Orthopaedic practitioners strive to prevent and correct issues that affect muscles and bones. Chatham Hospital offers expert orthopaedic care, close to home, using the most advanced procedures in sports medicine, joint surgery, fracture care, and foot and ankle surgery.
- Arthroscopic knee, ankle and shoulder surgery
- Rotator cuff repair
- Bunions and hammer toes
- Fractures, including hip pinning
- ACL reconstruction
- Carpel tunnel release
- Ganglion cyst removal
- Hip, knee and shoulder replacements
- Foot and ankle surgery
Orthopaedic services are available at UNC Specialty Care at Pittsboro.
Joints can become damaged due to injury or as a result of a medical condition such as arthritis. When your joints are damaged, you may experience pain or find it hard to perform daily activities. In some cases, nonsurgical treatments like medications or physical therapy may relieve your pain and help you regain motion. However, nonsurgical treatments are not always successful. Instead, your physician may recommend a joint replacement surgery.
During joint replacement surgery, the damaged or arthritic joint is removed and replaced with a prosthesis. The prosthesis is a metal, plastic or ceramic device designed to replicate the movement of a normal, healthy joint.
While many patients are able to return home in three to four days post-surgery, some may require additional time for recuperation and rehabilitation. Chatham Hospital offers a unique program, called Interim Care, that allows patients to remain in the hospital for additional post-acute care until they are completely ready for discharge.
Types of Joint Replacement Surgeries
Chatham Hospital offers a wide range of joint replacement surgeries including:
- Total Knee Replacement
- Hip Replacement
- Shoulder Replacements