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Orthopaedics - Expert Care, Close to Home
People throughout Sussex County have regained their strength and mobility thanks to the care and treatment that Beebe Orthopaedics provides.
Most orthopaedic procedures are performed at the Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus. Following surgery, patients recuperate in the James P. Marvel Jr., MD, Orthopaedic Unit. Soon, Beebe will open a Specialty Surgical Hospital at the Rehoboth Health Campus where patients will be able to have elective orthopaedic surgery in a dedicated operating center. Learn more.
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Beebe orthopaedic surgeons work with dedicated surgical teams at Beebe, as well as with orthopaedic nurses, physical and occupational therapists, case managers, and home health professionals well trained in getting patients back on their feet again.
Advanced Orthopaedic Care
Orthopaedic surgeons perform many types of surgeries. The most common procedures are:
- Arthroscopy – using special cameras and equipment to visualize, diagnose, and treat problems inside the joint.
- Fusion – a process by which bones are fused or "welded" together with bone grafts and internal devices, such as metal rods, to heal into a single solid bone.
- Internal Fixation – used to hold the broken pieces of bone in proper position with metal plates, pins, or screws while the bone is healing.
- Osteotomy – correcting a bone deformity by cutting and repositioning the bone.
- Soft-tissue Repair – mending of soft tissue, such as torn ligaments or tendons
- Joint Replacement – removal of an arthritic or damaged joint and replacing it with an artificial joint, which is called a prosthesis. There are three types of joint replacement – partial, total, and revision.
- Spine – surgical spine treatment includes traditional fusion, laminectomy, and diskectomy procedures as well as minimally invasive.
Preparing for Orthopaedic Surgery
It is important to attend an education class at Beebe prior to your surgery. If you have questions about your surgery, contact the Orthopaedics Nurse Navigator.