Orthopedics

Our orthopedic team is the largest in the region – treating over 10,000 patients each year with personalized treatments and expert care. We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of the musculoskeletal system – bones, joints, tendons, and muscles. This includes musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, and other related disorders. In addition to providing general orthopedic care, our team of surgeons are board-certified and fellowship-trained to provide sub-specialty care that includes: foot and ankle surgery, joint replacement, sports medicine, and upper extremity surgery (hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder).

Whether you’re an athlete, weekend warrior, or just want to regain your mobility, we have the experts to get you back on your feet and back to doing what you love. Our orthopedic team uses both surgical and non-surgical means to treats a wide-range of musculoskeletal diseases, injuries, and disorders. Some of the common conditions we treat include:

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Ankle Sprains / Strains
  • Arthritis
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Athlete’s Foot
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Spurs
  • Bone Fractures
  • Bunions
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Club Foot
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Concussions
  • Curly Toes
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Epicondylitis
  • Flat Feet
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Ganglion Cysts
  • Gout
  • Hammertoes
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Pain/Swelling
  • Joint Replacement
  • Jumper’s Knee
  • Knee Replacement
  • Ligament Injury
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Revision Joint Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Runner’s Knee
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Sports Medicine
  • Stress Fractures
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tendonitis
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Toe Walking
  • Trigger Finger

Sports Medicine

Our sports medicine doctors focus on preventing and treating your sports injuries with non-operative and minimally-invasive procedures. They work alongside other professionals, such as physical therapists and athletic trainers to develop regimens and treatments that best fit your needs. The majority of sports illnesses and injuries do not require surgery, but there are cases when surgery is needed. When conservative treatments are not an option, Avita’s sports medicine doctors work closely with a team of orthopedic surgeons to provide comprehensive surgical care with excellent outcomes. Whether you’re a competitive athlete or exercise casually, we specialize in helping you maintain an active lifestyle and return to full function as quickly as possible.

The Avita Center for Sports Health is the official medical provider of 15 area schools. Our team physicians work with athletic trainers to provide individualized care for student athletes, including injury prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation. We understand the full spectrum of care required to help your athlete reach higher and get back in the game faster.

For more information, visit the Avita Center for Sports health page.

Joint Replacement & Revision

The Avita Joint Replacement program is more than surgery. When you undergo joint replacement or revision, we offer concierge services and an exclusive, educational experience called “Joint Camp.” Hosted by a dedicated orthopedic staff, Joint Camp is designed to educate you and your support persons as to the expectations and routines of your upcoming surgery and hospital stay. You are invited to tour the facility and attend a luncheon, which allows you the opportunity to meet other patients embarking on the same journey. 

Joint replacement surgery is often recommended for patients who have debilitating pain and lack of mobility as a result of joint trauma or advanced joint disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis. It is a surgical procedure performed by an orthopedic surgeon that involves removing damaged or diseased parts of the joint and replacing it with artificial parts. Our joint replacement team specializes in hip, knee, and shoulder replacements, as well as revisions to prior replacements.

Hip Replacement

Hip Replacement, also called hip arthroplasty, involves surgically removing the hip joint and inserting an artificial hip joint. You may be a candidate for hip replacement if you experience chronic hip or groin pain and stiffness in the hip that interferes with daily activities. We offer two types of hip replacements – standard hip replacement and the anterior hip replacement. Anterior hip replacement differs from standard hip replacement because the incision is made on the front of the hip instead of the back. This approach is less invasive, but it is not right for everyone. Your orthopedic surgeon will recommend the method that is right for you.

Shoulder Replacement

Shoulder replacement, also called shoulder arthroplasty, is a surgery that involves replacing the joint in the shoulder with a prostatic implant. The surgeon opens up the shoulder and insets the ball, socket, and stem components. Some of the top reasons to get a shoulder replacement include advanced arthritis, torn rotator cuff, and serious shoulder injuries, such as broken bones. If you experience chronic pain and loss of motion or weakness in the shoulder, you may be a candidate for shoulder replacement.

Knee Replacement

Knee replacement, also known as knee arthroplasty, is one of the most common bone surgeries in the United States. It requires the physician to remove the damaged knee joint and replace it with an artificial joint. Osteoarthritis, which causes the breakdown of cartilage, is the most common disease that leads to total knee replacement. Chronic pain, difficulty walking, aches, and stiffness in the knee are all signs that you may benefit from knee replacement. 

Joint Revision

A joint revision is performed to replace an artificial joint that is no longer effective. A revision surgery is often needed when the artificial joint has worn-out, become infected, unstable, was positioned poorly, or causes pain to the patient. A revision can significantly reduce or eliminate the pain you may be experiencing from a failing or old implant and can help you regain normal mobility.