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.
Our Orthopedic and Sports Medicine team is the strong medicine you need. Moving is part of life. We take flexibility, strength and range of motion for granted until they're gone. When help is needed, whether for prevention or treatment, it's good to know there's a trusted leader in Lake Charles like the Orthopedic services of Memorial Hospital.
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.. General Orthopedics
- Hip, Shoulder & Knee
- Foot & Ankle
- Spine and Back
- Sports Medicine
- Hand & Wrist
- Occupational Injuries
- General Orthopedics
- Physical Rehabilitation
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 - treatments for arthritis,tendonitis,work and sports related injuries,back injuries,or serious illness,such as multiple sclerosis and muscular dystrophy
Fracture & Sprain Care - 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 - therapy provides a promising solution to accelerate the healing of tendon injuries and osteoarthritis. It can also enhance healing in rotator cuff repairs and ligament reconstructions of the knee.
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,7 days a week.
Orthopedic Emergency Care
Accidents are always ill-timed and never convenient,but when they occur Memorial has board certified orthopedic coverage 24 hrs a day,7 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.