At Salt Lake Regional Medical Center, patients know they can count on the dedicated medical staff of orthopedic surgeons, physicians, nurses, and physical therapists no matter what bone or joint problems they face. Orthopedic surgeons at Salt Lake Regional Medical Center specialize in the following treatments and procedures:
- Bone and joint care for knees, hips, shoulders, and ankles
- Comprehensive fracture care
- Arthroscopic surgery
- Ligament reconstruction
- Partial and total joint replacement (hips, knees, shoulders)
- Treatment for sports injuries
- Treatment of work-related injuries
Osteoarthritis: What It Is and How to Treat It
Dr. Jordan Schaeffer discusses treatment options for osteoarthritis in a special post on the Salt Lake Regional Hospital blog.
Salt Lake Regional Medical Center is the proud home of the Center for Precision Joint Replacement, established in 2011 by board-certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Aaron Hofmann. The Center is a leader in advanced surgical technologies and the only hospital in the state of Utah to offer MAKOplasty® hip arthroplasty and MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing.
MAKOplasty® for Hips
MAKOplasty® offers patients with severe osteoarthritis of the hips a superior alternative to traditional hip replacement. Prior to the procedure, the surgeon orders a CT scan, which is used to create a 3-D model of the hips. On the day of the procedure, the surgeon uses the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System and the 3-D model to optimally place a patient-specific hip implant. Most patients experience less pain, smaller incisions, and a quicker recovery. Many patients are able to walk the same day.
MAKOplasty® for Knees
Individuals with early- to mid-stage osteoarthritis in one or two of the knee’s three compartments may be candidates for the MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing procedure. Prior to the procedure, the surgeon orders a CT scan, which is used to create a patient-specific implant. During the surgery, degenerative bone tissue is removed and the patient-specific implant is optimally placed to ensure maximum comfort and life. Most patients experience less pain, smaller incisions, and a quicker recovery. Many patients are able to walk the same day.
Have more questions about joint replacement surgery? Check out our joint replacement FAQs.
Shoulder injuries are some of the most common types of joint injuries – especially in younger active patients. The orthopedic surgeons at Salt Lake Regional Medical Center specialize in treating a variety of shoulder conditions (torn rotator cuff, impingement, etc.), as well as performing total shoulder replacement surgeries.
Comprehensive Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
Patients who receive orthopedic care at Salt Lake Regional Medical Center have access to some of Salt Lake City’s best physical therapist and rehabilitation specialists in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. Physical therapy services are provided in two convenient locations in Salt Lake City and Sandy. Our team serves athletes at the peak of their careers, as well as older patients who wish to regain lost mobility.
Advanced Care for Athletes: Sports Medicine Center of Utah
The orthopedic surgeons at Salt Lake Regional Medical Center have a close partnership with the Sports Medicine Center of Utah, a hospital practice that services amateur and professional athletes in the Salt Lake City area. Common sports-related orthopedic injuries treated include:
- Muscle strains, sprains and cramps
- Frozen shoulders and joint pain
- Tendonitis (i.e., tennis elbow)
- Runner’s Knee (patellofemoral pain)
- Shin splints
- Sprained or twisted ankles
- Achilles tendon injuries
- Foot arch pains and strains
- Stress fractures
For more information about orthopedic services at Salt Lake Regional Medical Center, call 1-866-431-WELL (9355).
Our Providers in the News
Watch Dr. Hoffman (founder of the Operation Walk’s Utah chapter) on KSL as he talks about a recent trip to El Salvador where they provided free joint replacement surgeries.