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Delivering Excellence in Orthopaedic Surgery

If you need a procedure that can relieve you of the pain, turn to the orthopaedic specialists at ProMedica. Our expertise in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of all orthopaedic injuries and conditions makes us unrivaled in the region. Life is incomplete when you’re not running at full capacity. Call 844-LIVE-100 to make an appointment, and live the life you were meant to live. Live 100%.

Depending upon your medical diagnosis and treatment plan, your physician-led health team may recommend surgery. ProMedica Orthopaedic Institute offers the area’s largest network of orthopaedic surgeons as well as ProMedica Wildwood Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital, the region’s first free-standing hospital devoted solely to orthopaedic care. By choosing ProMedica, you can be assured of receiving quality, patient-focused care.

ProMedica Wildwood Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital - State-of-the-Art Clinical Capabilities

Focused on maximizing healing so that you can return to an active lifestyle as quickly and efficiently as possible, ProMedica Wildwood Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital offers the latest surgical options that offer less blood loss, trauma and scarring; less post-operative pain; and a shorter hospital stay.

Joint Replacement Surgery for Knees

Joe Assenmacher, MD, discusses knee joint replacement surgery.

Joint Replacement Surgery for Hips

Joe Assenmacher, MD, discusses hip joint replacement surgery.

Innovative Pain Management for Total Joint Patients

Physicians from the ProMedica Orthopaedic Institute describe how patients undergoing joint replacement surgery can have reduced pain and increased mobility after surgery with the use of a pain pump.

Among other surgeries available through the ProMedica Orthopaedic Institute are:

ACL Reconstruction

ACL reconstruction is surgery to replace the ligament in the center of your knee with a new ligament. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) keeps your shin bone (tibia) in place. A tear of this ligament can cause your knee to give way during physical activity.

Knee Arthroscopy

Knee arthroscopy is surgery to check for problems by use of a tiny camera to see inside your knee. Other medical instruments also may be inserted to repair your knee.

Hip or Knee Surgery

These surgeries are intended to replace all or part of the hip joint with an artificial joint. The artificial joint is called a prosthesis.

Spine Surgery

Spine surgery is a procedure used to relieve back pain or to restore or preserve function in the spine.

Surgical Advances at ProMedica

Since 2012, patients who have needed hip replacement surgery have a new option available that will get them on their feet faster and with little or no pain.

The Anterior Supine Intermuscular (ASI) hip replacement procedure, available through the ProMedica Wildwood Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital, is designed to significantly reduce post-operative pain and make recovery easier. Most ASI patients are able to walk within 24 hours after surgery and only need to spend a couple of days in the hospital. They typically return to normal daily activities much sooner than patients who receive traditional hip replacement procedures.

With ASI, the surgeon makes the incision at the front of the patient’s hip, avoiding muscles and tendons that surgeons traditionally cut through to access the joint. Karl Beer, MD, a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with ProMedica Physicians, was the first specialist in the region offering ASI at ProMedica Wildwood Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital.

Non-Surgical Advances

In 2013, ProMedica became the first entity in Ohio to offer a breakthrough, non-surgical treatment for moderate to severe joint or bone pain.

The treatment is Regenexx, and it uses the body’s own stem cells to repair injuries.

“Stem cells become many different things depending on where you place them,” according to Roger Kruse, MD, ProMedica Physicians. “We can use the Regenexx family of advanced regenerative medicine procedures for osteoarthritis of the knee, hip or shoulders. We can also use it for tennis elbow, jumper’s knee or Achilles tendinitis.”

Chronic joint or bone pain can be debilitating and limit a person’s ability to perform normal and recreational activities. Many seek relief through medications, therapy or surgery, which can be costly and may not fully resolve pain and movement issues.

A typical regenerative medicine procedure involves removing stem cells from the hip. The cells are processed and injected into the injured part of the body on the same day. Patients who undergo regenerative medicine procedures can go home the same day and often resume light activity within a week. The full results of the procedures usually appear in one – three months.

“The benefit of regenerative medicine is that it’s your own body healing itself so it’s safer and much less risky than major surgery,” Dr. Kruse says. “Plus there’s not much downtime.”

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