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OGHS Orthopedics

Treatment for Bone, Muscle & Joint Pain

Whether you're dealing with chronic joint or spine pain from a degenerative condition or a sports- or accident-related injury, Opelousas General Health System provides expert care and treatment to get you back to living your life.

We provide a wide range of inpatient medical and surgical services and outpatient rehabilitation services, focused on improving bone health to help you regain your freedom of movement. Combining the expertise of orthopedic specialists with state-of-the-art technology, we offer the medical and surgical care you and your loved ones need.

Total & Partial Joint Replacement

Many people encounter pain and soreness in their joints as they age. Joint pain is often successfully treated with noninvasive treatments like medication and physical therapy. If these treatments no longer provide the relief you need, it’s time to consider joint replacement surgery.

Joint surgery involves removing all of or part of a joint and replacing it with a new artificial mechanism. Many joints can be replaced with surgery, and the specifics of your operation will depend on which joint is being replaced and how severe the pain is. Our facility is equipped with advanced robotic technology that lets us perform minimally invasive procedures.

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery for Hip and Knees

Mako is a patient-specific, robotic arm procedure for partial knee replacement, total knee replacement, and total hip replacement. Learn more about MAKO here.

Benefits of Mako surgery include:

  • Minimally invasive procedures
  • Bone sparing procedures - using the Mako can help save more healthy bone and tissue
  • Smaller incisions
  • Less scarring
  • Minimal hospitalization
  • Rapid recovery and return to daily activities

Blue Distinction Recognition

Opelousas General Health System is proud to be recognized by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana with a Blue Distinction® Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement designation. To learn more about Blue Distinction, visit www.bcbs.com/bluedistinction.

Specialized Hand, Elbow & Wrist Services

Injuries and conditions of the hand, elbow, and wrist are some of the most common reasons people visit an orthopedist. Many occupations require employees to put a lot of strain on these areas. When you are suffering from hand, elbow, or wrist pain, our experienced orthopedic team is here to help. We have specialized programs to treat conditions such as:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Sports injuries
  • Tendinitis
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Tennis elbow

Spine Disorder Treatment

The spine is one of the most complex parts of the body. There are many different types of spinal conditions, which can make diagnosing the cause of aches and pains difficult.

Some of the spine disorders we treat include:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated disc
  • Scoliosis
  • Chronic low back pain

Our experienced spine experts use state-of-the-art imaging technology to find the root cause of back pain and other spine problems.

Physical Therapy

In physical therapy, you work with a skilled physical medicine specialist who creates a personalized treatment program designed for your specific needs. Physical therapy is a long-term treatment in which you perform guided exercises and activities that rebuild strength and mobility. This noninvasive treatment often yields substantial results that prevent the need for surgery. You may also benefit from physical therapy after surgery to speed up your recovery.

Our Team

Our team consists of specialists in orthopedic care, including board-certified physicians, registered and licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistants, case managers, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, and other medical personnel. Members of your team are committed to doing their part to getting you back on your feet, providing expert, personal and compassionate care.

Healing Environment

Our unit is designed to promote healing by maximizing your comfort during your stay. All of the rooms are private, allowing for peace and quiet and family visits. Each room is also equipped with state-of-the-art orthopedic beds that reduce stress on pressure points, helping to minimize pain, as well as a computerized medication delivery system, and flat-screen televisions.

Referral Process

Other facilities seeking orthopedic care for patients with emergency and non-emergency orthopedic issues can refer patients for treatment at Opelousas General. Referring physicians can access our services by contacting our Emergency Department for transfer or by contacting the local orthopedic physician directly.

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