Comprehensive Orthopedic Care Focused on What’s Best for You
Don’t let bone or joint pain keep you from living your best life. Saint Vincent Hospital has a Center for Musculoskeletal Services dedicated to helping patients get back to efficiently doing the things they love most. We have compassionate nurses,
doctors, surgeons, physician assistants, rehabilitation specialists and other medical support staff who are ready to provide the support and assistance you need throughout the care process. Additionally, our Worcester orthopedic doctors understand
that every person’s condition is different and therefore provide personalized treatment plans that complement your unique healthcare needs.
Some of the orthopedics services we offer include:
What Is an Orthopedic Doctor?
An orthopedic doctor focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, management and prevention of various conditions and diseases that affect the musculoskeletal system. This includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. Orthopedic doctors
also assist during rehabilitation so you can recover your strength, flexibility, range of motion and movement after surgery or an injury.
The common subspecialty areas of orthopedic doctors are as follows:
- Foot and ankle
- Hip and knee
- Shoulder and elbow
- Sports medicine
- Trauma surgery
When Should You Visit an Orthopedic Doctor in Worcester?
We recommend that you visit one of our orthopedic doctors in Worcester if you experience any of these signs and symptoms:
- Difficulty performing normal, day-to-day activities
- Noticeable decrease in joint mobility or range of motion
- Numbness and/or tingling
- Persistent or recurring bone, joint or muscle pain
- Severe joint pain
Please visit an orthopedic doctor as well if you have an injury or if you previously had a joint replacement and still experience difficulty.
Which Conditions Do Our Orthopedic Doctors Treat?
Our Worcester orthopedic doctors treat various musculoskeletal conditions, which include but are not limited to the following:
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
- Back pain
- Bone cancer
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Joint pain
- Limb abnormalities (i.e., bowlegs and clubfoot)
- Muscle strains
- Sports injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Spinal deformity
- Spine tumors
How Do Doctors Diagnose an Orthopedic Condition?
Orthopedic specialists or doctors diagnose an orthopedic condition by asking about your medical history and symptoms as well as by performing a physical exam. They usually ask about pain and check for swelling, redness, muscle atrophy or muscle weakness.
If you need further tests, they may also request blood tests and imaging tests such as X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans.
Which Non-surgical Treatment Options Do We Offer?
Our orthopedic doctors usually recommend nonsurgical treatment options first for joint pain and discomfort. These may include any of the following:
- Casts and splints
- Nerve blocks
- Over-the-counter medications
- Physical therapy
- Prescription medications
- Steroid injections
- Other lifestyle changes
Which Surgical Treatment Options Do We Offer?
If your pain or discomfort won’t go away with nonsurgical treatment options, an orthopedic doctor in Worcester may also recommend any of the following procedures:
- Ankle replacement
- Cartilage restoration
- Corrective surgery
- Fracture repair
- Hip replacement
- Joint replacement
- Knee replacement
- Nerve repair
- Reconstructive surgery
- Shoulder replacement
- Spine surgery
- Tendon repair
Our Commitment to Helping You Get Back to Life
Whether you experience pain because of a congenital disorder, a chronic condition like arthritis or an injury, our orthopedic care team at the Center for Musculoskeletal System can help you with a comprehensive treatment plan, including surgical options
for more severe cases.
We’re committed to helping you get moving again and enjoying physical activities. We invest time and energy in research and innovation to continuously improve the quality of our healthcare services, help maximize
the success rates of our patients and provide the best patient experience from the time they schedule an appointment to recovery. At the same time, we conduct classes and events that help educate our patients and their loved ones about various musculoskeletal conditions and how to manage them. We also highly encourage our patients to attend these events to gain new friends or get support, especially during recovery.
As always, we’re here for you with the expertise and compassion that makes us a community built on care.
Awards and Distinctions
Because of your trust and our team’s passion for excellence, Saint Vincent Hospital has received several awards and distinctions through the years such as the following:
- Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News and World Report
- Knee Replacement – High Performing Hospital by U.S. News and World Report
- Knee and Hip Replacement Blue Cross/Blue Shield Blue Distinction Award
Visit the Center for Musculoskeletal Services
If you experience pain or any symptom related to an orthopedic condition, visit the Center for Musculoskeletal Services at Saint Vincent Hospital or schedule an appointment with one of our doctors by calling