Orthopaedics & Sports MedicineCall 520.263.3761
A minimally invasive surgery allowing a surgeon to view the interior of a joint.
Whether you’re an athlete, a weekend warrior or an active individual, we can care for your sports-related injuries.
Knee problems can occur in people of all ages. We’re here to address your pain and help keep you moving forward.
When hip pain disrupts your daily routine, we’re here with compassionate and individualized care to help keep you moving forward.
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.
Gold Seal of Approval
Canyon Vista Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Total Hip & Knee Replacement and Hip Fracture Accreditation.
Specially trained health care professionals, visited the facility and conducted a review on how well our staff:
– provides a safe environment for your care
– educates you on the risks and options for your diagnosis and treatment
– protects your privacy and patient rights
– evaluates your condition, before, during and after diagnosis and treatment
– protects you against infection
– plans for emergency situations
“We commend CVMC for its continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care.” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, Chief Operating Officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and Chief Nursing Executive, The Joint Commission.
For more information about the Gold Seal of Approval, visit jointcommission.org.
Surgery may be considered when non-surgical options have been unsuccessful 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.
Conditions that may require surgery include:
- Scoliosis (curvature of the spine)
- Kyphosis (humpback deformity)
- Spondylolisthesis (segment of the spine slips forward)
- Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)
- Radiculopathy (herniated disk causes nerve irritation and inflammation)
- Degenerative disk disease
There are several different kinds of back surgery:
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 to schedule an appointment.