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Whether your problem is a simple sprain or a total joint replacement, you can count on the dedicated medical staff physicians and clinical team members at Salt Lake Regional Medical Center. Our orthopedic team consists of experienced surgeons, nurses and physical therapists readily available to help you throughout your surgery and recovery process. Click here for a complete list of the orthopedic specialists at Salt Lake Regional Medical Center or phone 1-866-431-WELL (9355) for a referral

Providing high quality, specialized orthopedic care, our team’s areas of expertise include:

  • Bone and joint care for knees, shoulders and ankles.
  • Comprehensive fracture care.
  • Arthroscopic surgery.
  • Ligament reconstruction.
  • Hip and knee joint replacement (partial and total).
  • Treatment for sports injuries.

Comprehensive Physical Therapy
Every patient takes part in a unique and comprehensive physical and occupational therapy program which begins the day after surgery to facilitate faster healing and recovery. Using the newest techniques and equipment, our dedicated therapists will work with you and your surgeon to develop a rehabilitation plan to meet your individual needs.

Hip and Knee Joint Replacement
Hip and knee replacement can help many people with debilitating joint pain return to active lives. Joints are formed at the ends of two or more bones connected by tissue called cartilage. Healthy cartilage provides a cushion for the bones, but when the cartilage is damaged or wears away, the bones can rub against each other, causing great pain. Joint replacement can reduce pain, restore movement to the joint, and improve the overall quality of a patient’s life.

When only a portion of the joint is damaged, a surgeon may be able to perform partial joint replacement. In other cases, a total joint replacement is required and involves inserting artificial joints, called implants. Orthopedic surgeons on the medical staff at Salt Lake Regional Medical Center offer innovative procedures designed to meet the individual needs of patients.

Sports Medicine Center of Utah
Whether you’re a highly trained professional or simply a weekend warrior, Salt Lake Regional Sports Medicine offers a comprehensive sports medicine program that includes certified athletic trainers, physical therapist, dieticians, primary care sports medicine physicians as well as highly experienced orthopedic surgeons. Our goal: to get you back in the game as soon as possible. Our team of highly-trained professionals work together to evaluate and treat sports injuries — from repairing damaged muscles, bones and joints, to building strength, flexibility and endurance to prevent future sports-related problems. We provide treatments for a wide variety of sports-related issues, including:

  • 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.

 

Our Providers in the News

August 31, 2011 - 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.

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