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Beebe orthopaedic surgeons are among the best in Southern Delaware, offering adult joint replacements and revisions, including hip and knee, treatment for sports injuries, sports injury treatment and prevention, and general orthopaedic care.

Advanced Orthopaedic Surgery and Care

Beebe Orthopaedic Services has performed more than 10,000 joint replacement surgeries. Most procedures are done at the Specialty Surgical Hospital at Beebe's Abessinio Health Campus. Common procedures performed at Beebe include joint replacement surgeries, fracture surgeries, carpal tunnel releases, arthroscopic surgeries for shoulder dislocations and rotator cuff repairs. Learn more about some of our surgical specialties.


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Hand Surgery

Beebe surgeons treat many common complaints, including:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Fractures/broken bones
  • Finger dislocation
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger Finger

Seeking prompt medical attention when you have hand pain or an injury is important. Acting quickly can expedite the healing process and prevent long-term complications. Most hand specialists will pursue conservative, non-surgical approaches to care first. But they will also know if surgery is your best course of action and will ultimately recommend a plan of care suited to your specific condition, injury, or needs.

Hip Replacements

Total hip replacements replace damaged joints and are effective in eliminating or reducing one’s pain and increasing mobility. Two common approaches to hip replacements are posterior and anterior hip replacements. Anterior hip replacements offer many benefits to patients, including less pain and faster recovery. However, the anterior approach is more difficult to perform due to the surgeon’s limited view. Beebe’s Dr. Cameron Yau is specially trained in anterior approaches to hip replacement.

Knee Surgery

Each year, surgeons perform about 790,000 total knee replacement surgeries. The procedure is also quite successful: More than 90 percent of total knee replacements still function well after 15 years. People of all ages can benefit from a knee replacement. The procedure is most often performed in older persons with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. But it may also be necessary for a young person with early onset arthritis. In addition, knee replacement can treat post-traumatic arthritis, which can happen after a serious knee injury. At Beebe Healthcare, our orthopaedic care team specializes in total knee replacement surgery.

Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

The shoulder is one of the most complex joints in the body, allowing you to place your arm in many different positions. But this flexibility makes it highly susceptible to overuse as well as injury.

There are many different types of shoulder issues. If you have a traumatic event – like a dislocation – you should always go to your orthopedist to have the shoulder checked. If your pain begins a bit more slowly, perhaps with a bit of overuse, there are options before making the trip to the doctor. You never want to try to push through the pain. If you are experiencing any soreness or difficulty with activity you need to take some time off. The key to recovery are the basics – resting, stretching, icing and taking an anti-inflammatory medication, if your doctor allows it.

If your pain does not resolve within two weeks of resting, icing, and stretching you should make an appointment with your doctor. Procedures frequently done at Beebe include:

  • Fracture treatment and surgery
  • Arthroscopic (minimally invasive) and open procedures for shoulder dislocations
  • Total shoulder replacement
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
  • Reverse shoulder replacement
  • Tennis elbow and golfers’ elbow
  • Total elbow replacement

Spine Surgery

Surgery is necessary in 10 to 15 percent of cases of back and neck pain. Common surgical procedures performed at Beebe include the following:

  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Spinal cord stimulators
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar decompression
  • Spinal fusion
  • Spinal decompression
  • Anterior cervical disc replacements
  • Complex reconstructive spine surgery

Sports Medicine

Whether it is a torn ACL from a pick-up basketball game, a torn ligament in your shoulder from an aggressive game of pickleball, or just an injury you sustained during your weekly yoga class, Beebe's sports medicine physicians and care providers will get you back to your active lifestyle quickly.

Conditions We Treat

These are some of the most common injuries that may require orthopaedic surgery. Depending on their condition, patients may be able to explore non-surgical options.

  • Hip pain
  • Arthritis
  • Achilles injuries
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury
  • Anterior knee pain
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Bone cysts and tumors
  • Bursitis
  • Dislocation
  • Elbow, wrist and hand injuries
  • Foot and ankle injuries
  • Hamstring injuries
  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • Knee injuries
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Foot neuropathy
  • Plantar fasciitis and heel pain

Meet the Orthopaedic Team

Patient Testimonial

Shoulder Pain Caused Him To Stop Living A Life He Loved

Michael Makowski couldn’t sleep and he knew it was time to fix his ailing shoulder.

The retired school teacher had already become accustomed to using one hand to do simple, everyday tasks like washing his hair, putting on a jacket without help, or playing with his two grandchildren.

Beebe's Orthopaedic Services team was there to get Michael back to enjoying his life.

Learn More about Beebe Orthopaedics

People throughout Sussex County have regained their strength and mobility thanks to the care and treatment that Beebe Orthopaedic Services provides. Subscribe for more information on orthopaedic care at Beebe Healthcare.