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Orthopedic/Arthroscopic Surgery

Orthopedics

Alamance Regional’s highly skilled surgeons use sophisticated technology, compassionate care and comprehensive rehabilitation programs to help patients eliminate pain and regain mobility and independence. We have focused on using advanced surgical techniques, whenever possible, to reduce pain and minimize healing times.

Advanced surgical technology

Computerized mapping technology in our surgical suites creates a GPS for the body. This sophisticated system, used for total joint knee replacements, provides surgeons with a visual display for ultimate precision in surgery.

Advanced practices in arthroscopic knee (ACL) and shoulder surgeries are helping patients with sports injuries and other joint problems. And a new anterior hip replacement procedure allows patients to preserve more strength, recover quicker and resume normal activities sooner than they do with traditional hip replacements.

Our orthopedic surgeries include:

  • Total knee replacement
  • Total shoulder replacement
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Partial hip replacement
  • Total hip replacement, including anterior hip replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Carpal tunnel surgery
  • Lumbar laminectomy
  • Spine kyphoplasty
  • Anterior cervical discectomy/fusion

Rehabilitation Care

Our physical and occupational therapists begin working with patients the day after surgery to increase mobility and function. A physical therapy gym located on the Orthopedic Unit is equipped with steps, beds and chairs so patients can learn how to safely perform daily tasks.

Once released from the hospital, many orthopedic patients benefit from outpatient rehabilitation services. Outpatient services are available at several locations, including the Alamance Regional campus, South Church Street in Burlington and Mebane Medical Park.

In addition, orthopedic patients who need short-term skilled nursing and rehabilitation care have access to Edgewood Place, Alamance Regional’s skilled nursing facility. A unit designed just for rehabilitation patients includes a specially equipped gym. The gym features a kitchen, stairs and other items to help patients practice everyday living.

Learn more about our comprehensive rehabilitation services.

Preparing for surgery

Joint Works is a special program for patients preparing for knee or hip replacement surgery. The program is designed to help patients make a smooth transition from hospital to home.

Before surgery, patients attend a class taught by a registered nurse, a physical or occupational therapist, and a social worker. Patients learn what to expect after surgery, and discuss pain management, rehabilitation, exercises, and equipment. Tours of the Orthopedic Unit are also available, and family members are welcome to attend.