Aurora BayCare Medical Center's orthopedic surgeons use minimally invasive procedures whenever possible to reduce pain and recovery times. Our inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures performed by highly qualified surgeons are fully integrated with other medical specialties, including pain management and rehabilitation services.
Types of inpatient and outpatient procedures
Joe M. shares his experience with anterior hip replacement at Aurora BayCare Medical Center
Now available in Green Bay Area, this hip replacement surgery offers many benefits over traditional hip replacement.
Anterior Hip Benefits:
Potential patients need evaluation to determine if you are a good candidate for anterior hip replacement. Patients also attend a "Total Joint Class" before the hip replacement surgery. This class, taught with occupational and physical therapists, includes information to clarify patients’ expectations pre- and post-surgery.
If you are facing hip replacement surgery, ask an expert about anterior hip replacement.
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Video one: Dr. Jonathon Henry, MD, discusses the conditions that benefit from hip arthroscopy.
Hip Arthroscopy (also knees, ankles, elbows, shoulders) - also known as orthopedic endoscopy - is a minimally invasive outpatient surgical procedure, which uses a small scope and micro-instruments that allow orthopedic surgeons diagnose and treat problems. Since only small incisions are used, the surgery is less traumatic than other procedures resulting in faster recovery times and less scarring. If you have a painful condition that does not respond to nonsurgical treatment (rest, physical therapy, and medications), you may be recommended for hip arthroscopy. Some orthopedic conditions can lead to hip problems include:
Hip arthroscopy also is commonly used for cartilage tears, ligament strains/tears, cartilage deterioration, and the removal of scars tissue and bone or cartilage chips.
At Aurora BayCare Medical Center, we offer joint replacement of the hip, knee, elbow or shoulder to relieve pain and improve overall function of the affected joint.
Total hip replacement is a surgical procedure of the hip joint - a ball and socket joint - that removes a diseased or injured hip joint and inserts an artificial ball and socket joint. The artificial joint is called a prosthesis. The most common cause of chronic hip pain and disability is:
Total knee replacement is a surgical procedure where damaged bone and cartilage are replaced by an artificial joint. The procedure is most often performed to:
Gender knee replacement offers an innovative design of the gender-specific knee now accommodates the female bone structure to improve fit and function for women.
A gender-specific knee offers:
Outpatient knee replacement is a minimally invasive surgery that typically enables patients to walk the same day, either unaided or with the use of a cane. Patients who are good candidates for outpatient knee replacement receive care from a comprehensive medical management team of surgeons, nurses, physical therapists, anesthesia and pain management specialists.
Shoulder and elbow replacement (shoulder arthroplasty)
Shoulder joint and elbow joint replacement are procedures where the surfaces of the joint - which are made of bone covered with cartilage - are replaced with artificial implants that help relieve joint pain. Shoulder and elbow joint replacement is often performed on people who have pain that has not responded well to other treatments.
Shoulder replacement is often performed as a result of severe arthritis in combination with a tear in their rotator cuff. Other common causes of shoulder and elbow joint pain are:
Reverse shoulder replacement
Reverse shoulder replacement is an innovative procedure that is most commonly used to treat older patients with chronic rotator cuff injuries and degenerative arthritis, as well as those who have had an unsuccessful joint replacement surgery or an unsuccessful repair of a fractured shoulder.
In the reverse shoulder replacement, instead of replacing the joint with an implant, the surgeon rebuilds the joint with the ball and socket in reversed order. The patient is then able to move the joint with the help of the deltoid muscle, rather than the muscles in the damaged rotator cuff.
Our orthopedic specialists educate, diagnose and treat foot, ankle and hand problems, including joint disease, rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic and congenital deformities, tendon or ligaments damage, fractures and athletic injuries.
We offer surgical and non-surgical treatment options. Surgical treatments include arthroscopy, ligament reconstruction, foot and ankle reconstruction, including forefoot (bunion), mid-foot and hind-foot surgery. Non-surgical treatments include diabetic foot care, orthotics, braces, casts and splints and physical therapy.
Our orthopedics team specializes in: