Orthopedic Care at Weirton Medical
The range of treatment provided by our orthopedic division spans sprains and broken bones, surgical intervention, reconstruction as well as managing disease processes and rehabilitation.
This orthopedic subspecialty focuses on total hip, knee and other joint reconstruction with a key emphasis on revision surgery. Joint replacement surgery is for patients whose previous orthopedic surgeries are now failing and need partial or total joint replacement, implants or bone grafting.
Foot and Ankle
The Foot and Ankle physicians focus on treating injuries or conditions affecting the ankle and foot. They also deal with occupational and athletic injuries, trauma, rheumatoid and degenerative arthritis, congenital deformities, neuromuscular diseases and diabetes.
Hand and Upper Extremity
Hand and upper extremity orthopedic surgeons treat the hand and arms and include reconstructive procedures to address replantation; skin, vascular, nerve, tendon and bone reconstruction; tumors; rehabilitation due to arthritis; stroke effects; cerebral palsy; congenital conditions and work related disorders like carpal tunnel syndrome.
Orthopedic surgeons who focus on the spine provide diagnostic evaluations and treatment for congenital, acquired and traumatic disorders. They also provide professional services to address conditions such as scoliosis, herniated discs in the neck, lower back pain, spinal fractures and other back-related conditions.
Orthopedic surgeons specializing in sports medicine treat a broad range of musculoskeletal injuries resulting from athletic events, training and conditioning. They work closely with trainers and rehabilitation specialists to monitor patient progress.
Physicians specializing in pediatric orthopedics treat all varieties of pediatric orthopedic conditions resulting from trauma or congenital causes. They are experienced in managing clubfeet and other pediatric foot deformities. They also treat scoliosis, hip problems and neuromuscular conditions that include spina bifida, cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy.
Focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions such as cancer occurring in the bone and soft tissue of adults and children as well as reconstructive methods to save limbs.
Orthopedic surgeons specializing in traumatology are skilled in treating major and acute musculoskeletal injuries. Some of the procedures they routinely perform include replanting major limbs, stabilizing fractures of the spine and pelvis as well as complex reconstruction.
Common Orthopedic Procedures
Orthopedic surgeons perform a variety of surgical procedures to correct deformities, repair fractures, and manage disease. More common procedures include:
- Arthroscopy. Utilizes specialized cameras and equipment to see into a joint to diagnose and treat problems.
- Fusion. Bones are fused together using internal devices (metal rods) and/or bone grafts.
- Internal fixation. A procedure that puts fractured or pieces of bone together in the correct position using metal plates, pins or screws.
- Joint replacement. Uses an artificial joint (prosthesis) to replace joints damaged by injury or arthritis.
- Osteotomy. To correct bone deformities by cutting and repositioning the bone.
- Soft tissue repair. The mending of soft connective tissue including torn tendons and ligaments.