About This Clinic
Orthopedics Surgeons and Doctors in Creston, Iowa
The orthopedic specialists at Greater Regional Health provide comprehensive care for orthopedic conditions and rehabilitation. At Greater Regional Health in Creston, Iowa, our team of orthopedic surgeons and doctors use the latest state-of-the-art technology to treat patients. From knee replacement surgery to shoulder arthroscopy, whatever your condition, our orthopedic specialists strive to determine the best course of action.
What Is An Orthopedic Doctor?
Orthopedic doctors and surgeons specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, including disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons and nerves. Many orthopedic doctors have subspecialities within the orthopedic clinic, such as:
- Sports Medicine
Our orthopedic doctors and surgeons treat musculoskeletal conditions with a variety of procedures, including:
- Knee Arthroscopy: A procedure used to treat or diagnose problems by inserting a camera to see inside the knee joint.
- Shoulder Arthroscopy: A procedure using a camera to examine or repair shoulder joint tissues
- Knee Replacement Surgery: The damaged knee joint is removed and replaced by an artificial joint. Knee replacements can either be partial, total or revisions.
- Fracture Care: Our team specializes in the care of fractures, which are breaks within the bone.
Orthopedic doctors are specially trained to handle all types of musculoskeletal conditions and to provide both inpatient and outpatient care. Orthopedic doctors are not only trained in treatment and procedures but also diagnosis and rehabilitation. They also often serve as consultants to other physicians.
Do You Have to Have a Referral to See An Orthopedic Surgeon?
Most people who need to see an orthopedic surgeon are referred by their primary care provider. However, you can reach out to the Greater Regional Health Orthopedic Clinic to speak with a doctor in the department. Our orthopedic surgeons are located right here in the Greater Regional Health hospital in Creston, providing convenient care. Our internal medicine and primary care providers work closely with the orthopedic doctors to develop a coordinated approach to your healthcare.
Is There a Difference Between An Orthopedic Doctor and An Orthopedic Surgeon?
An orthopedic surgeon is a physician who is trained in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders or injuries in the musculoskeletal system. Most people use the terms orthopedic doctor and orthopedic surgeon interchangeably, as ortho surgeons use both surgical and non-surgical methods to treat disorders.
Sports Medicine Services
Sports Medicine is a key component of the Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Clinic at Greater Regional Health. You don’t need to be a high level athlete to see a sports medicine physician. Sports medicine physicians are trained to council athletes, teams or anyone looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle or injury prevention, as well as provide treatment when injuries occur. At Greater Regional Health, our athletic trainers work with athletes in the Southwest Iowa area to prevent and treat injuries in coordination with the clinic.
Make An Appointment With a Greater Regional Health Orthopedic Doctor
From knee replacements to knee arthroscopy, our orthopedic doctors strive to provide the highest level of state-of-the-art care for musculoskeletal conditions. For disorders that affect your joints, our expert orthopedic surgeons and doctors are by your side. Contact Greater Regional Health to help you choose a physician that’s right for you.