World-Class Orthopedic Care.

From orthopedic and trauma care to spinal and sports medicine treatment for kids and adults, our surgeons are with you from the start of your diagnosis through surgery, recovery and physical therapy (if needed).

The MVHS Orthopedic Group provides great care, talented teams and state-of-the-art technology. This is for You.

Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Medicine:

  • Provides the availability to coaches and their staff at any time to answer questions regarding care or prevention
    of sports-related injuries
  • Includes x-ray technicians trained to base the amount of radiation needed on each child’s size and condition
    to keep patients’ exposure to a minimum
  • Uses a streamlined approach for diagnosing and treating fractures, sprains and strains in a child- and
    teen- friendly environment
  • Has your child’s health as our main priority and takes pride in providing safe and compassionate care.

Total Hip/Knee Replacement Surgery
Our orthopedic surgeons have extensive experience and training in total hip/knee replacement procedures, including minimally invasive treatment options.

Types of Less Invasive Hip Replacement Options
Anterior Total Hip Replacement Surgery:
Unlike traditional hip replacement surgery, this technique allows the surgeon to work between the muscles and tissues without detaching them from either the hip or thigh bone. Additional benefits to patients are: fewer restrictions during recovery, reduced scarring and stability of the implant sooner after surgery.

Joint Preservation
The following practices can sometimes be used to delay or prevent joint destruction and joint replacement. Most of these can be done through minimally invasive techniques.

Hip Procedures Include:
• Hip Scope – identify and repair labral tears
• Correct snapping hip syndrome
• Cartilage transplant
• Remove loose bodies
• Synovectomy
• Reset bone spurs of acetabulum and femural head.

Knee Procedures Include:
• Cartilage preservation and transplant
• Meniscal repair
• Knee scope
• Tendon and ligament repair/reconstruction.

Shoulder Procedures Include:
• Labral repair
• Tendon/cuff repair
• Cartilage transplant.

Physical Therapy
Some orthopedic patients may need physical therapy following surgery. Our physical therapy team consists of licensed physical therapists, many of whom are doctors of physical therapy, and physical therapy assistants.

Awards and Accreditations

The St. Elizabeth Campus and St. Luke’s Campus have been selected by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies with input from the medical community.

Hospitals designated as Blue Distinction Centers+ for Knee and Hip Replacement demonstrate expertise in total knee and total hip replacement surgeries, resulting in fewer patient complications and hospital readmissions. Designated hospitals must also maintain national accreditation. In addition to meeting these quality thresholds, hospitals designated as Blue Distinction Centers+ are on average 20 percent more cost-efficient in an episode of care compared to other hospitals.

Since 2006, the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program has helped patients find quality providers for their specialty care needs in the areas of bariatric surgery, cardiac care, complex and rare cancers, knee and hip replacements, maternity care, spine surgery, and transplants, while encouraging healthcare professionals to improve the care they deliver. For more information about the program and for a complete listing of the designated facilities, please visit