Orthopedics

Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons perform some of today’s most complex procedures on hips, knees, ankles and shoulders; including arthroscopic repair, which results in quicker return to work and normal activities. 

Orthopedic conditions can come about for a wide-range of reasons.  You may be a seasoned athlete experiencing overuse or a new athlete who pushes themselves too far.  Perhaps you are experiencing pain from the result of a lifetime of daily wear and tear.  Either way, you may find yourself "dealing with it" for a period of time until you finally decide to do something.  The good news is that in many cases you have options and the specialists on staff at Texas Health Rockwall have a broad range of experience from non-surgical pain relief to surgical repairs and replacements.  Their goal is to help uncover the best treatment for your individual situation and preferences so that you can return to your daily activities and those things you enjoy doing.

To find an orthopedic specialist check out our Find a Doctor tool and for additional information on sports related injuries visit our Sports Medicine page. 

Joint Replacements

There have been many advances in the process of joint replacement in recent years, including improved materials that allow joint replacements to last 20 to 25 years, or longer. Other improvements relate to the overall patient experience, making recovery easier and faster than it used to be. With the use of preoperative nerve blocks, pain pumps and minimally invasive techniques, patients generally recover more quickly, with less pain than in the past. 

Center of Excellence by The Joint Commission for both knee and hip replacement

This recognition reflects our commitment to safety and the overall patient experience.  Our hospital provides high quality orthopedic by treating patients as unique individuals, not just as a knee, hip or shoulder. Because each patient is different, with unique needs and expectations, we offer a broad range of treatment options for musculoskeletal disorders and injuries.

Learn More:  “Joint Camp” Pre-Operative Education

Texas Health Rockwall believes that educating the patient about what to expect before, during and after joint replacement surgery is important. Our “Joint Camp” pre-operative education program provides the opportunity to meet with and hear from the entire team involved in your care. This class will provide you with necessary information about your upcoming procedure.  We have received such strong positive feedback from previous Joint Camp attendees that the class is required for all joint replacement patients.

Your surgeon’s office will assist in scheduling a preoperative class or you may call the Pre-Admission Testing Department at 469-698-1152.

Classes are held on Monday evenings from 4:00-5:00pm.
Texas Health Rockwall - Medical Office Building #204
469-698-1152

Topics covered during the class:

  1. Pre-certification process and insurance authorization with Case Management
  2. Pre-op clinic surgical clearance with Nurse Practitioner
  3. Day of surgery pre-operative process with Pre-operative Nurse
  4. Post-operative care with Discharge Advocate
  5. Physical therapy expectations with Physical Therapist
  6. Questions & Answer Session

Here is a sample of what our patients say after attending "Joint Camp".

"My wife and I attended the Joint Seminar and we were both very impressed by the information we received and the professionalism and positive attitude exhibited by all who spoke. The staff’s briefings were very thorough and all questions were answered. I would like to personally thank everyone who participated. My wife felt much better about the surgery afterward. I also think the Joint Seminar is a tremendous idea. Those who undergo this surgery were well served by the medical professionals who took the time to explain the various aspects of the surgery from A-Z. I believe they put many minds at ease, and I heartily recommend the continuation of this seminar."

 

On behalf of the Total Joint Program at Texas Health Rockwall and our surgeons, nurses and other professionals, we would like to welcome and thank you for choosing us for your total joint surgery.

 

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Department Leadership

Jennifer Spencer

Joint Program Coordinator

Julie Pietschman

Director, Surgical Services