From joint replacement surgery and minimally invasive procedures, to sports medicine treatments for the serious or casual athlete, our orthopedic surgeons are experts at repairing bones and replacing cartilage, as well as performing complex procedures such as reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).
Our surgeons perform a wide variety of today’s most advanced joint replacement surgeries, including the mini-incision approach to hip replacement, and apply the latest technology to revisions of older joint replacements.
For many procedures, including shoulder replacement and repair, ACL repair, and ligament reconstruction of the knee, we use a non-narcotic nerve block prior to surgery, which greatly diminishes the physiological effects of the body experiencing pain while unconscious and reduces the need for opioid-specific medications, post-surgery.
When surgery is indicated, you and your family can count on our orthopedic surgeons’ expertise in:
JOINT REPLACEMENT AND REVISION
PEDIATRIC ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY
Specialists in sports medicine use the most advanced medical and surgical treatment and physical therapy to help athletes get back in the game, from cortisone injections, to arthroscopic repair of knees, shoulders, and ankles—including ACL reconstruction and rotator cuff repair.
The Clough Sports Medicine & Performance Center offer sports conditioning for athletes who are looking to enhance their performance and reduce the chances of a sports-related injury.
Perform at your best and prevent injuries with one of Emerson Health’s sports conditioning or injury assessment clinics, including golf, running, dance and more.
When a sports-related injury has you sidelined from the game you love — or from life itself — count on Emerson Health’s team of physical therapists who have special expertise in sports medicine and orthopedics.
Emerson’s Clough Family Center for Rehabilitative and Sports Therapies includes athletic trainers, in addition to experienced, specialized, physical and occupational therapists. We offer comprehensive and subspecialized services such as, spine rehab, neurological therapy, concussion services, and pediatric therapy.
We are here to help recover from all sports-related injuries affecting muscles, joints and bones including: fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains, shin splints, repetitive use/overuse injuries. With the knowledge and training to help you safely regain function, increase flexibility and range of motion, reduce joint stiffness, improve muscle tone and strength and reduce pain.
The Dr. Robert C. Cantu Concussion Center, one of the leading centers for concussion treatment, combines the expertise of one of the world’s foremost concussion experts with the latest therapies for diagnosing, treating and managing all types of concussive brain injuries.
We treat a full range of concussive brain injuries, including:
A mild traumatic brain injury, usually occurring after a blow to the head
Post-concussion syndrome (PCS)
A complex disorder in which various concussion symptoms, such as headaches and dizziness, last for weeks and sometimes months after the concussive injury
Symptoms of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)
A progressive degenerative disease of the brain found in athletes (and others) with a history of repetitive brain trauma
If your child has an injury, you’ll be glad to know that Emerson Hospital is home to the region’s only fellowship-trained pediatric orthopedic surgeon. This means you have local access to advanced expertise for diagnosing and treating a wide range of childhood orthopedic conditions.
Our pediatric orthopedic specialist sees children from birth to young adulthood with such conditions as:
Fractures (children’s growing bones
heal differently than adult bones)
Athletic injuries (including overuse syndromes)
Scoliosis (side-to-side curvature of the spine)
Back pain and spondylosis (spinal stress fracture)
Foot and ankle injuries and deformities
Knee pain and injuries including ACL rupture
Hand and finger injuries
From outpatient pediatric orthopedic care to inpatient surgical care with 24/7 hospital coverage with a pediatrician and a Pediatric Intervention Team — which includes child life specialists to ease anxiety. Each child is given a “coping kit” that includes various activities such as bubble liquid, teddy bear, and other fun toys/games.
The Emerson Scoliosis Program brings together an experienced team committed to providing the most effective care for scoliosis. They include John Cahoy, MD, PhD, who is fellowship-trained in pediatric orthopedic surgery and who oversees the program and examines patients on a regular basis; Mary Evans, DPT, PT, a pediatric and neurologic clinical specialist who is certified in Schroth PT; and orthotists from Bay Orthopedic, who fit patients for their braces and make ongoing adjustments during the course of treatment.