Orthopaedics

Titusville Area Hospital's orthopaedic team offers prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation for a broad spectrum of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries.  Our orthopaedic team is led by an Orthopaedic surgeon with more than 30 years experience and is supported by a specially trained physician's assistant, nurses, radiology technicians, and physical and occupational therapists.

We provide general and specialized orthopaedic care in the treatment of a variety of orthopaedic problems such as:

  • Joint replacement of hips, knees and shoulders
  • Shoulder surgery
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Occupational injuries
  • Arthritis and osteoporosis
  • Hand, foot, ankle and elbow injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

 

Custom-Fit Total Knee Replacement

Titusville Area Hospital was the first in the region to offer the custom-fit total knee replacement.  The custom-fit technique allows surgeons to precisely match the size and placement of the knee implant to the patient's unique and normal (non-arthritic) knee anatomy.

This custom-fit approach enables surgeons to preserve more bone and ligaments, allowing for better implant fit and alignment.  Physicians and patients have reported a quicker and less painful recovery, increased range of motion, a more "natural" feeling knee and greater ease in performing normal living activities.

Patient Experience

Once a patient is evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon and it is determined that a total knee replacement is the appropriate course of treatment, the patient undergoes an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan.  The MRI scan takes very precise measurements of the patient's arthritic knee.  A 3-Dimension image of that knee is created and then virtually corrects the deformity to return the knee to its pre-arthritic state.  An implant is then "shape-matched" to the anatomically correct virtual knee model.  This helps determine the correct implant size and placement, based on the patient's own normal (non-arthritic) knee anatomy.  Then, using all of this information, special cutting guides are created for the surgeon to use during the procedure.  These patient-specific cutting guides, which are accurate to within millimeters, indicate to the surgeon exactly where to make bone cuts so that the knee replacement is customized for the individual patient.

Rehabilitation

An individualized rehabilitation program specifically for joint replacement patients will be designed by our dedicated physical therapists. This program helps speed the recovery process and ensures that ease of movement is regained as soon as possible.

 

For more information about Orthopaedics at Titusville Area Hospital, contact Titusville Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine at 814-827-4244.  Titusville Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is a Titusville Area Hospital affiliated practice located at 125 West Walnut Street in Titusville.