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At Indiana University Health, we are dedicated to reducing pain caused by diseases and injuries of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles, and helping you heal more quickly. From your first appointment through treatment, rehabilitation and follow-up, we provide expert care to help you return to your previous level of activity quickly and safely.
The experts at Indiana University Health Saxony Hospital Orthopedics & Sports Medicine specialize in joint replacements. Although hip and knee replacements are most common, we can also perform surgery on other joints, including those of the foot, shoulder, elbow, hand, wrist and ankle. Our physicians care for all types of musculoskeletal problems. We offer a variety of additional services including joint reconstruction, pediatric orthopedics and rehabilitation services.
Whenever possible, we exhaust non-operative treatments before recommending surgery; however, if it becomes necessary, our surgeons provide the quality of care you need to get back to your typical lifestyle. Through our partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine, one of the largest medical schools in the country, we have access to training programs and advanced research that bring the latest surgical advancements straight to our patients.
At IU Health Saxony Hospital, our team of Orthopedics & Sports Medicine specialists treats and cares for patients. Our orthopedic surgeons work together with anesthesiologists, the operating room team, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, case managers, social workers and others to ensure you receive high-quality care and get back to living the life you want.
When it comes to sports medicine, whether you are a recreational or competitive athlete—or someone who wants to regain an active lifestyle—Indiana University Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine can help you get back on track to optimum performance. We provide primary sports medicine care, including prevention, diagnosis and treatment of non-operative, sports-related injuries. When further intervention is necessary, orthopedic surgery, rehabilitation and physical therapy are available.
Joint replacement and reconstruction services by IU Health Saxony Hospital Orthopedics & Sports Medicine can help people who suffer from arthritis, sports-related injuries and traumatic accidents.
We are committed to helping you regain your independence. You do not have to live with chronic pain; in fact, you should not. Contrary to popular belief, people should not feel chronic pain as a normal part of the aging process. And since you can further damage joints by delaying treatment, you need medical attention. Our patients have found that hip and knee replacements enable them to resume walking, bending and performing routine tasks with little to no pain.
During joint replacement, an orthopedic surgeon will replace damaged bones with artificial joints called prostheses. These joints are made from metal alloys, high-density plastic and ceramic materials that are joined to bone surfaces. We will ask you a variety of questions to determine which components to use based on your weight, sex, age, activity level and other medical conditions. Artificial joints used today last about 15 to 20 years. About 10 percent of joint replacements need revision (repair) at some point during this time.
When it comes time for you to have this type of surgery, be certain to select an experienced orthopedic surgeon who has a low complication rate. Your primary care physician can be a good resource to guide this referral process. We are proud to have one of the lowest complication rates in the country. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call IU Health On-Call at 800.265.3220.
The IU Health Saxony Hospital care team is dedicated to ensuring patients are prepared for joint replacement surgery. Our specially trained staff offers a one-session class to patients who have been scheduled for hip or knee replacement or reconstructive surgeries. This class prepares patients for what to expect before, during and after surgery.
Joint Pain Seminars
Join our orthopedic surgeons in one of our free joint pain seminars as they discuss hip and knee pain, along with strategies to decrease and eliminate joint pain, including surgical techniques in joint replacement, the latest technology in biomaterials, computer navigation and other treatment options.
Seminars include a question and answer session, and we serve a light meal.
Location: IU Health Saxony Hospital, Capello Education Center, Room A, 13000 E. 136th St., Fishers, IN 46037 unless otherwise stated.
Sneak Peak: Want to know what to expect at a seminar? Watch this video for a preview.
Upcoming 2017 Seminar Dates
|June 28||6 – 7 pm||Philip Ireland, MD|
|July 12||6-7 pm||Lucian Warth, MD|
Aug. 9 (at Holland Park in Fishers)
6 – 7 pm
|Khalid Azzam, MD|
|6 – 7 pm||Lucian Warth, MD|
IU Health Saxony Hospital is a participant of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)’s Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model (CJR). Federally mandated, CJR aims to support better and more efficient care for beneficiaries undergoing hip, knee, and ankle replacements through bundled payment and quality measurement for care associated with the surgical procedure. The goal is to encourage hospitals, physicians, and post-acute care providers to work collaboratively to improve the quality and coordination of care from admission through recovery. For more information on CJR and to find a list of our existing CJR Collaborators, please visit IU Health Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model (CJR) Program.
Whether a surgical or nonsurgical solution is the correct treatment choice, rehabilitation is an integral part of the recovery process.
The kind of rehabilitation needed to achieve the goal of restoring normal activity varies with the nature and severity of each patient's specific injury. What does not vary is the need for specialized, focused, comprehensive care, whether a patient is being treated for a one-time problem or for a long-term condition.
We employ a variety of advanced techniques designed to restore normal strength, motion and flexibility, and to reduce pain as quickly and safely as possible. The physicians and rehabilitation specialists at IU Health Saxony Hospital Orthopedics & Sports Medicine devote their efforts to achieving optimal function for every patient. We specialize in the treatment of neurological and musculoskeletal disorders, including pre- and post-operative care programs.
Because each patient's injury is unique and requires individualized assessment and treatment, rehabilitation plays an extensive role within our continuum of care. We work with your physician(s) to establish an accurate diagnosis quickly and to develop a plan of care that fits your needs, including:
- Assessment and treatment of injuries of the foot and ankle, shoulder, knee, spine, hip, wrist, hand and elbow
- Advanced evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal problems, such as sports-related injuries, occupational injuries and injury prevention on the playing field, as well as in the workplace
- Evaluation and treatment of spinal injuries and educational programs on spine care
- Development of biomechanical braces and supports for the foot, and custom sports braces and athletic pads
- Advanced manual therapy/mobilization of the spine and extremities
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