Decades ago an orthopedic surgeon would treat all types of joint problems. With ever-increasing new technology and treatment advances specific to different joints and bones, that’s changed dramatically. Over the past 15 years, orthopedics has become super-specialized with surgeons now becoming fellowship-trained in a specific body part, such as foot/ankle or hand/arm or spine.
Because of this super specialization in orthopedics, Southern Bone and Joint Specialists is organized into CLINICAL CARE CENTERS which provide patients the most advanced technology and care specific to their orthopedic injury or pain symptom.
One example is the use of new Robotic Surgery Technology. The hip and knee surgeons make use of Mako Robotic Surgery that improves the outcomes from hip and knee replacement. The technology enables the joint replacement surgeon to map out in advance of surgery the optimal cuts in the bone for the best surgical outcome and to spare as much bone as possible.
Similarly, the spine surgeons in The Spine Center provide the most advanced FDA-approved artificial discs that preserve motion in the spine.
Consquently, these clinical care centers are referred patients from across the region.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, on-the-job orthopedic injury costs employers billions. One in four on-the-job injuries relate to back or neck injury with 5% of the cases accounting for 75% of the costs.
Southern Bone and Joint Specialists, PA, recognizes the complex requirements of caring for on-the-job injury. Treatment of the work-related injury needs to be compressed and accelerated. The employer and case manager need to know the treatment plan and if and when the worker may return to work.
Consequently, Southern Bone and Joint Specialists works closely with the injured worker, the employer, the insurance adjuster and the case manager to provide a quick appointment, accurate diagnosis of the injury, the most likely causation, and the most appropriate treatment for the employee.