Whether you are a weekend warrior, in the military, or participate in team sports, don’t be sidelined by an injury. Our Orthopaedic Sports Medicine physical therapists have extensive training in the prevention and treatment of injuries caused by exercise, sports, and physically demanding military-readiness. They focus on treating bone and ligament injuries of the shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle along with adolescent musculoskeletal injuries. Take the joint pain assessment to see if you are a candidate for joint surgery.
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Canyon Vista Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hip & Knee Replacement and Hip Fracture Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.
Specially trained health care professionals, who are experts in their fields, visited the facility and conducted a review that monitored how well our staff:
– provides a safe environment for your care
– educates you about the risks and options for your diagnosis and treatment
– protects your rights as a patient, including your privacy rights
– evaluates your condition, before, during and after diagnosis and treatment
– protects you against infection
– plans for emergency situations
“As a private accreditor, The Joint Commission surveys health care organizations to protect the public by identifying deficiencies in care and working with those organizations to correct them as quickly and sustainably as possible,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, Chief Operating Officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and Chief Nursing Executive, The Joint Commission. “We commend CVMC for its continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care.”
“With this being one of our first programs to receive outside accreditation, we are determined to continually demonstrate our commitment to healthcare quality, as we go above and beyond with such certifications for Bone & Joint, as well as our other services here at CVMC,” Cosette Britton, Chief Nursing Officer.
For more information about the Gold Seal of Approval, visit jointcommission.org.
Surgery may be considered when non-surgical options have not been successful after six months to a year.
The type of surgery to treat back pain will depend on the nature of the injury. Some types of back pain cannot be treated, even with surgery.
Take a Spine Health Assessment
Spinal Fusion - Spinal fusion involves fusing together two vertebrae (bones) in the spine. This procedure can help relieve pain by eliminating painful motion between vertebrae and providing stability. A bone graft is typically used to help the bones fuse together; screws or rods may be inserted to keep the spine stable while healing. The procedure can be performed though the abdomen, side, back or a combination. Full recovery may take a year or longer.
Discectomy - A discectomy may be done to remove the herniated part of a disk to relieve pressure on a nerve that is causing irritation or inflammation. This procedure often involves removing most or part of the back portion of the vertebra to access the ruptured disk.
Laminectomy - When nerve pressure caused by spinal stenosis is causing pain, the bone overlying the spinal canal can be removed during a surgical procedure called a laminectomy. This enlarges the spinal canal and reduces pain.
Kyphoplasty - This procedure involves injecting bone cement into compressed vertebrae.
For a fast and complete recovery, our therapists apply accelerated, customized physical therapy rehabilitation programs. You can count on our team to quickly get you back on the road, court, field – or wherever life takes you. Call 520.263.3700 for an appointment.