Whether it's a broken arm, a torn ligament, or bad knees, our goal at Woodland Heights Medical Center is to get people moving again through our integrated course of treatment that may include physical and occupational therapy, surgery, and non-surgical procedures.
Orthopedic Services at Woodland Heights Medical Center is the branch of medicine that is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the musculoskeletal system.
With modern-day equipment and physicians specializing in advanced orthopedic procedures, Woodland Heights Medical Center offers a wide range of advanced orthopedic surgeries. These musculoskeletal procedures include:
- Arthroscopy for diagnosis and treatment of varied conditions, such as torn rotator cuffs and torn cartilage.
- Total joint replacement (arthroplasty) of shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles.
- Total joint revision of hips, knees, and ankles in patients whose replacements have deteriorated or suffered fractures.
Complimenting surgical intervention, Woodland Heights Medical Center offers inpatient and outpatient rehabilitative care and treatment. Following surgery, patients are cared for in the surgical unit. Soon after surgery, patients are seen by specialty trained physical and occupational therapists who are committed to helping restore function of the affected limb. The goal is to utilize the team approach to enable patients to improve their functional skills allowing them to live, work, and enjoy life after initial hospitalization. This work is accomplished through a multidisciplinary team of rehabilitation professional that include:
- Rehabilitation Nursing
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech/Language Pathology
- Social Worker/Case Manager
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ANTERIOR APPROACH HIP REPLACEMENT SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY
Woodland Heights Medical Center recently obtained the HANA™ Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Table – the only surgical table designed exclusively for Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. Mizuho OSI, the leading manufacturer of specialty surgical tables for spinal, orthopedic trauma, and image-guided surgery, is the manufacturer of the HANA™ table. On February 27, 2008, Roy Guse, M.D. performed the first anterior approach hip replacement procedure at the hospital using the table.
The Anterior Approach surgery procedure is a technique that minimizes the pain and time from surgery to recovery. The Anterior Approach allows the surgeon to reach the hip joint from the front of the hip as opposed to the lateral (side), or the posterior (back) approach.
With its unique capability to position the leg, the HANA™ enables the surgeon to replace the hip through a single incision, without detachment of muscle from the pelvis or femur. The table allows hyperextension, adduction and external rotation of the hip for femoral component placement – a positioning option not possible with conventional tables. The lack of disturbance to the lateral and posterior soft tissues provides immediate stability of the hip after surgery.
This way, the hip can be replaced without detachment of muscle from the pelvis or femur during surgery. The surgeon can simply work through the natural interval between the muscles. The most important muscles for hip function, the gluteal muscles that attach to the pelvis and femur, are left undisturbed and therefore do not require a healing process.
Woodland Heights is a comprehensive health-care delivery system. The hospital is known for its outstanding programs in critical care, cardiac care, surgery, orthopedics, rehabilitation, and women's health. Extensive outpatient services and prevention programs such as sleep disorder care, wound care and hyperbaric medicine are also offered in support of Woodland Height's emphasis on health and wellness.
Mizuho OSI manufactures the HANA™ Surgical Table used primarily in Anterior Approach surgery. The merits of this procedure are several: 1) Less muscle trauma for the patient; 2) reduced hospital stay; 3) smaller incision - 4 to 5 inches as opposed to 10 to 12 inches; 4) faster recovery - 2 to 8 weeks as opposed to 2 to 4 months; 5) additional benefits include reduced pain, reduced blood loss, reduced tissue healing required, reduced risk of dislocation, and more rapid return to normal activities.
Woodland Heights Awarded Certification From the Joint Commission