Lake Charles Memorial Hospital's orthopedic physicians are experts in bone and joint medicine in southwest Louisiana. From advanced endoscopic surgery for carpal tunnel, to pioneering minimally invasive arthroscopic knee and shoulder repair, to the latest diagnostics and treatment for back pain, to cutting-edge sports medicine and rehabilitation, Memorial Hospital is leading the way in comprehensive orthopedic and sports medicine care.
- Hip, Shoulder & Knee
- Foot & Ankle
- Spine and Back
- Sports Medicine
- Hand & Wrist
- Occupational Injuries
- General Orthopedics
- Physical Rehabilitation
And it doesn't stop there. We provide a multi-disciplinary approach and a continuum of care, beginning with an expert consultation and continuing through diagnostics, treatment, follow-up and rehabilitation services. Many of our physical therapy and athletic training programs are designed to prevent injuries and screen for risk factors. In all aspects of orthopedic care, our goal is to develop and maintain the highest standards of clinical practice and patient satisfaction.
Accidents, arthritis, osteoporosis, and just the age factor can cause bone and joint wear and tear. Our board certified orthopedic physicians not only treat, but also teach many of the latest techniques to medical professionals in the field of orthopedics and sports medicine. Utilizing the latest diagnostics, treatment, and rehabilitation options for musculoskeletal injuries and illnesses, our specialists provide expert and personalized approaches to bone and joint problems, including:
Physical Medicine - With quality of life an ever-increasing goal, physical medicine is moving to the forefront of treatment options for a wide range of orthopedic problems. Non-surgical treatments for arthritis, tendonitis, work and sports related injuries, back injuries, or serious illness, such as multiple sclerosis and muscular dystrophy, may include biofeedback, pharmacological treatment, injection techniques, physical therapy and exercise, as well as techniques to maximize the ability to function with the use of equipment and assistance devices.
- Fracture & Sprain Care -Broken bones can range from common childhood mishaps to complex, life threatening conditions. Depending on the location and severity of the injury, non-surgical or minimally-invasive treatment options may include reduction to set the bone back into its correct position, casts, braces or splints to immobilize the bone or joint, traction to pull the bone to its proper length, or physical therapy to strengthen weakened or damaged muscles and tendons.
- Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy - Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy provides a promising solution to accelerate the healing of tendon injuries and osteoarthritis. PRP merges cutting-edge technology with the body’s natural ability to heal itself. The patient’s own platelets, which have properties that kick-start the healing process, are injected directly into the injured area. PRP can improve the treatment of stubborn injuries in athletes of all ages, including hamstring strains, Achilles tendinitis, and ankle sprains. It can also enhance healing in rotator cuff repairs and ligament reconstructions of the knee. The risk for rejection or allergic reaction from PRP is low, because the platelets come from the patient’s own body. The injection has less risk for infection than an incision, leaves no scar, and takes about 20 minutes. It also has a shorter recovery time compared to even minimally invasive surgery.
With cutting-edge, minimally invasive techniques that go between the muscles, tendons and ligaments, rather than cutting through them, Memorial’s orthopedic surgeons utilize tiny cameras and surgical instruments inserted via one or two small incisions. Surgeries and procedures, in most cases, take less than two hours, with reduced trauma, faster healing, less pain, shorter hospital stays and better cosmetic benefits.
Modern day advances in sports medicine not only prevent injuries and enhance an athlete’s performance, but are extending once side-lined careers. At the forefront of this progress, Memorial’s Sports Medicine program is southwest Louisiana’s leader in pediatric, adolescent and adult sports injury assessment and treatment for amateur and professional-bound athletes alike. As such, we are the official sports medicine provider for 22 high school athletic programs.
Utilizing state-of-the-art digital imaging equipment, our experienced board certified radiologists, registered nurses and radiology technologists provide a complete array of orthopedic diagnostic services. Our technology enables referring physicians to have online access to patient images and reports 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Orthopedic Trauma Care
Accidents are always ill-timed and never convenient, but when they occur Memorial has board certified orthopedic coverage 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. In addition to experienced orthopedic trauma specialists on call, the ER is staffed by skilled, board certified emergency medicine physicians, family medicine residents, nurse practitioners, emergency care certified nurses, and clinical educators.
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Orthopedic/Sports Medicine Physician Appointments
Saturday Morning Sports Injury Clinic