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When you come to Providence Alaska Medical Center for your orthopedic needs, you get expert care from a team of dedicated professionals. Working together, we treat all types of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries in adults and children. Our goal is to help you return to being active and pain-free.

We recognize that you have unique needs. We work to address those needs in a way that will be easiest for you and result in the quickest possible healing. We offer classes before your surgery to help you prepare and home health services afterward to help with your recovery when you leave the hospital. We also offer a highly experienced staff and specialized care.

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We focus on injuries and conditions that affect bones, muscles and joints. Some of the orthopedic conditions we commonly treat include:

  • ACL tears
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Fractures
  • Joint dislocation
  • Labrum tears
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Sciatica
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tendonitis
  • Trauma-related injuries
  • Trigger finger

Treatment is tailored to your individual needs. It may include outpatient or inpatient services that involve one or more of the following:

  • Braces and supports
  • Casts
  • Medication
  • Physical and occupational therapy and rehabilitation
  • Surgery
    • Arthrodesis
    • Arthroscopy
    • Hand and wrist procedures
    • Foot and ankle surgery
    • Joint reconstruction and replacement
    • Microsurgery
    • Osteotomy
    • Spine surgery, including disc replacement
    • Synovectomy
  • Trauma care

Our joint replacement team helps you prepare for your procedure and educates you about what to expect before, during and after surgery. Our program services include:

Before surgery:

  • Pre-operative class for you and your caregiver coach
  • Comprehensive handbook highlighting each step of the procedure and healing process

During your procedure:

  • Customized joint program patient rooms on our dedicated orthopedic unit
  • A designated rehabilitation area to better assist post-operative treatment

After surgery:

  • Coordinated services with physical and occupational therapists
  • Comprehensive outpatient therapy services
  • Home health care services if needed
Joint Camp Class

When you’re preparing for a joint replacement, we want to make sure you know what to expect. We’re here to answer your questions and educate you and your family about the procedure and your recovery.

If you are scheduled to have knee or hip replacement surgery, please plan to attend our 1½-hour class.

You can register for our pre-op joint replacement classes by calling 907-212-6165 or 888-674-5465, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Learn more about joint replacement surgery by reading these guides:

A team approach to orthopedic care allows us to provide individualized care that best meets your needs. Members of our team include:

  • Occupational therapists
  • Ortho care technicians
  • Pharmacists
  • Physical therapists
  • Registered nurses
  • Spiritual care providers
  • Surgeons

When you have orthopedic surgery with us, our goal is to provide you with the best outcome. We focus on restoring your strength and mobility after surgery so you can return to an active, independent lifestyle as quickly as possible.

Your surgeon and therapists will guide your rehabilitation and teach you exercises that will aid your recovery. We also make several videos available that can be helpful. They show you the proper technique for performing your exercises and are a great resource when you’re exercising without your therapist there by your side.

Hip replacement exercises

Your surgeon or therapist may recommend these exercises if you have hip replacement surgery. Be sure to do only the exercises your care team recommends. If you still have questions after watching the videos, don’t hesitate to ask us.

Knee replacement exercises

These videos demonstrate exercises that may be helpful if you have knee replacement surgery. Be sure to follow your care team’s recommendations regarding which exercises you do and how often. Your therapist or doctor will be happy to help if you have questions.