Orthopedic specialists in Middle Georgia
Orthopedics is the medical specialty that focuses on diagnosing diseases and disorders of the muscles, ligaments, tendons, bones and joints. At Coliseum Medical Centers and Coliseum Northside Hospital, our orthopedic team is comprised of respected neurosurgeons, orthopedists and orthopedic surgeons specializing in a variety of surgical treatments, including robotic and minimally invasive procedures.
Coliseum Medical Centers and Coliseum Northside Hospital have the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission because of our successful patient outcomes. Our goal is to help you get back to your normal range of motion as fully as possible.
For more information about our orthopedic programs, call Consult-A-Nurse® at (478) 746-4646.
Our program is recognized by The Joint Commission for our excellence in hip and knee joint replacement care and for meeting safety standards.
Coliseum Northside Hospital has been recognized by Healthgrades in 2021 for numerous awards, including as a Five-Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery and for Hip Fracture Treatment as well as one of America's Best 100 Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery.
Healthgrades evaluates performance using objective quality measures, including clinical outcomes and patient safety/experience.
Orthopedic conditions we treat
Our orthopedic specialists work with neurosurgeons and other professionals who provide effective treatment for the full spectrum of disorders and injuries that affect the musculoskeletal system for patients 10 years old and older, including:
- Arthritis—Inflammation of one or more joints
- Back and neck pain—Pain resulting from stress, injury or nerve disorder along the spine
- Bone breaks and fractures
- Bone transplantation
- Foot and ankle conditions, including plantar fasciitis and club/flat feet
- Hand and upper extremity conditions
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Dupuytren's contracture
- Floating or frozen shoulder
- Torn rotator cuff
- Herniated disc—Rupture of the disc, the rubbery cushion, between the bones of the spine
- Knee injuries
- Ligament tears (ACL, LCL, MCL, PCL)
- Meniscus tears
- Patellar tendon tears
- Osteoporosis—Health condition where bone strength weakens and becomes prone to fracture
- Pinched nerve—The condition where bone, cartilage or other tissue puts too much pressure (compression) on a nerve
- Sciatica—Severe pain that follows the sciatic nerve from the lower back to the buttocks and leg
- Scoliosis—Spine condition where the backbone curves sideways
Comprehensive orthopedic services
Whether caused by traumatic injury, chronic or degenerative diseases or congenital conditions, the providers at Coliseum Medical Centers and Coliseum Northside Hospital offer a full menu of services to reduce your pain and let you return to an active lifestyle.
Orthopedic physical therapy and rehab
From the beginning of your treatment to recovery, physical therapy and rehabilitation services play a large role in orthopedic care. Many orthopedic injuries and conditions can be resolved with help from a skilled physical therapist, avoiding the need for a surgical procedure.
If orthopedic surgery is part of your treatment plan, your surgeon may recommend rehabilitation to help you regain strength and restore movement after surgery.
Inpatient rehabilitation is provided at Coliseum Medical Centers.
The orthopedic surgeons at Coliseum Medical Centers and Coliseum Northside Hospital are experienced in performing minimally invasive and complex procedures to correct ortho-related conditions affecting virtually the entire body, from your neck down to your toes.
An arthroscopic surgeon performs minimally invasive surgery (small incisions) around a joint to surgically repair joint problems such as repairing cartilage or removing bone fragments. Arthroscopy can be performed on knees, hips, shoulders and wrists, for example.
Hand and wrist surgery
Hand or wrist surgery usually stems from fractures or arthritis. Additionally, our rehab center has occupational therapists that specialize in hand and wrist rehabilitation.
Joint replacement surgery
When a knee, hip or shoulder joint wears out, an orthopedic surgeon needs to surgically put a prosthetic implant in the bone. Along with total replacement joint replacement, we offer revision of implants to correct deterioration in previously replaced joints as well as addressing infected or failed implants.
Anterior hip replacement
Called the direct anterior or “front’ approach, anterior hip replacement involves making an incision on the front of the hip rather than the side or back as traditionally done. As a result, the surgeon can follow the natural spaces between the hip joint’s muscles and tendons, resulting in less damage to these soft tissues.
Coliseum Medical Centers and Coliseum Northside Hospital specialize in spine care, providing complete evaluation, treatment and management for a wide range of neck, back and spine conditions.
Our spine surgeons are versed in a host of innovative technologies, including minimally invasive robotic surgery, helping our hospitals to receive national recognition. Coliseum Medical Centers and Coliseum Northside Hospital have earned the Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery by Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Coliseum Northside Hospital has been recognized by Healthgrades as a Five-Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery.
Sports medicine specialists treat injuries from sports and exercise and work with athletes to prevent such injuries. Schools, sports teams and fitness centers may use their expertise.
Our specialists offer surgical procedures designed to get athletes back on the field as soon as possible. Multiple tendons and ligaments plus joints can be injured due to repetitive use in sports.
Joint replacement and spine classes
Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, classes are currently on hold. We hope to resume our joint and spine classes soon.
Classes are offered at Coliseum Northside Hospital for patients who are going to have a joint replacement or spine surgery. These classes are designed to help patients become more educated about their upcoming procedures and what they can do to ensure a successful recovery.
Topics our classes cover include:
- What to bring to the hospital
- Notable details about their surgery
- What will occur in the operating room
- What they can expect after surgery, including pain management
A home strengthening program is given to each patient to prepare them for surgery. These exercises condition the arms and legs, and are designed to build up muscle groups that help with mobility, temporary use of a walker or crutches, standing up and getting out of bed.
To learn more or schedule a joint or spine class, please call (478) 746-4646.