Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery in Texarkana
Patients in Texarkana and the surrounding communities don’t need to travel far to receive high quality sports medicine and orthopedic services. They can trust the dedicated and experienced orthopedic specialists at Wadley Regional Medical Center to provide comprehensive diagnostics, therapeutic care and orthopedic surgery, including joint replacement surgery.
Whether you were injured playing sports or on the job, our orthopedic, sports medicine and physical therapy experts can provide thorough diagnostic and imaging services as well as non-invasive and surgical orthopedic treatment options to help you get back on the field or to work.
We also specialize in treating people with all types of arthritis and osteoarthritis, providing minimally invasive treatments as well as traditional surgical solutions up to and including complex joint replacement surgeries.
What Are Orthopedic Specialists?
Orthopedists deal with all things related to the body’s musculoskeletal system, including treating defects, diseases and injuries. Our orthopedic team excels at diagnosing and treating a wide range of joint, tendon, ligament and skeletal problems. We pride ourselves on the expert skill of our board-certified orthopedic surgeons but also have a team skilled in the development of non-invasive rehabilitation and physical therapy treatment plans.
Orthopedic Conditions We Treat
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears
- Muscle Strains
- Foot and Ankle Injuries
- Labral and Meniscal Tears
- Rotator Cuff Tears
- Cervical and Lumbar Disc Injuries
- Spinal Deformities
Orthopedic Services We Offer
- Shoulder Replacements
- Knee Replacements
- Hip Replacements
- Ankle Replacement
- Interventional Treatments
- Epidural Steroid Injections
- Physical Therapy
- Dry needling
- Manual Therapy
- Hand Therapy
- Upper Extremity Splinting
- Occupational Therapy
Total joint replacement is a procedure where the physician surgically removes a damaged or diseased hip, knee or shoulder joint and replaces it with an artificial joint. It usually is done when all other treatment options have failed to provide adequate pain relief. The procedure should relieve a painful joint. The Wadley Joint Replacement program combines patient education, proven surgical techniques and rehabilitation to ensure optimal outcomes. For information on our Joint Replacement Program, call the Joint Program Coordinator at (903) 798-7039.
Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy for Orthopedic Injuries
Resorting to surgery is often a last resort for many patients who are struggling with joint pain, osteoarthritis or have suffered a sports or workplace injury. Our orthopedic team works closely with our physical therapy specialists to develop individualized treatment programs intended to relieve pain, improve mobility and restore function. Our team includes therapists with special training in manual therapy and dry needling.
We also help educate patients on techniques and ongoing exercise they can use to prevent the same or similar injuries from recurring.
Cutting-Edge Minimally Invasive Surgical Solutions
Our orthopedic surgeons utilize advanced surgical technology to reduce surrounding tissue damage, improve recovery times and minimize surgical scarring. Many of these state-of-the-art surgical procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis, so you will be able to go home the same day your procedure is performed.
How Does Minimally Invasive Surgery Work?
A very small camera, called an endoscope, is threaded through a small incision near the surgical site. The endoscope will allow your orthopedic surgeon to clearly visualize the joint or treatment area on a plasma screen monitor in the surgical suite. The surgeon will make additional small incisions, often referred to as keyhole incisions, through which they pass small surgical instruments.
Orthopedic surgeons trained in endoscopic surgery can perform an array of surgical procedures using small instruments, providing a significant leap forward in patient experiences and results.
The outpatient nature of these procedures means patients who undergo minimally invasive surgeries require a much shorter hospital stay, and the small incisions result in less blood loss, lower infection risk, faster recovery and reduced scarring.
Not every orthopedic surgery can be performed endoscopically, especially more complex total joint replacement surgeries. If you require orthopedic surgery, ask your orthopedic surgeon for Wadley!
For some of our orthopedic surgeons, the use of the ON-Q Pain Relief System is used to help control pain. This non-narcotic elastomeric pump automatically and continuously delivers a regulated flow of local anesthetic to a patient’s surgical site or in close proximity to nerves, providing targeted pain relief for up to five days. It contains a variable rate controller that enables the flow rate to be changed according to patients’ individual pain relief requirements.