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Medical Services

To learn more about any of the medical services offered at Day Kimball Healthcare, please select from the alphabetical index below. Or, click "show all" to see a comprehensive list of all services.

Orthopedic Surgery

Doctor examine's patient's knee in medical office

Day Kimball Hospital provides exceptional orthopedic surgery, complemented by comprehensive and supportive wrap-around care both before and after surgery to ensure you of the best possible outcome and quickest possible recovery.

We provide a complete array of orthopedic surgical care, including: hip and knee replacement; spine care and surgery; hand, elbow and shoulder surgery; and foot and ankle surgery.

Why Choose Day Kimball Hospital?

It's your choice where you have your surgery performed. Tell your primary care provider or specialist you choose Day Kimball Hospital.

The Only Hospital in the Region to Hold All of These Significant Distinctions:

  • Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for Hip and Knee Replacement
  • Cigna Center of Excellence for Hip and Knee Replacement
  • BlueCross BlueShield Blue Distinction Center for Hip and Knee Replacement
  • Lowest rate of complications for hip and knee replacement among all hospitals in the region
  • Highest rating for overall patient satisfaction among all hospitals in the region

Not Just Surgical Care - Comprehensive, Supportive Wrap-Around Care

Our supportive care and education both before and after orthopedic surgery helps to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.

  • Before surgery, our pain management clinic provides non-surgical relief of pain related to orthopedic conditions as a first line of treatment when appropriate and until surgery becomes necessary.
  • Once surgery is scheduled, our unique Joint Academy for patients undergoing total joint replacement provides all the information required for a smooth experience and fast, full recovery, including: hands-on look at the replacement implant; exercises to do prior to surgery that will help to speed healing after; what to expect on the day of surgery; and what to do and expect during the recovery period.
  • After surgery, our rehabilitation and in-home care providers will help you to heal. Our inpatient physical therapy team will get you off to a great start in the healing process, with minimal pain. Our outpatient physical therapists will work with you to continue and complete your rehabilitation once you’re out of the hospital. And if you need care or help at home in the meantime, our Day Kimball Healthcare at Home services are here for you too.

 

Orthopedic Surgery Services at Day Kimball Hospital:

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.

ACL Reconstruction
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.

Bunionectomy
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.

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.

Podiatric (Foot) Surgeries
One-day surgery for a variety of other foot problems not listed on this page is also available through our ACU.

Spine (back and neck) Care and Surgery
We offer a variety of treatment options for those suffering from back or neck pain, including pain management and physical therapy. But when non-surgical approaches don’t alleviate your pain and surgery becomes necessary, you can rest assured that we provide the highest possible level of care.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). Our associated spine surgeon is an expert in performing the latest, safest and least invasive techniques for back and neck surgery using the latest equipment available.

Topaz® Fasciotomy
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 is nationally distinguished for its quality of care and outcomes. Day Kimball Hospital has been awarded the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for hip and knee replacement and has also been named a BlueCross BlueShield Blue Distinction Center and a Cigna Center of Excellence for hip and knee replacement. Our unique Joint Academy helps our joint replacement patients know what to expect and how to prepare in order to have the best possible experience and recovery. We also maintain the lowest rate of complications for these surgeries among all hospitals in the region.
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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.

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
In-Home Care
Primary Care


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 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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