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Orthopedic Care

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For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 504.592.6760. To schedule a radiology service, please call 504.592.6577 or visit our Imaging Department page.

What is orthopedics?

The goal of orthopedic treatment is to address your pain, stiffness, and mobility problems and help slow the progression of certain diseases. We offer a wide range of orthopedic and sports medicine services from knowledgeable orthopedic doctors who diagnose, treat, and manage all conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system. Our orthopedic services include diagnostic imaging, leading-edge medical technology, and rehabilitation services such as physical therapy.

Typically, patients are referred to an orthopedic specialist by their primary care doctor who suspects or diagnoses an orthopedic condition. For example, your primary care provider may refer you to an orthopedist if you have continuous joint pain or swelling that doesn’t respond to at-home care such as over-the-counter painkillers and rest. If you have significantly decreased mobility or motion in a joint such as the knee, elbow, or shoulder, it may indicate a musculoskeletal injury that would benefit from orthopedic treatment. Likewise, an orthopedic doctor can also treat the full range of sports injuries and help you get back in the game as quickly and safely as possible.

The orthopedic surgeons use research-backed nonsurgical and surgical treatments for musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders. We can also educate you on how to protect yourself from future injuries.

Orthopedic treatment begins with the least invasive, nonsurgical procedures first, such as medication and rest. If more extensive treatment is required, such as surgery, our facility is equipped with the best modern technology utilized by our highly trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeons who perform many different orthopedic procedures, including total joint replacements. Other examples of common orthopedic surgeries include herniated disc surgery, ACL reconstruction, and rotator cuff repair.

Conditions we treat

A treatment plan will be put in place once your orthopedic doctor has diagnosed your condition. They also assist and prescribe rehabilitation services for patients after any necessary surgery. Examples of rehab services include physical and occupational therapy, which address movement, strength, stamina, range of motion, and flexibility. If you have a chronic (ongoing) condition, our orthopedic doctors will strategize how to prevent injury or keep your condition, such as osteoarthritis, from worsening. For example, lifestyle changes may be recommended, such as modifying your exercise, diet, and quitting smoking to prevent the progression of an injury or disease.

Orthopedists treat the following common conditions:

  • Shoulder pain
  • Arthritis
  • Joint pain
  • Hip displacement
  • Nerve-related symptoms
  • Back and spinal pain
  • Bone fractures
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Tennis elbow
  • Foot pain (podiatry)
  • Sports injuries
  • Our orthopedics services

Some of the procedures offered include:

  • Surgical and nonsurgical spine care
  • Hand, foot, and ankle surgery
  • Knee and hip surgery
  • Total knee and hip joint replacement
  • Arthroscopic surgery on shoulder and upper extremity
  • Sports medicine