Orthopedic Surgery/Total Joint Replacement & Physical Rehab Services

"Orthopedic Care That’s a Step Ahead and a Step Closer to Home"

From simple sprains to more complex surgical repair, most of us will face a problem with bones and joints at some point in our lives. And when you need orthopedic care for any reason, you will find the expertise and quality care that you expect and deserve right in your neighborhood at Edgewood Surgical Hospital. Our Surgeons on staff offer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation services for a full spectrum of orthopedic problems, ranging from relatively minor sprains, strains and fractures to severe conditions that may require intensive therapy or surgery. Our orthopedic specialists perform thousands of procedures annually and specialize in:

  • Fractures and Sprains
  • Joint Replacement
  • Osteoporosis
  • Back / Spine Injuries and Conditions
  • Hand, Shoulder, and Neck Injuries and Conditions
  • Sports Medicine 
  • Occupational Health

Our facility offers state-of-the-science clinical and surgical centers, medical imaging, and therapy services that are designed to provide you with the most comfortable, efficient, and effective delivery of care. Every step of the way, you will enjoy close personal care, coordinated by our specialists to return you to your active lifestyle as soon as possible.

Our main goal is simple: to provide top quality orthopedic care that will improve or restore each patient’s quality of life.

Regional Recognized Physician Specialists

Our top-notch physicians and staff participate in research projects and clinical trials designed to provide you with the most up-to-date therapeutic and surgical techniques. In fact, many of our physicians are helping to pioneer advancements that are making orthopedic surgery less invasive and shortening recovery times.

Personal Attention from a Team of Experts

Whether you are experiencing rotator cuff problems or torn knee ligaments, carpal tunnel conditions or a herniated disk -- at Edgewood Surgical Hospital, your orthopedic specialist will be with you from your first appointment through your follow-up visits. This close, one-on-one attention helps open up the lines of communication so you can ask questions and understand your care. In turn, we better understand what you are experiencing and how your are progressing.

With your individual interests in mind, we focus on providing comprehensive treatment from the very first stage of evaluation and diagnosis. We discuss the best treatment options for you, then follow through with the implementation of that treatment plan.

The Edgewood Orthopedic Center of Excellence enables us to provide superior care for our joint replacement patients while offering many benefits not found at other hospitals.

These benefits include:

  • “Our in-patients are cared for with special amenities; catered food, all private rooms and family accomodations like one would encounter in a fine hotel. The high nurse to patient ratio allows all patients to have individualized care and attention. This is surgical care at its best.”

    – Stuart D. Anderson, M.D.
    Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Individualized physical therapy plan of care in which family members are encouraged to participate.
  • A comprehensive after-care plan that takes the guess-work out of rehabilitation.
  • High nurse-to-patient ratio with trained nurses who are dedicated to orthopedic care.
  • Extensive educational tools that enhance our patient’s ability to understand their unique and specific situation.
  • All private rooms and family accommodations.
  • Lowest infection rates - Deaths related to hospital infections are the fourth (4th) leading cause of mortality according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Medical Director John P. Scullin, M.D. states, "Lower infection rates are just another example of how specialization can significantly improve the quality of care available for our patients." And superior quality of care is a priority at Edgewood. We believe that Edgewood Surgical Hospital offers the most comprehensive and unique solutions for orthopedic patients. We focus on providing state-of-the-art care in a compassionate and comfortable setting.

Our goal is to not only restore and strengthen you physically, but also to provide you with the knowledge to live your life the way it was meant to be - full of health and vitality. Our regional recognized medical staff are proud to provide their services right here in Mercer County.

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What is Joint Replacement Surgery and what are the benefits?

Joint replacement surgery is removing a damaged joint and putting in a new one. Sometimes, the surgeon will not remove the whole joint, but will only replace or fix the damaged parts.

The doctor may suggest a joint replacement to improve your quality of life. Replacing a joint can relieve pain and help you move and feel better. Hips and knees are replaced most often. Other joints that can be replaced include the shoulders, fingers, ankles, and elbows.

What is Arthroscopy?

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive operation to repair a damaged joint; the surgeon examines the joint with an arthroscope while making repairs through a small incision.

Some of the benefits are:

  • Small incisions produce little scarring and quick healing, allowing patients to return to normal activity in less time than with open surgery.
  • Reduced risk of infection and swelling associated with small incisions.
  • Skeletal joints, such as the knee, hip, or shoulder, are more easily examined with an arthroscope.
  • There is less pain associated with arthroscopic surgery because the small instruments used cause less damage to surrounding tissues than larger surgical devices.
  • A typical arthroscopic procedure takes less than one hour, and the patient can return home the same day.

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Rehabilitation and Therapy Choices

We know how to pace each patient’s recovery so they start moving, gain strength and return to their normal routines as quickly-and safely-as possible. The goal of rehabilitation therapy is to help you resume as active and healthy a lifestyle as possible. We specialize in rehabilitation services for all orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions, including, but not limited to sports related injuries, post surgical rehabilitation, shoulder, ankle, wrist, neck and back problems.

Helping You Return to Your Normal Routine

Your condition probably began with pain and a decrease in strength and mobility. In response, your rehabilitation will focus on reducing the pain and restoring your strength and function as safely and efficiently as possible. It begins in the hospital where your surgery was performed and continues after you are discharged.

If you need additional hospitalization, services will be made available at a rehabilitation organization in the region. You may also receive therapy in the comfort of you own home through The Homecare Network.

Our medical and clinical rehabilitation therapists develop treatment plans tailored to meet each patient’s individual needs and goals.

Our orthopedic physicians and staff are dedicated to providing an exceptional level of personal care and service to our patients. If you have any questions, please contact us at 724-646-0400. Personnel from the Orthopedic Center of Excellence are always willing to assist you.

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Online Resources

The Internet offers a host of resources that can help you become better informed about the latest developments in orthopedic treatments and research.
Click on the links below to access additional materials from other orthopedic-related organizations on the web with valuable information for patients of all ages.

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