Orthopedic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV
Every injury or disorder to the musculoskeletal system is different, and in most cases, there can be multiple forms of treatment. If your physician finds that medication, exercise or other alternative options cannot provide the proper care, they may recommend surgery.
Orthopedic surgeons at the Valley Health Specialty Hospital use advanced techniques and technology to diagnose and treat your injuries and disorders involving your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. We offer the following orthopedic services:
- Spine surgery
- Hip and knee replacement
- Fracture care
- Arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle
- Hand surgery
- Sports medicine
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Orthopedic surgeons at the Valley Health Specialty Hospital perform minimally invasive procedures whenever possible. Using advanced technology, surgeons make small pencil-sized holes in the body while video equipment is used to provide a magnified view of the surgical site. Instruments are used to perform the surgery through the incisions. This type of surgery may result in smaller scars, less time in the hospital and a faster recovery and return to work and daily activities.*
Hip replacement surgery and spinal surgery are two types of orthopedic procedures that have been revolutionized by minimally invasive surgery. In anterior hip replacement surgery, the surgeon makes a tiny incision at the front of the hip that leaves muscles intact. If you are looking into spine surgery, ask your doctor if a minimally invasive procedure is right for your particular situation.
Hip and Knee Replacement
The Total Joint Services program at the Valley Health Specialty Hospital will focus on hip and knee replacement surgery. Total hip or knee replacement involves replacing diseased joint cartilage with artificial materials. Joint cartilage is a tough, smooth tissue that covers the ends of bones where the joints are located. It enables joints to move with minimal friction.
Total hip or knee replacement procedures are most commonly performed in people who have a severe form of osteoarthritis, a common degenerative condition of the joints that is usually associated with aging (age 45 and up). Other indications for joint replacement are trauma or injury, rheumatoid arthritis (the body’s immune system attacks joint membranes), and bone deformities.
About one million hip and knee replacement procedures are performed in the U.S. each year, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This is expected to increase in the coming years due to an aging population. Nearly 70 million people in the U.S. have some form of arthritis or chronic joint symptoms, according to the NIH. Nearly 21 million U.S. adults have osteoarthritis, and most people over 65 have osteoarthritis in at least one joint.
At the Valley Health Specialty Hospital, we employ a concept called Rapid Recovery that enables you to recover from your elective surgical procedure and safely discharge home as quickly as possible.
With Rapid Recovery you are the center of attention and our joint replacement team of professionals is dedicated to ensuring you have a smooth recovery. You will most likely be up and moving within a few hours of your surgery and actively participating in a group joint class the following day. Most patients will be discharged home at the end of the day or early the second day after surgery.
Joint Replacement Camp
If you are having joint replacement surgery at Valley Health Specialty Hospital, you do not have to go through it alone. Joint Replacement Camp can help you prepare for surgery. Instructors will define common terms, explain procedures and answer your questions. You will share experiences with other patients who are preparing for the same type of surgery as you. Bring a family or friend “coach” with you to class so they can learn how to help you during surgery and recovery. Lunch will be served.
Location: Valley Health Specialty Hospital
8656 West Patrick Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89148
Dates: First, third and fourth Wednesday of the month, unless it falls on a holiday, in which case it will be rescheduled. Lunch will be served.
Time: 11 a.m. (first and third Wednesday), 5:30 p.m. (fourth Wednesday)
Register: To register, please call Evelyn at 702-777-7117 and leave a message.
Sports medicine is a specialty that covers the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries caused by sports and exercise-related activities. The focus of sports medicine at the Valley Health Specialty Hospital will be to help patients make a full recovery so they are able to resume their daily activities and return to the sport of choice as they are ready and able.
Sports, Exercise, Fall or Overuse Injury Treatment
Our orthopedic specialists will offer comprehensive care to address conditions or trauma involving the musculoskeletal system resulting from a sports injury, accident, overuse, fall or other condition. Our teams will use a personalized approach in the management and treatment of a variety of conditions including:
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and medial collateral ligament (MCL) injuries of the knee
- Cartilage injuries in the knee
- Achilles tendon injuries
- Rotator cuff (shoulder joint area) tears
- Other shoulder injuries and conditions
- Torn ligaments
- Foot and ankle injuries
- Osteoarthritis of the hip and knee
Following orthopedic, spinal or sports-related procedures, patients may need therapy and rehabilitation to help relieve pain and increase function. The Valley Health Specialty Hospital offers comprehensive rehabilitation services to assist those recovering from surgery and other orthopedic procedures.
* Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if minimally invasive surgery is right for you.