Orthopedic physicians specialize in treating problems specifically related to the musculoskeletal system – the body’s framework of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles.
Imaging procedures are often useful in diagnosing orthopedic problems. Your doctor may order a joint X-ray (arthrogram), bone scan, computed tomography (CT) scan, discography or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Depending on the diagnosis, there are many treatment options available and physical therapy, medications, joint injections or even surgery may be recommended.
At White Plains Hospital Associates, our approach to orthopedic care includes not only our experienced and expertly trained orthopedic surgeons, but an entire team of skilled health care professionals including rehabilitation and sports medicine physicians, neurologists, pain specialists, physical and occupational therapists, and care managers to facilitate your recovery. The Team partners with patients to identify a personalized treatment plan best suited to each individual’s needs.
The Orthopedic Program specializes in:
- Joint Replacement
- Foot & Ankle
- Sports Medicine
- Pain Management
The Spine Program at White Plains Hospital
Spine Problems can arise in any of these areas of the spine, and a trained spine surgeon can be the key to helping you find relief when things go wrong.
As with other orthopedic problems, physicians use imaging tests to diagnose and prescribe the best course of action for disorders of the spine. Patients may also need neurological or electro-diagnostic testing for diagnosing the source of pain. When conservative treatment options including physical therapy and exercise, heat/cold therapy, ultrasound, massage, aquatic therapy, or medication are not effective, non-invasive treatments such as spinal injections may be necessary. When conservative options fail to relieve the problem, however, surgery such as disc replacement, spinal fusion, and laminectomy (widening of the spinal canal) may be appropriate options.
The orthopedic physicians of White Plains Hospital believe in working closely with you and their team of clinicians and therapists to develop a treatment plan designed to provide you with the best possible results.
The Spine Program specializes in:
- Infection or Traumatic Injury
- Scoliosis and Spondylolysis
- Disc Degeneration
- Spinal Stenosis