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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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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.

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.