Orthopedic surgeons at Summerlin Hospital Medical Center use advanced techniques and technology to diagnose and treat your injuries and disorders involving your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves.
Physical and occupational therapists are available to work with you to help improve your recovery time and your mobility skills. In addition, we offer acute inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient therapy services for patients who require more extensive or ongoing therapy. We can get you closer to your normal range of motion you once had using our advanced procedures for orthopedic care.
- Spine surgery
- Hip replacement
- Hip fractures and other fracture care
- Knee replacement
- Arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle
- Hand surgery
- Sports medicine
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Every injury or disorder to the musculoskeletal system is different, and in most cases, there can be multiple forms of treatment. If your physician finds that medication, exercise or other alternative options cannot provide the proper care, they may recommend surgery.
Summerlin Hospital’s minimally invasive surgery procedures can offer quicker recoveries and smaller scars compared to traditional procedures. Using advanced technology, our minimally invasive procedures may provide many benefits, including:
- Smaller incisions and minimal scarring
- Reduced pain and discomfort
- Greater surgical precision
- Enhanced view of the surgical site
- Less trauma
- Fewer complications and reduced risk of infection
- Decreased blood loss
- Decreased need for blood transfusions
- Shorter hospital stays and faster recoveries
Bones are able to bend under some pressure, but when enough force is applied, they can fracture or break. Every year, an average of six million Americans will fracture a bone according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Fractures and breaks are typically caused by:
- Trauma such as a fall or other sudden accidents
- Reduced bone density caused by osteoporosis or cancer
- Overuse resulting in stress-related injuries
At Summerlin Hospital, we know that every break and fracture is different. That’s why orthopedic physicians perform careful examinations of each patient’s condition and injury to customize treatment. Physicians can guide their patients through treatment plans and the path towards recovery depending on the location or type of fracture sustained. Orthopedic physicians at Summerlin Hospital treat breaks or fractures in areas such as the hip, femur, ankle, humerus and pelvis.
Anterior Hip Replacement
Anterior hip replacement is an alternative surgery procedure to the more common posterior approach. With anterior hip replacement, physicians make a four-inch incision through the front of the leg rather through the back. This can allow the physician to reach the joint without cutting or reattaching muscles. As a result, patients generally experience:
- Minimal scarring
- Fewer complications
- Shorter hospital stays
- Faster return to normal activities
As with all surgery, your physician may not recommend certain procedures because of the risks or disadvantages that could arise. Be sure to talk to your physician to see if anterior hip replacement is the best option.
Presurgery Education Class
Join us for a one-hour class designed for patients who are about to undergo joint surgery for hip or knee replacement. Instructors will define common terms, explain procedures and answer questions.