Orthopedics is a comprehensive medical specialty devoted to the diagnosis,
treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention of injuries and diseases of
your body's musculoskeletal system. This complex system includes your
bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves and allows you
to move, work and be active. Your knees and hips have a wide range of
motion and carry your full body weight which makes them susceptible to
injury and arthritis.
With our staff of board-certified orthopedic surgeons, a new Surgery Center
and an inpatient rehabilitation unit, orthopedics continues to grow at
Garden City Hospital. The area’s aging population is living longer,
more active lives, thus contributing to increased demand for joint repair
and replacement. Garden City Hospital orthopedics offers the latest in
these surgical techniques, including the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR)
system. This alternative to hip replacement allows patients to retain
the hip bones and continue active lifestyles. The Inpatient Rehabilitation
Unit, for patients who have more complex medical conditions, provides
intensive therapy so patients can regain independence after surgery.
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