At Summit Healthcare Orthopedic Center in Show Low, AZ, we specialize in a variety of orthopedic treatments. Dr. Ian Brimhall and Dr. Jeffrey Reagan perform comprehensive orthopedic surgeries and offer rehabilitation programs including the following:
There are many different joints in the body including the hips, knees, and shoulders. If you have a damaged or arthritic joint, you may be advised to get joint replacement surgery. Total joint replacement involves removing the damaged joint and replacing it with a prosthesis. Hip, knee, and shoulder replacements are the most common joint replacement surgeries performed at Summit Healthcare Orthopedic Center.
Our hips are involved in nearly all of our body movements. If you have damaged one or both of your hips, making day-to-day activities difficult, you may need hip replacement surgery. Hip replacement surgery involves just that – your hip replaced with a prosthesis that is inserted into your thighbone. After surgery, your pain will be immediately gone. If you have been dealing with the pain for a long time and it is negatively affecting your life, contact us to see if a hip replacement can improve your quality of life!
For a total knee replacement, your orthopedic surgeon will replace your damaged knee joint with a prosthesis. Knee replacement surgery can completely reduce joint pain and improve your overall quality of life. Contact us today to learn more about knee replacement and if this is the best solution for your injured knee.
Partial Knee Replacement
If you have only partial damage to your knee, this may call for a partial knee replacement. This may be the case if you have osteoarthritis that developed in only a part of the knee, while the rest of your knee remains healthy. Partial knee replacement surgery will resurface only the damaged cartilage of the knee while preserving the healthy cartilage. If you think you may need a partial knee replacement, contact one of our orthopedic surgeons to see if it is the right treatment for you.
The shoulder is one of the most flexible joints of the body and is susceptible to injury and instability. If non-surgical therapies don’t improve your shoulder pain, surgical repair or replacement may be necessary. Depending on your injury or condition, our surgeons can perform rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic debridement, shoulder stabilization, and shoulder replacement.
Rotator Cuff Repair
The rotator cuff consists of four muscles and tendons whose job is to pull and maintain the ball of the upper arm bone, the humerus, into the center of the shoulder joint. This pull and tension from the rotator cuff makes it possible to perform a whole range of complicated arm movements that would otherwise cause the head of the humerus to dislodge from the socket. But the rotator cuff is prone to wear and tear with years of use. It is also susceptible to acute injury. A rotator cuff tear results in pain, limits shoulder mobility, and sends over two million Americans to the doctor yearly in search of help. A torn rotator cuff weakens the shoulder and impinges on everything from serving a throwing a ball to reaching up into a cabinet
For shoulder replacement surgery, your entire shoulder joint will be replaced with an artificial joint. For a shoulder replacement, your surgeon may do a partial replacement (just the ball) or a total replacement (the ball and the socket) depending on your injury/condition. After shoulder replacement surgery, our orthopedic team will help you recover and get back to your normal routine.
At Summit Healthcare Orthopedic Center, we offer orthopedic rehabilitation. You will receive the expert care you need to rebuild an optimal quality of life after your orthopedic surgery. It is a personalized post-treatment program that focuses on the specific improvements you need to achieve. Studies suggest that post-operative orthopedic rehabilitation aids in your recovery process and the program offers many benefits.
When surgery is part of a comprehensive treatment plan, we often incorporate physical therapy as an aspect of rehabilitation. The focus is on the evaluation and treatment of various physical limitations. Physical therapy at Summit Healthcare can facilitate healing, inhibit the buildup of scar tissue, and improve your range of motion following orthopedic surgery. Our programs typically last from 6 to 8 weeks, depending on your surgery and the goals set for recovery.
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If you are in need of an orthopedic surgeon due to an injury or medical condition, contact Summit Healthcare Orthopedic Center. We offer a variety of treatment options and rehabilitation services for our patients in Show Low, Arizona.