Orthopedics

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During your lifetime, there is a good chance you'll experience problems with your bones or muscles. You could stumble and twist your ankle carrying groceries from the car. Arthritis may set in as you age, causing joint pain and stiffness. Or occasional back pain may worsen, making it hard for you to work.

Expert Orthopedic Care at Mercy

Great orthopedic care doesn’t come from technology or facilities – it comes from expertise. Let Mercy help you find the orthopedic experts to help get you back to doing what you love. Mercy’s orthopedic physicians share a passion for protecting and preserving your mobility and strength. With more than 150 orthopedic physicians, Mercy can care for nearly any medical condition or injury that affects the musculoskeletal system. 

Orthopedic Specialties

Our orthopedic surgeons are devoted to the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of injuries, disorders and diseases of the body’s musculoskeletal system. They treat everything from achy joints and sports injuries to hand injuries and trauma. 

We offer many orthopedic specialties including:

  • Sports medicine
  • Orthopedic trauma and urgent care
  • Total and partial Joint replacement surgeries for hip knee and shoulder as well as joint revision surgery
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Orthopedic oncology including bone tumors
  • Pain management and mobility restoration for arthritis and other bone conditions
  • Pediatric orthopedics and sports medicine
The mission of our orthopedic surgeons is to create the best care plan for you and help you achieve your goal of living a healthy, mobile life. Don’t let a bone and muscle problem interfere with your ability to work, play or take care of yourself.

Understanding the Musculoskeletal System

Whether you’ve had trouble bouncing back from a sports-related injury, or your age-related aches and pains have become intolerable, it may be time to talk to a Mercy orthopedic specialist. An orthopedic physician specializes in conditions affecting bones and muscles, also called the musculoskeletal system. Your musculoskeletal system is the network of bones, muscles and tissues that frame your body and allow it to move. It includes:

  • Your skeleton, which supports your body weight and protects your organs
  • Muscles that let you move almost every part of your body, from standing and walking to typing or throwing
  • Joints, where two bones connect and allow specialized movement such as bending or turning. Major joints include your shoulders, hips and knees
  • Tendons, tissue that attaches your muscles to your bones
  • Ligaments, tissue that attaches bones to other bones
  • Cartilage, a rubbery tissue that covers the ends of many bones, allowing them to glide against each other
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