If you need orthopedic surgery, you’re in good hands at Day Kimball Healthcare. Our associated surgeons work closely with the rest of your integrated care team to provide you with comprehensive care before, during and after surgery, including occupational and physical therapy, to make sure you recover as quickly and completely as possible and can get back to being strong and active again.
Our total hip and knee replacement surgical expertise is nationally recognized by The Joint Commission for meeting high healthcare quality and safety standards. And most recently we have brought the latest, safest and least invasive spine surgery techniques to Northeast Connecticut, so you can now get the best in surgical spine care close to home.
Prior to surgery, be sure to review our Important Patient Instructions and Information.
Arthroscopic Knee and Shoulder Surgery
Arthroscopic surgery involves making a small incision near the damaged joint and inserting an arthroscope to see inside. An arthroscope is like a tiny telescope with a light and video camera. While viewing the area magnified on a monitor, the surgeon is able to identify and repair the damaged area. This is usually a one-day surgery.
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The ACL, or Anterior Cruciate Ligament, is one of four main ligaments in the knee. ACL reconstruction is performed when the ACL has suffered a major or complete tear. During the surgery, a graft is used to replace the ACL. The procedure is often done arthroscopically (using a tiny telescope with a light and video camera), but may also be done as a traditional open surgery. It may be done under either regional or general anesthesia. Arthroscopic ACL surgery is usually a one-day surgery, requiring no overnight stay in the hospital. The recovery time after ACL surgery is significant, however, ranging from four to six months, and requires rehabilitative therapy.
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A bunion is an abnormal bony bump that develops at the base of a toe where it joins the foot. Bunions can be extremely painful. A bunionectomy involves making an incision at the top or side of the toe and removing that portion of the metatarsal head that is affected. (Metatarsals are the five long bones that run the length of the foot, attaching to the phalanx, or toe bones, at their heads.) The procedure is usually done with a local anesthetic; a sedative may also be given. It is a one-day surgery performed through ourACU.
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Carpal Tunnel Surgery
The carpal tunnel is a small space in your wrist through which your median nerve and several tendons run, from your arm to your hand. When the carpal tunnel is made smaller due to swelling or other injury, this can result in carpal tunnel syndrome, which is pain, tingling and other problems in your hand. When the damage is severe or the condition has not responded to non-surgical treatments, surgery may be performed to reduce the pressure in the median nerve and relieve symptoms. During the surgery, the ligament that forms the top of the carpal tunnel is cut to provide more space for the median nerve. This can be done by traditional open surgery, or with endoscopic surgery, which involves making a smaller incision and working with an endoscope (a thin, flexible, lighted viewing instrument) to view the surgical site and make the repairs. This is a one-day procedure performed through our ACU.
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Podiatric (Foot) Surgeries
One-day surgery for a variety of other foot problems not listed on this page is also available through our ACU.
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Spine (back and neck) Surgery
Spine surgery is performed to treat a wide variety of conditions affecting the back and neck, such as bulging discs, degenerative and arthritic conditions of the spine, fractures, narrowing of the spinal canal (spinal stenosis), abnormal growths (tumors) and infection (abscess).
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Topaz® is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat tendons and fascia (connective tissues). It is most often used to treat plantar fasciitis, a painful inflammatory condition of the heel and plantar portion of the foot. The procedure involves making tiny punctures in the bottom of the foot (rather than an incision), through which a special tool is used to deliver radiofrequency energy to remove small amounts of the fascia.
Total Hip and Knee Replacement
Our comprehensive hip and knee replacement program has been nationally recognized by The Joint Commission for meeting high healthcare quality and safety standards, and our unique Joint Academy program ensures that you'll have all the information, guidance and care you need to make the best recovery possible.
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Total Shoulder Replacement
Shoulder replacement surgery involves replacing the ends of the humerus (upper arm bone) and the scapula (shoulder bone) with an artificial surface lined with metal or plastic and metal. This is done under general anesthesia and requires an inpatient hospital stay. As with our hip and knee replacement surgeries, our team of orthopedic surgeons, nurses and physical therapists will continue to work with you during your post-surgical recovery to ensure the best possible results and to maximize your physical potential after recovery.
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Traumatic Injury Repair (bone fractures, muscle and tendon injuries)
Our team of highly skilled orthopedic surgeons is available to treat and repair a myriad of traumatic bone, muscle and tendon injuries.
Billing & Payment Information
Please note that billing for surgical procedures will be submitted to your insurance carrier by more than one party; the physician’s practice for surgical services, Day Kimball Hospital for facility services and Sheridan Health Corporation for anesthesiology services (if applicable). Please check with your insurance carrier for details about your specific coverage, copays, deductibles and any prior authorization requirements. If you have questions about your Day Kimball Hospital bill or need help paying for care, please contact our team of financial counselors. See our billing page for more information.
Other Services Integrated with Orthopedic Surgery
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: Physical Therapy
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: Occupational Therapy
Diagnostic Services: Diagnostic Imaging
Related Areas of Interest
Surgical Care: Important Patient Instructions and Information
Surgical Care: Services Overview
Day Kimball Hospital: Ambulatory Care Unit
Day Kimball Hospital: Brousseau Surgical Suite
Day Kimball Hospital: Medical/Surgical/Pediatric Inpatient Unit
Day Kimball Hospital: Admissions Information
Day Kimball Hospital: Campus Map and Directory
Support Groups (See “Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster” Program )
Orthopedic surgeries at Day Kimball Hospital are performed by and scheduled through our associated surgeons' offices.
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