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Orthopedics

Orthopedic ExamFind care for your bones, joints and muscles from Cone Health Medical Group’s orthopedic specialists. You gain access to a team of respected surgeons, physical therapists, a physiatrist (rehabilitation doctor), sports medicine physician, rheumatologist and other compassionate experts. Turn to Reidsville Orthopedics & Sports Medicine or Piedmont Orthopedics for help relieving discomfort and getting back to your favorite activities.

Diagnostic Tests

To diagnose your injury or illness, your CHMG doctor will review your medical history and physically examine you. He or she may also recommend a test such as:

  • Digital X-ray – Makes results available sooner than traditional film X-rays and lets a physician enhance images to see them more clearly and provide a more accurate diagnosis
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) – Uses a magnetic field, not radiation, to show the inside of your body
  • Electromyography (EMG) – Measures muscles’ electrical activity
  • Nerve conduction velocity study (NCV) – Reveals how fast electrical signals pass through a nerve
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound – Uses sound waves to show muscles, ligaments, tendons and other structures and provide instant results

Sports Physicals

Make sure your child is healthy enough to play sports. Schedule a physical with a sports medicine physician, and you’ll help your student-athlete embrace an active lifestyle.

Musculoskeletal Treatments

Whenever possible, your personalized treatment plan will begin with one or more of these conservative, nonsurgical methods:

  • Bracing – Stabilizes an injured joint for protection as it heals
  • Exercise therapy – Can ease pain and improve joint and muscle function and mobility
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation – Helps you move more easily, fully and comfortably
  • Pain management – Includes injections of pain-relieving steroids or hyaluronan, a knee lubricant designed to relieve arthritis symptoms

Interventional Spine Care

If you experience chronic back pain, Piedmont Orthopedics’ interventional spine specialist can provide:

  • Therapeutic injections – Delivers anesthetic or steroids directly to a painful muscle or facet joint
  • Radiofrequency ablation – Eliminates nerve tissue that transmits pain signals
  • Spinal cord stimulator trial – Temporarily places leads under your skin that attach to a small, portable generator that disrupts pain signals; determines whether you’d benefit from implantation of a permanent device

Orthopedic Surgery

When surgery is your best treatment option, choose one of our experienced, board-certified orthopedic surgeons trained in advanced procedures, including:

  • Knee surgery
    • Knee arthroscopy – Uses a minimally invasive technique to reconstruct a torn ligament, remove or repair a torn meniscus, or treat other problems
    • Knee replacement – Exchanges all or part of a damaged joint with a prosthesis, sometimes using the guidance of a computer to precisely align the new joint
  • Shoulder surgery
    • Shoulder arthroscopy – Uses a minimally invasive approach to repair a torn rotator cuff, ligament or labrum (cartilage); remove inflamed tissue or relieve other conditions
    • Shoulder replacement – Substitutes an artificial joint for your damaged shoulder
  • Hip replacement (direct anterior approach) – Makes the incision in the front of your hip to affect fewer muscles, reduce postoperative pain and speed recovery; may use real-time imaging technology to help ensure the artificial joint fits precisely and securely
  • Spine surgery
    • Lumbar fusion – Welds vertebrae together to prevent movement that causes pain
    • Microdiscectomy – Removes part of a slipped disc to relieve pressure on a nerve
  • Cartilage (joint cushioning) restoration
    • Autologous chondrocyte implantation – Takes cells from your healthy cartilage to grow in a lab and then implants the new cartilage in your joint
    • Osteochondral allograft transplantation – Replaces damaged cartilage with tissue from a donor
  • Carpal tunnel surgery – Divides the carpal tunnel ligament to ease pressure on the nerve and tendons
  • Fracture repair – Helps heal broken bones

Workers Compensation Services

Return to work safely after an injury by getting help from Cone Health Medical Group’s orthopedic specialists. A rehabilitation team will create a personalized treatment plan that uses work simulation exercises and physical therapy to improve your functional abilities.

Make an Appointment

Call a Cone Health Medical Group orthopedics office near you to schedule your appointment for expert care. 

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