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Living with daily bone and joint pain can be unbearable for many people. Your ability to move, work, and be physically active is related to the health of your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves. When aches, pains, or serious injuries compromise your ability to function in comfort, turn to the Orthopedic Specialists at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. Palm Beach Gardens Orthopedic Program cares for patients requiring various levels of treatment.
Palm Beach Gardens Orthopedic Program combines the experience of a focused, multidisciplinary team. This team includes internists, anesthesiologists, orthopedic surgeons, nursing, occupational and physical therapists. Together, with the patient, they develop, collaborate, and deliver comprehensive care – from diagnosis through recovery.
Whether receiving a hand X-ray in our Outpatient Radiology department or having a hip X-rayed in our Emergency Room after a fall at home, our dedicated staff of professionals is there to offer technical, yet compassionate care.
Diagnosis of pain, injury or disease is key to prescribing a treatment for successful recovery. At PBGMC, we use advanced orthopedic imaging tools to create precise and detailed images of bones, joints, and tissues. Imaging tests utilized at PBGMC include:
- Computerized Tomography (CT)
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Arthroscopy is a diagnostic procedure performed most frequently on the knee or shoulder joint, but can also include ankles, wrists, and hips. It can be used to diagnose suspected ligament tears, damaged meniscus cartilage, bone fragments, joint pain, or the need for joint surgery. In many cases, repairs can be made through the arthroscope reducing the need for larger incisions and longer recovery time.
Knee and hip replacements are common procedures performed on people with severe arthritis. Joint replacements involve replacing the damaged joint with an artificial joint, or prosthesis.
Once surgery is performed, patients will receive physical therapy and pain management, if needed, for several days while in the hospital. Our team of nurses and physical therapists conduct patient and family education on what to expect when the patient goes home and how to care for the incision prior to discharge. In preparation for the return home after surgery, a home assessment may be conducted to help promote your safety at home. In most cases, patients will be placed on a schedule of outpatient therapy once discharged from the hospital.
Back and Spine Surgery
Knowing that back and neck problems may be complex, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center Back and Spine Specialists are ready to treat the most minor symptoms to some of the most extreme. Don’t let your pain keep you from simple tasks or your favorite activities.
At out outpatient rehabilitation clinic, we help patients learn how to feel the articulation of the ball and socket joints and the deep core firing of the muscles. A quiet, private setting free of distractions; specialized equipment; and the use of mirrors is essential. Patients are asked to visualize inflating their disks as they exhale. Mentally, this puts space between the disks. Once the patients can “see” and feel the deep core firing, results can increase.
Exercise intensity for the low-back muscles is progressively increased as a patient gains strength and spinal flexibility. As part of the program, patients are also given customized home exercises designed to build upon their instruction at the clinic.
If you would like to learn more about the medically supervised outpatient rehabilitation clinic at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, please call 1(866)402-2663.