At Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center, our orthopedic and sports medicine specialists provide state-of-the-art care and treatment for a broad spectrum of orthopedic conditions through minimally invasive procedures, comprehensive therapies and orthopedic rehabilitation.
We understand how joint and back pain can keep you and your loved ones from enjoying quality time together. This is why we work to provide our treatments and services in an efficient and compassionate healing environment.
Our orthopedic department provides top quality orthopedic services in a comfortable and compassionate environment. These services include joint replacement, sports medicine, trauma and rehabilitation, as well as an exceptional physical therapy program and a wide array of procedures and treatments.
After diagnosis, our multidisciplinary orthopedic team designs an individualized treatment and rehabilitation plan tailored to your needs. The team carefully manages your progress throughout treatment, rehab and physical therapy. Their goal is to get you back to living the fullest life possible, as quickly as possible.
As part of our comprehensive orthopedic program, Providence Little Company of Mary Torrance Medical Center offers top quality sports medicine. Our sports medicine specialists treat a wide range of conditions and problems, including acute injuries, such as the dislocation of a joint, ligament tears and joint sprains. They also care for patients who have overuse injuries such as carpal tunnel, stress fractures, muscle strains and tendonitis.
By combining medical expertise and advanced treatment techniques, our orthopedic physicians treat injuries that negatively affect a patient’s quality of life. The types of conditions we treat include:
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Arthritis pain
- Back pain
- Joint pain (knee and hip)
- Disorders of the shoulders, elbows, hands, feet and ankles
Along with conservative medical strategies that include medication, exercise and physical therapy, our orthopedic surgeons also perform the most advanced, minimally-invasive surgeries for any injury to the bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, and muscles.
These new techniques are performed through a small incision, which means less pain, and a shorter recovery. With these excellent outcomes, our patients typically are able to leave the hospital and start the rehabilitation process sooner, allowing them to recover quickly and get back to normal life activities.
Attendance in a pre-operative class prior to receiving joint replacement surgery at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center is recommended. In addition to learning some of the basic anatomy of the hip and knee, we help you understand Joint Replacement Surgery. By planning ahead, you can help ensure a smooth surgery and a speedy recovery.
This class covers everything you need to know about preparing for your surgery including:
- The goal of your surgery
- Operative site preparation
- Medication reminders
- Dietary restrictions and recommendations
- What to pack and bring to the hospital
- Facts about blood transfusions
- Getting your home ready
Knowing what to expect during your stay in the hospital helps to ease some of the anxiety you might be feeling. We discuss:
- What happens the day of your surgery
- Anesthesia and pain management
- Hospital equipment
- Therapy and rehabilitation
- Considerations for planning your discharge from the hospital
When being discharged from the hospital, there are be a number of instructions that you receive to take care of yourself when you return home. This class helps you better prepare and cover the following:
- Wound and extremity care
- DVT prophylaxis
- Home health and durable medical equipment
- Driving considerations and handicapped parking
- Dental prophylaxis
- Traveling considerations
- When to call your doctor
- Follow-up visits with your doctor
- Physical and Occupational Therapy
Following surgery, there are a number of different precautions that you need to follow. This class covers guidelines for the following:
- Total Hip Precautions
- Total Knee Precautions
- Weight bearing status
- Sleeping and getting in/out of bed
- Transfer training
- Stair training
- Car transfers
- Sexual activities
- Hip and knee exercises
- Activities of daily living including dressing and bathing
- Frequently asked questions after joint replacement surgery