Orthopedic surgeons are specialists in the care and repair of bone, muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons—all the parts of your musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic problems can be caused by disease, injury, the wear-and-tear of aging, or by a problem you’ve had since birth.
Our team approach to orthopedics care will get you moving as quickly as possible, as comfortably as possible, as safely as possible. Sacred Heart consistently rates above national averages in the safety of it surgical care.
Blue Distinction Recognition
Sacred Heart's orthopedics programs have received recognition from BlueCross BlueShield, which demonstrates our commitment to providing quality care and better overall outcomes for patients of spine, knee replacement and hip replacement procedures.
As a Blue Distinction Center, we are committed to expertise in quality care, resulting in better overall outcomes for patients by meeting objective clinical measures developed with input from expert physicians and medical organizations.
Orthopedic surgery is performed in our Smart Operating Rooms at Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. These new surgical suites and the private patient rooms in our dedicated orthopedic unit were all designed to meet the needs of patients and their families. We are always working to improve every aspect of orthopedic care for our patients: prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.
Among our innovations in orthopedic care:
- Nationally recognized total joint replacement program.
- Pinpoint diagnosis. Our advanced imaging technology includes digital x-ray, MRI and CT, including the 64-Slice CT Scanner. Digitally integrated operating rooms let surgeons view your scans and consult with outside specialists right from the operating room. For outpatients, the latest imaging technology is available at Oregon Imaging Centers.
- A team of orthopedic traumatologists. Our Trauma Team includes specially trained orthopedic traumatologists who treat the most complex fractures and patients with multiple injuries.
- Advances in technology. Surgeons at Sacred Heart work closely with developers of artificial joints and other new devices, making sure you receive the newest and most effective technology.
- Advances in surgical techniques. They include a Sacred Heart surgeon who was the first in Oregon to perform hip replacement using a less-invasive anterior (from the front) approach. This approach reduces trauma to the muscle and speeds recovery. Hip resurfacing is an alternate approach for younger patients to hip replacement.
- Reductions in post-surgical pain. Techniques such as peripheral nerve blocks help patients move, exercise, participate in therapy and leave the hospital sooner.