Conditions & Treatments

Our hospital is known in the area for our sports medicine and joint replacement programs. Orthopedic specialists provide highly skilled treatment and pain management for the entire body, from shoulder to foot.

Shoulder Treatment

We treat many common shoulder injuries, including:

  • Rotator cuff strains and tears, an injury to the muscles and tendons surrounding the shoulder joint, often caused by repeated overhead motions
  • Thrower’s shoulder, an overuse injury that results from overhand throwing
  • Repeated dislocations or instability
  • Arthritis, a condition that causes joint pain due to inflammation
  • Frozen shoulder, which causes shoulder pain and stiffness due to lack of mobility
  • Shoulder impingement, a condition in which repeat overhead motion or injury compresses your shoulder tendons
  • AC joint injuries that cause pain where your collarbone meets your shoulder

Elbow Treatment

Orthopedists at St. Louise treat elbow conditions such as:

  • Tennis and/or golfer’s elbow, which are overuse injuries caused by repetitive motion
  • Ulnar collateral ligament injury, an injury to the inside of the elbow due to repetitive stress
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Bicep tendon tears involving damage to tendons attaching your biceps muscle to the bone

Wrist and Hand Treatment

Our specialists treat wrist and hand conditions that include:

  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition that causes numbness and tingling in your hand due to a pinched nerve
  • Trigger finger, a condition in which your finger gets stuck in a bent position due to inflammation

Hip Treatment

St. Louise offers minimally invasive anterior hip replacement, a technique not found at many hospitals.

We treat hip conditions such as:

  • Arthritis, a condition that causes joint pain due to inflammation
  • Snapping hip, which causes a snapping sensation or sound in your hip when you make certain movements
  • Trochanteric bursitis, a condition that causes hip pain that gets worse with activity due to joint inflammation

Knee Treatment

Our joint replacement program includes robotic knee replacement, a procedure that ensures better accuracy and faster recovery.

Knee conditions we treat include:

  • Arthritis, a condition that causes joint pain due to inflammation
  • Meniscal tears that occur in the cartilage cushion between your shinbone and thighbone
  • Tendon and ligament injuries to the soft tissues that connect muscles and bones
  • Patellofemoral syndrome, a condition where injury or overuse damages the cartilage under your kneecap

Ankle and Foot Treatment

St. Louise has podiatry specialists who are experts in surgery for the foot and ankle.

We treat:

  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Tendon and ligament injuries to the tissues that connect muscles and bones
  • Plantar fasciitis, a condition where inflamed tissue on the bottom of your foot causes sharp pain
  • Bunions, which are painful, bony protrusions next to your big toe caused by tight shoes or arthritis
  • Hammer toes, a condition in which your toe has an abnormal bend caused by high heels or a narrow toe area

Spinal Treatment

Our expert neurologist performs a variety of spinal procedures, including:

  • Spinal cord stimulation, which uses small electrical pulses to relieve chronic back pain
  • Total disc replacement in which doctors remove a painful lumbar disc and implant an artificial one
  • Minimally invasive lumbar fusion and cervical fusion, a procedure that prevents movement in a painful area of your spine
  • Minimally invasive surgery for spinal stenosis (X-STOP device), a device implanted on the back of your spine to prevent you from bending too far backward
  • Dynamic stabilization, a minimally invasive treatment for degenerative disc disease that keeps painful areas of your spine from moving
  • Spinal decompression and fusion, which is a procedure that relieves pain due to pinched nerves
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