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Healthy joints are essential for pain-free mobility
If a nagging sports injury is keeping you from doing what you love, or your joints have worn down after years of use, the UVM Medical Center's orthopedic doctors and ports medicine specialists can help you get back in the game.
The UVM Medical Center Orthopedic Specialty Center is a unique resource for people with arthritis pain and joint disorders in New England and northern New York. If you are among the millions of Americans suffering from pain or swelling of joints, you have an excellent resource to turn to for relief. Our options range from non-surgical orthopedic care to advanced minimally invasive surgical methods.
Expertise and Experience: A Winning Combination
Whether it's your knee, hip, shoulder or elbow, the UVM Medical Center's team of board-certified orthopedic surgeons and experienced nurses are as knowledgeable and caring as you'll find anywhere in the area.
The UVM Medical Center joint specialists will work with you to evaluate your condition and determine what treatment best fits your goals and your lifestyle.
The UVM Medical Center Can Help You Make an Informed Decision
Below we've outlined some of the ways we can help you. If you're younger and have a joint injury caused by either sports or another activity, we can treat you with different non-surgical to minimally invasive surgery that might have you home by dinnertime. Take a look at some of the conditions we treat under Sports Injury
If you're older or have joints that need simply need more help, we can provide orthopedic surgery options such as joint replacement or partial joint replacement surgery that will have you moving around with ease again. Take a look under Joint Replacement to learn more about your orthopedic surgery or non-surgical treatment options.
||Jesse Beck was ski racing on a slalom course in New Hampshire in March 2009, when he blew out his knee coming around a turn. Watch his video and read his story.
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||David Brandt of Upper Jay, New York, remembers when each step he took was a chore. The pain in his hip prevented Brandt from doing the things he loved. Watch his video and read his story.
UVM Medical Center Sports Medicine will help you get back on the court, on the slopes or in the game.
Sports injuries affect people at all stages of life - and at all levels of activity. Whether you are a professional competitor, a recreational athlete or a weekend warrior, these injuries can prevent you from engaging in your favorite activities, and keep you on the sidelines.
Whether it's your knee, shoulder, ankle or back, UVM Medical Center Sports Medicine has earned the trust of collegiate and professional athletes alike. UVM Medical Center offers expert clinical care for sports-related injuries of all types - from the best diagnostic services to state-of-the-art medical and surgical care to in-depth rehabilitative therapies. Some of the injuries we treat include:
- Biceps Tendon Tear
- Chronic Shoulder Instability
- Rotator Cuff Tears
- Shoulder Joint Tear
- Elbow Dislocation
- Shoulder Dislocation
- Shoulder Impingement
- Shoulder Separation
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries
- Collateral Ligament Injuries
- Combined Knee Ligament Injuries
- Meniscal Tear
- Patellar Tendon Tear
- Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
- Quadriceps Tendon Tear
- Hip Bursitis
- Inflammatory Arthritis of the Hip
- Osteoarthritis of the Hip
- Osteonecrosis of the Hip
- Snapping Hip
- Transient Osteoporosis of the Hip
Our goal is to help you return to the sports you love, and enjoy a healthy, active life.
Rehabilitation at UVM Medical Center
If you or a loved one is recovering from a sports injury or joint surgery, rehabilitation can be a critical step to healing.
At UVM Medical Center you will find caring and skilled professionals, including rehab doctors trained in rehabilitation medicine, physical therapists, sports therapists and specialized rehabilitation nurses who work together to help you return to doing the things you enjoy.
UVM Medical Center Rehab is equipped with the facilities to help you recover from all types of conditions - from our fully outfitted rehabilitation gym, to aquatic therapy swimming pool. Learn more ››
Over 50 years of combined orthopedic expertise in joint replacement.
Our UVM Medical Group orthopedic surgeons at the Adult Reconstructive Surgery Center successfully perform hundreds of joint replacement procedures a year. The types of hip, knee and shoulder treatment options at UVM Medical Center Orthopedics include:
Hip replacement is among the most common and successful of orthopedic surgeries. UVM Medical Center orthopedic surgeons remove the top of your thighbone and replace your hip's ball-and-socket mechanism with artificial implants. As a university hospital, we have access to the latest technology available, including a wide range of implants designed to match your age, gender and lifestyle.
With partial knee replacement - also known as unicompartmental knee arthroplasty - orthopedic surgeons replace part of the knee joint, preserving healthy bones and ligaments in other areas of the knee. The orthopedic surgical procedure is less invasive than total knee replacement, using smaller incisions and resulting in a shorter recovery. Total knee replacement surgery involves removing diseased bone and tissue and implanting a complete, artificial knee joint.
Our UVM Medical Group orthopedic surgeons at the Adult Reconstructive Surgery Center offer a level of expertise only available with those who have focused specifically on shoulders, performing hundreds of shoulder surgeries each year.
Shoulder replacement - although less common than hip or knee replacement - is just as successful in relieving joint pain due to joint wear. Shoulder replacement may be recommended if you have severe arthritis.
Reverse Shoulder Replacement
This procedure is used for patients whose rotator cuff muscles have degenerated or weakened. They can no longer hold the shoulder joint intact. Arthritis is usually a factor. The surgery is also used in cases of:
- Revisions to previous surgery
- Failed shoulder replacement
- Shoulder fractures
- Lack of a rotator cuff
Years of Experience
UVM Medical Center orthopedic surgeons have performed joint replacement surgery for decades. Patients have the confidence of working with a dedicated team of highly trained and experienced providers.
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