|St. Luke's Orthopedic Services:
St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital (St. Luke's) offers orthopedic specialists who care for injuries and disorders of the bone, joints and muscles. Procedures include total joint replacements for both knees and hips, arthroscopy (a minimally invasive procedure examining the damage done to joints) spinal surgery, foot and ankle surgery and upper extremities.
All services are provided by an experienced and skilled team of physicians and caregivers whose priority is returning patients to activities they previously enjoyed. This level of quality is recognized throughout the community. Our team of 64 surgeons handle over 4,000 cases a year.
St. Luke's is home to an active Center for Orthopedic Research and Education (CORE) program. Through CORE St. Luke's strives to advance diagnosis and treatment of diseases related to bones, joints and muscles. Our physicians apply research findings from CORE directly to patient care.
St. Luke’s rheumatologists offer expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of more than 100 different forms of arthritis. In addition, they specialize in the care of several diseases of the immune system (autoimmune disorders).
Among the types of arthritis and autoimmune diseases our physicians specialize in: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjögren’s syndrome, vasculitis, myositis, and scleroderma.
Many members of our academically oriented staff are also actively involved in clinical research trials for various types of arthritis and autoimmune diseases. Our orthopedic surgeons and rheumatologists work hand in hand to coordinate a full spectrum of care.
To ensure patients scheduled for a joint replacement are well informed about their procedure, a weekly Pre-Op Class is offered and includes representatives from the physical therapy, nursing and social work areas.
American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons