Orthopedic Services in Laredo, Texas
Taking Care of Your Body’s Muscles and Bones
A broken bone that needs to be set, a flare-up of disabling joint problems like arthritis or bursitis, a knee injury that puts you on the sidelines — these are the kinds of injuries, diseases and conditions that can benefit from the orthopedic services at Doctors Hospital of Laredo.
In short, orthopedists here provide care for medical conditions that impact your musculoskeletal system, including your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles.
Help for Aching Knees
Cartilage is the connective tissue that covers the end of your bones and provides a cushion for your joints. Unfortunately, the cartilage between your bones can sometimes break down, causing a condition known as osteoarthritis — the most common form of arthritis.
If you suffer from osteoarthritis, you probably know why it’s often called wear-and-tear arthritis. It can result in a range of troubling symptoms including pain, stiffness and swelling. At its worst, it can even limit a person’s range of motion, making it hard to work and perform other day-to-day activities.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 32 million people in the United States are affected by osteoarthritis. It is mostly a condition of aging, found in people over 60. If you have osteoarthritis, your physician at Doctors Hospital of Laredo will likely first suggest one or more of the following: weight loss (if needed), exercise, physical therapy and medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Find an Orthopedic Surgeon
If you need a referral to an orthopedic surgeon or other physician at Doctors Hospital of Laredo, call our free physician referral service at 1-877-992-1711 or search for a doctor online.
Total Knee Replacement
Surgeons at Doctors Hospital use Mako™ robotic-arm assisted surgery to help perform joint replacements, removing damaged cartilage and bone from the surface of the knee and replacing it with a knee implant.
Knee Resurfacing Surgery
If you suffer from osteoarthritis in the inner, top or outer knee compartments, you may qualify for knee resurfacing surgery. This generally becomes an option when non-surgical treatments or medication are not working.
Meet the Team
The experienced team of orthopedic specialists at Doctors Hospital of Laredo are with you every step of the way, bringing many years of combined experience and innovative care to help you get back to your active life. The team consists of orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine specialists and physicians with expertise in a wide range of other orthopedic repairs, including fractures and shoulder disorders.
Orthopedic surgery is currently done at Providence Health Center, located at 230 Calle del Norte. This specialized care facility, conveniently located in central Laredo, recently underwent a $7+ million renovation. It provides a modern, comfortable setting for patients and their families.
Providence Health Center
230 Calle del Norte
Laredo, TX 78041
Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any knee or hip surgical procedure, including Mako™ robotic-arm assisted surgery. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if a Mako procedure is right for you.