Women are more active than ever in competitive sports and recreational activities. 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.
Our orthopedic specialists use state-of-the-art equipment for diagnosis and treatments to help return you to good health and your pre-injury level of physical activity. We especially are adept at dealing with total hip and knee replacements; sports-related injuries; arthritic conditions; and shoulder, hip, and knee injuries. We also know that women are physiologically different than men, and each person is unique. That's why we tailor our care to an individual’s needs and create a treatment and rehabilitation plan that fits you and your circumstances.
For women past menopause and those 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
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.
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.
For more information on the physical rehabilitation programs offered by Sheltering Arms in partnership with Bon Secours, click here.
For a list of Bon Secours orthopedic specialists, click here.