibers and is connected to a video monitor that allows the surgeon see inside the knee. Compared to traditional surgery, arthroscopic knee surgery typically results in less tissue damage, which minimizes pain and allows patients to recover quicker. Arthroscopic knee surgery can be used to treat a number of knee conditions, including:
- Torn meniscus
- Torn or damaged anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)
- Swollen (inflamed) or damaged lining of the joint
- Kneecap that is out of position
- Small pieces of broken cartilage in the knee joint
- Removal of Baker's cyst, a swelling behind the knee that is filled with fluid
- Some fractures of the bones of the knee
Total and Partial Knee Replacement
Surgeons typically perform total knee replacement surgery when a person has a severe degenerative joint disorder, such as osteoarthritis, in which the moving surfaces of the knee deteriorate. That deterioration leads to severe pain, limitation or loss of function and/or deformity of the joint. Surgery may also be performed to replace a badly fractured knee, or when previous joint replacements have failed. Bilateral replacement is when surgeons replace both knees at the same time. In partial knee replacement surgery, surgeons remove damaged tissue and bone from the knee joint and replace the area with an artificial implant. Partial knee replacements are performed on either the inside or outside of the knee.
Hand, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Orthopedic surgeons at Texoma Medical Center diagnose and treat acute and chronic problems affecting the upper extremities, including:
- Arthritis (rheumatoid and degenerative)
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Congenital hand injuries and deformities
- Reconstruction following trauma
- Rotator cuff disorder
- Arthritis (replacement surgery)
- Fractures, dislocations, instability
Sports Medicine is a combined effort between orthopedic, neurological and rehabilitation specialists who offer comprehensive care to address conditions or trauma involving the musculoskeletal system resulting from a sports injury, accident, overuse, fall or other condition. We offer physical therapy in the inpatient and outpatient setting through TMC's Rehabilitation program. Care is provided to patients of all ages and incorporates a multidisciplinary, personalized approach.
The Rehabilitation Program at TMC has specially trained physical and occupational therapists who work with orthopedic patients to assist with recovery and help patients return to work or daily activities as they are ready. TMC offers outpatient therapy through TMC Outpatient Therapy Services and inpatient services though the Reba McEntire® Center for Rehabilitation. The following inpatient rehabilitation services are also offered at TMC’s main campus:
- Occupational Therapy (903-416-4243)
- Physical Therapy (903-416-6270)
- Speech Language Pathology (903-416-4238)