What is Orthopedics?
According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, orthopedics is the medical specialty that focuses on injuries and diseases of your body's musculoskeletal system. This complex system, which includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves, allows you to move, work and be active.
What surgeries/procedures do orthopedic surgeons perform?
Hip Replacement Surgery
Knee Replacement Surgery
Shoulder and Rotator Cuff Surgery
Hand and Wrist Surgery
Total Joint Replacement
Dr. William Ralston, DO
Dr. Timothy Rankin, MD
Jake Davis PA-C, MPAS
First Floor of the Medical Arts Plaza
Total joint replacement is a surgical procedure in which parts of an arthritic or damaged joint are removed and replaced with a metal, plastic, or ceramic device called a prosthesis. The prosthesis is designed to replicate the movement of a normal, healthy joint.
Hip and knee replacements are the most commonly performed joint replacements, but replacement surgery can be performed on other joints, as well, including the ankle, wrist, shoulder, and elbow.
Mako SmartRobotics™ is an innovative solution for many suffering from painful arthritis of the knee or hip. Mako uses a 3D CT-based planning software so your surgeon can know more about your anatomy to create a personalized joint replacement surgical plan.
Common Injuries and Procedures include:
Arthroscopy of the Shoulder, Hip and Knee
Knee Surgery, including ACL and PCL Repair and Reconstruction
Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
Ligament and Joint Reconstruction
Muscle and Joint Sprains and Strains
Rotator Cuff Tears
Shoulder Dislocation and Instability
Should I make an appointment?
If you are suffering from any type of pain that affects your ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, or back you should consider seeing our Orthopedic Team. You can call and make an appointment yourself, or you can discuss a referral with your primary care provider.
With Mako SmartRobotics, I know more about my patients than ever before, and I'm able to cut less. For some patients, this can mean less soft tissue damage; for others, greater bone preservation.
William Ralston, DO
I developed a passion for healthcare while I was a medic in the Army. I've always enjoyed helping other people.
Jake Davis, PA-C, MPAS
I want to make an impact on Greater Regional Health with Patient Education. To allow informed patient decisions, modern surgical technique, approaches, rehabilitation of improved outcomes.