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Whether you’ve been living with chronic joint pain or sustained a serious injury, your primary care physician or an emergency room doctor may refer you to an orthopaedic specialist. Southwoods Orthopaedics offers the most-advanced techniques and procedures right here in the Mahoning Valley. From minimally invasive surgeries to total joint replacements, the available expertise is unmatched and focused on providing first-class overall treatment.

Our orthopaedic specialists utilize Southwoods Imaging’s advanced diagnostic services for the most accurate diagnoses. They also have access to the region’s only CMS Five-Star rated hospital for patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes, The Surgical Hospital at Southwoods, and perform more orthopaedic procedures at Southwoods than any other facility in the area.

Our orthopaedic network gives patients the opportunity to explore additional treatment options, as well as receive a comprehensive care plan specifically designed for them.

Common Conditions

Orthopaedic Services and Sub-Specialties

Hip and knee replacements are surgical procedures in which parts of an arthritic or damaged joint is removed and replaced with a metal, plastic or ceramic device called a prosthesis. The prosthesis is designed to replicate the movement of a normal, healthy joint.

Anterior approach hip replacement surgery is performed through a smaller surgical incision, which is in the front of the hip rather than the side or back like a traditional hip replacement. The advantages include less muscle trauma, faster and easier recovery, less pain, shorter hospital stays and a decreased chance of hip dislocations.

In this procedure, the damaged parts of the shoulder (the ball or the socket or both) are removed and replaced with artificial components. If you’ve been dealing with shoulder pain that hasn’t responded to conservative, nonsurgical treatments, it may be time to consider this surgery. The artificial components are designed to replicate the movement of a normal, healthy joint.
Our hand and wrist specialists treat common upper extremity conditions such as arthritis, trigger finger, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendon injuries, fractures, traumatic injuries and sprains and strains.
For patients who have not achieved their desired level of pain relief through more conservative measures, Southwoods has assembled an expert team of board certified, fellowship-trained spine surgeons to offer solutions. Our spine specialists provide care for a wide range of problems such as herniated disks, sciatica, chronic pain, degenerative disk disease, spondylolisthesis and spinal stenosis.

Our sports medicine specialists focus on helping patients improve their athletic performance, recover more quickly from injury and prevent future injuries. Whether you are an amateur, recreational or professional athlete, our specialists can help get you back in the game. Many of our physicians serve as team doctors for local high school teams and Youngstown State University, so they are accustomed to treating a wide range of athletic injuries.

Regenerative medicine is the process of replacing or regenerating tissue that may be permanently damaged to restore function. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy and Stem Cell Therapy are two types of regenerative medicine.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy injects a concentration of a patient’s own platelets to help promote faster healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints, and some milder forms of arthritis.

Stem Cell Therapy is the use of your body’s own stem cells to help speed repair for bone, muscle, joint, soft tissue and nerve injuries. This regenerative, non-surgical treatment can be effective for patients who haven’t experienced adequate relief with more conventional treatments.

Our foot and ankle specialists treat conditions such as Achilles injuries, arthritis, bunions, hammertoes, foot and ankle fractures and sprains,tendon injuries, complex revisions and trauma.

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