At the core of the Center for Orthopedic Wellness is a team of experienced, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons. They boast a variety of specialties – all at the forefront of advances in joint replacement technology and orthopedic surgical techniques.
Our surgeons are experts in minimally invasive surgery. Research show that minimally invasive procedures, which are performed with smaller incisions, result in smaller scars and less pain, and allow for a faster recovery than traditional surgery methods. Learn more about HCMC’s Mako Orthopedic System for Total Hip and Knee Replacements and Partial Knee Resurfacing.
An individualized approach is taken in every aspect of the joint replacement experience. This includes the utilization of the most appropriate joint replacement technique, patient education with a personal touch, a rehabilitation program designed to meet patients’ varying lifestyle needs, and a dedicated space with dedicated staff who are here to make your recovery as smooth as possible.
Dedication to Ensuring Best Outcomes for You
The Center for Orthopedic Wellness wants to ensure that patients are indeed ready for surgery. Part of that is ensuring that patients are healthy and able to proceed without complications.
Methicllin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection is caused by a strain of staph bacteria that’s become resistant to the antibiotics commonly used to treat ordinary staph infections. MRSA can occur in the hospital setting or in the wider community – among healthy people. This form is known as community-associated MRSA (CA-MRSA) and many people can be carriers without even knowing it. If left untreated prior to surgery, it can result in infection.
Our orthopedic surgeons will be testing appropriate patients as a part of the pre-admission testing (PAT) visit. If a patient tests positive, he/she will be given an ointment to use twice a day for five days in order to be treated prior to surgery. This is for the patient’s safety and for the best outcome possible for surgery and recovery.