When all is well, we take for granted the easy, painless function of joints like our hips, knees, shoulders and fingers. That's because our joints are essential to maintaining everyday activity and enjoying the quality of life. And, for most of us, these joints usually function in wonderful friction-free efficiency and comfort.
But all kinds of things can happen in life and conditions may change. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, sports injuries, accidents or even just getting a bit older can lead to joint damage, great pain and disability. They can even make normal mobility very difficult or perhaps even impossible altogether.
At Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, the expertise of our orthopaedic surgeons, rheumatologists, rehabilitation specialists, occupational and physical therapists and others can provide you with the care you need whenever you might need it. We offer numerous treatment possibilities for joint pain and disability. And if necessary, we can solve the problem with a total joint replacement. Our experience at handling these delicate procedures is extensive, and the process is truly a comprehensive one. It starts with a thorough examination, a myriad of lab tests and a complete review of your history. Then we'll select the most effective, appropriate treatment possible and, if necessary, follow up with therapy and rehabilitation as required.
No matter your problem, whatever your age might be (we offer complete services for pediatrics, adolescents, adults and seniors), we can provide the right solutions for afflictions like these:
- Bone and joint infections
- Miscellaneous joint problems
Put your trust in the boundless experience and capability of the orthopaedic experts at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Our efforts will put an end to chronic joint pain – and restore normal joint movement and function, all to let you enjoy a much higher quality of life.