Bon Secours Virginia’s orthopedic specialists literally can get you back on your feet. Using state-of-the-art equipment, they can quickly and accurately diagnose your condition. Then, they can provide a wide range of treatments that can return you to good health and your pre-injury level of physical activity. Our services for women include total hip and knee replacements; sports-related injuries; arthritic conditions; and shoulder, hip, and knee injuries. Women are physiologically different than men and each woman is unique. That's why we tailor our care and treatment and rehabilitation plans to fit your needs.
Women of all ages are more active than ever. So, related injuries are up. In addition, orthopedic problems can come from occupation-related repetitive motion, chronic conditions, like osteoporosis, or trauma, like accidents and falls. If you’re hurt, the orthopedic specialists at Bon Secours Virginia can help. We have many treatment options -- noninvasive, minimally invasive, and surgical -- as well as rehabilitation programs.
For women over 65, osteoporosis can be a common problem. Osteoporosis causes your bones to weaken with age. This can make them easier to fracture or break, if you fall. At Bon Secours Virginia, our highly trained specialists are experts at treating osteoporosis-related fractures. They can develop the most appropriate treatment plan for you and help you understand osteoporosis and how to prevent future fractures. Our orthopedists offer kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty. These minimally invasive procedures are used to treat osteoporosis-related spine fractures. Both procedures involve injecting a cement-like material into fractured bone. With kyphoplasty, a balloon is first inserted into the fracture to increase the space for the injected material.
Some of the conditions we treat include:
- Herniated disc
- Spinal stenosis
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Knee injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Wrist injuries
Treatments can vary. Some are surgical, and others are conservative and nonsurgical -- rest, medication, and rehabilitative therapy. We have minimally invasive approaches to many procedures. Surgeons often can avoid long incisions and now use small ones and specialized instruments. This results in less pain, faster healing, a smaller scar, and less risk of infection. pain, faster healing, a smaller scar and less risk of infection.
After orthopedic treatment, proper recovery, rehabilitation, and education are important. Our physical therapists work closely with your orthopedist to develop a post-operative physical therapy plan that is tailored to your needs. These programs are designed to avoid future injuries and return you to your pre-injury activity level.
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