Center for Orthopedics
From sports-related injuries to bones and joints in need of repair, our
Center for Orthopedics leads the way to recovery. The Center is known
for both its surgical expertise and its rehabilitation capabilities, as
well as for its high quality total hip and knee replacement programs.
With our team of specialists, our completely renovated surgical suites
and newly completed orthopedic patient rooms, and our nationally recognized*
inpatient rehab program, Catawba Valley Medical Center’s orthopedics
program can provide the care you or your loved one needs. From knee or
hip replacement to spine surgery and arthroscopic joint repair, we offer
a complete program to get you back on your feet as quickly as possible,
right here in Hickory.
The Center takes an integrated approach to diagnosis, treatment and recovery
– including the following specialty areas:
Sports Medicine Program
Provides a comprehensive line of services ranging from fitness and injury
prevention to surgical intervention and outpatient rehabilitation.
Center for Rehabilitation
Offers inpatient and outpatient therapies including physical and occupation
therapy, state speech language pathology, prosthetics/orthotics, industrial
medicine and cardiac rehabilitation.
The Center utilizes two innovative computer-assisted surgery systems for
orthopedic surgery. The new image-based navigation systems allow the surgeon
to track the movement of instruments in difficult-to-access, hard-to-visualize
spaces, which may enable smaller incisions. The guidance offered by these
systems may improve the alignment of artificial joints, improve the stability
of those joints, and potentially lead to longer use of the implants.
Anterior Approach to Hip Replacement
For hip replacement surgeries, the Center offers patients and their orthopedic
surgeons a new option – anterior approach to hip replacement. New
technology is available that allows the surgeon to reach the hip joint
from the front rather than the back or side. By taking this path, the
surgeon can replace the hip without detaching the muscle from the pelvis
or the femur. Because the muscles are not detached, they do not require
a lengthy healing process.
Our partner physicians work diligently with our Orthopedics Center staff
and Rehabilitation team to help patients have a positive experience.
Our patient surveys indicate that CVMC orthopedic patients are very satisfied
with their experience, well ahead of scores at other hospitals in our
size range. In fact, we’re in the
95th percentile in most satisfaction categories, including
100% ratings for overall hospital experience and in communications measures.†
*Catawba Valley Medical Center offers inpatient and outpatient therapies
including physical and occupation therapy, as well as speech language
pathology, prosthetics/orthotics, industrial medicine and cardiac rehabilitation.
Know that you are in good hands for your orthopedic care as we a have
an orthopedic board certified specialist physical therapist and all staff
are trained and provide up to date, evidenced based, compassionate care.