Orthopedic care in Idaho Falls, Idaho

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Orthopedic care involves treating musculoskeletal system issues, including bones, muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments. Orthopedic conditions affect numerous body parts, but most are confined to the back, neck, spine, hips and knees.

The orthopedic doctors and surgeons at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC) treat a myriad of both adult and pediatric bone and joint conditions. They use state-of-the-art technology and procedures to offer less invasive, fast-healing care, including laser and robot-assisted laparoscopic surgeries.

To find an orthopedic surgeon or to learn more about these services, call (208) 227-2778.

Specialized orthopedics staff

Our team includes skilled physicians who specialize in orthopedics, neurological care and spinal surgery. These physicians collaborate with experts in physical medicine and rehabilitation to provide first-rate nonsurgical and surgical treatment options.

Our specialists use advanced diagnostic imaging to detect damage to joints, soft tissue and spinal discs. If spinal or orthopedic surgery is needed, this technology helps ensure our procedures are carried out with maximum precision. We are proud to provide these services to patients in southeast Idaho, western Wyoming and southern Montana.

When to see a spine specialist

Many common aches and pains can be managed with ice, heat and over-the-counter medications. However, it can be beneficial to consult with a spine specialist for back pain relief and spine problems that persist and prove these household remedies ineffective.

Suppose you are experiencing chronic pain that begins in the back and travels down your legs, weakness or tingling sensations in your legs, unfamiliar neck pain or any spine problems that make everyday activities difficult. In that case, it may be time to consider getting looked at by one of our spine experts.

Orthopedic treatments

The back, neck and spine doctors and neurosurgeons at EIRMC offer comprehensive orthopedic services, such as the following:

Back and spine

With a dedicated team of back specialists and spine specialists, we offer a variety of fusion-based and non-fusion-based treatments for back and spine issues. These treatments include:

  • Cervical fusion
  • Discectomy
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar/vertebral fusion
  • Non-fusion treatments for scoliosis and compressed nerves

Hand and joint care

Degenerative joints and bone fractures can be incredibly frustrating. That's why our orthopedic care team is equipped to address a variety of hand and joint conditions, offering the following services:

  • Arthritic care
  • Fracture care
  • Hand surgery

Hip and knee

Physically active patients tend to be at risk for hip and knee complications. Our hip and knee specialists offer a range of both traditional and cutting-edge, computer-assisted treatments for patients experiencing hip and knee issues. These include:

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic knee surgery
  • Computer-navigated total and partial hip and knee replacements

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Shoulder treatment

Shoulder joint injuries, bone spurs and repetitive activities such as swimming, baseball and tennis can bring about significant complications in the shoulders. Our orthopedic team specializes in numerous treatments for shoulder injuries, including arthroscopic treatments and implant treatments.

These include:

  • Arthroscopic shoulder surgery
  • Impingement syndrome
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Total shoulder replacement

Sports medicine

Sports medicine encompasses treatment and rehabilitation for injuries commonly sustained during physically intensive sports activities. These include concussions, torn ligaments and tendons, fractures, sprains, and other issues affecting the ability to engage in regular physical activity.