Are you finding that some things just aren’t as easy as they used to be? Do daily activities like housework, grocery shopping or even simply walking up a flight of stairs or getting out of a car come with an added bonus of discomfort? If shoulder, hip or knee pain has entered your picture, we’d like to help you erase it.
Find a local provider who specializes in orthopedics by calling 800.424.DOCS.
Thanks to joint aches and pains, many people find that everyday activities like gardening, biking, golfing, and even playing with kids or grandkids may bring more pain than pleasure. If you can relate, we may be able to help. Answer a few questions to see if you should speak with a provider about finding the right treatment to help put the go in your get-up-and-go again.
Orthopedics and sports medicine is a priority at Clinch Valley Medical Center. From joint repair and replacement, including hips, knees and shoulders, to physical therapy and occupational therapy, our patient-centered approach improves health and function, restores strength and gets you back in motion.
What Is Joint Replacement Surgery?
Joint replacement surgery is removing a damaged joint and putting in a new one.
What Can Happen to My Joints?
Bones are alive, and they need blood to be healthy, grow, and repair themselves. Joints can be damaged by arthritis and other diseases, injuries, or other causes. The damage can cause pain, stiffness, and swelling and limit blood flow, causing problems.
What Is a New Joint Like?
A new joint, called a prosthesis, can be made of plastic, metal, or both. It may be cemented into place or not cemented, so that your bone will grow into it. Both methods may be combined to keep the new joint in place.
To learn more about our orthopedic care services or to schedule an appointment, please call (276) 596-6715.