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Center for Orthopedics

The Center for Orthopedics at St. Clair Hospital includes a variety of services focused on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

Throughout the entire continuum of care, from diagnostic testing to arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgery to rehabilitation, St. Clair provides access to leading edge technologies in a compassionate and caring setting.  

Our multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, therapists, and care managers develop coordinated treatment plans for each patient to ensure that each individual receives personalized attention and comprehensive care with the ultimate goals of better results and fewer complications.

Click here to read how one orthopedic surgery patient regained an active lifestyle.

 

                

                            

 

 

              

Our Services

The services we provide to inpatients and outpatients include:

Service   Description

Orthopedic Surgery

 

Surgical intervention to correct dysfunction in the musculoskeletal system (muscles, bones, joints, and connecting tissues - like tendons and ligaments). Specializing in procedures such as joint replacement for the hip, knee, or shoulder, rotator cuff repair, knee reconstruction, and fracture care.  Click here for pre-operative education materials for patients undergoing total hip or knee joint replacement surgery.

Neurosurgery  

 

Operations involving the spine and spinal cord. Using the latest minimally invasive techniques to reduce pain and improve function of the spinal column. 

Nursing

 

Total inpatient care for patients recovering from orthopedic and/or neurological impairments, provided by specialty trained staff on our dedicated orthopedic nursing unit.

Physical Therapy

 

Physical therapists are trained to relieve pain and improve movement, strength and function. Through evaluation and individualized treatment programs, physical therapists can treat existing problems, assist in recovery from surgery, and promote wellness.

Occupational Therapy

 

This therapy includes treatment to promote maximum independence and safety for patients in their day-to-day activities. These include personal hygiene, mobility, vocational and leisure activities.

Physiatry

 

The diagnosis and treatment of disorders that require rehabilitative care.

IRU

 

The Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit (IRU) is located on the Hospital's Fifth Floor and provides patients with specifically designed therapy programs for reaching maximum independence in living skills, mobility and communication.

Podiatry

 

The diagnosis and treatment of diseases and other disorders of the feet and ankles, offering both surgical and non-surgical treatment options.

How to Reach Us

Department Phone Number

5A Nursing Unit

412.942.5400

Inpatient Physical Therapy

412.942.3480

Outpatient Physical Therapy

412.942.7122

Occupational Therapy

412.942.3493

Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit  

412.942.5400

Community Education

We also offer community education programs on a range of topics, including fall prevention, ergonomics,  muscular skeletal injuries, total joint replacement and osteoporosis – all of which can be tailored to fit a variety of audiences and settings. To scheule a speaker please contact St. Clair Public Relations at 412.942.6280.

In addition, we offer a pre-operative hip/knee education class to help patients understand and better prepare for total joint surgery and the recovery period.  For more information about this class, as well as a listing of upcoming class dates, please visit the Programs & Events section of this Website.
We also have prepared a series of education sheets for common orthopedic concerns and procedures. 

Ask The Doctor

Recently, HouseCall, St. Clair's consumer-oriented newsletter, consulted with three of the Hospital's distinguished orthopedic surgeons - Jon B. Tucker, M.D., John M. Gibbons, M.D., and Derrick J. Fluhme, M.D. - to learn more about the world of orthopedics at St. Clair.  Click here to read the conversation.

Learn More

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Find an Orthopedic Physician

St. Clair Hospital offers a wealth of highly qualified physicians in Orthopedics, including doctors specializing in Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Podiatry.