Our Services

At the Joint & Spine Care Center, we focus on injuries and diseases that affect the musculo skeletal system the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves that allow your body to move.

Whether you have sustained an injury or are suffering from a condition such as degenerative arthritis, our medical team, headed by our board-certified orthopaedic physicians, is here to help you heal and return to living your normal life as soon as possible.

Knee Surgery

Knee replacement surgery, replacing a damaged or arthritic knee with an artificial one, is one option for a patient experiencing knee pain.

Our knee specialists evaluate each patient to decide which of the possible surgical options - minimally invasive, partial knee replacement or total knee replacement - is the most effective treatment. Specialists take into consideration factors such as a patient's medical history, age and weight.

Total knee replacement surgery usually lasts between 1 1/2 and 2 hours, followed by a one-to-two day stay in the hospital. Recovery time usually depends on the patient's general health prior to surgery. Most knee replacement patients experience pain relief and improved movement soon after surgery. But, as is the case with knee surgeries and other types of surgery, it is expected that most patients will need several months of physical therapy to recover normal strength, energy, function and mobility.


Hip Surgery

The most common reason to perform a total hip replacement is to relieve the pain and disability caused by severe osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease) or rheumatoid arthritis, a tissue inflammation.

Problems result from a gradual breakdown of cartilage. Other reasons for a hip replacement include a hip fracture that doesn't heal properly or bone decay. Patients with an unhealthy hip joint may experience pain when moving as well as when standing still.

This surgery replaces the entire hip joint — the ball and socket — with artificial material such as metal, polyethylene or ceramics. Total hip replacement surgery generally takes about 1 1/2 and 2 hours, followed by approximately a one-to-two day stay in the hospital. As with a total knee replacement, recovery time usually depends on the patient’s overall health prior to surgery. Patients typically experience pain relief and improved movement soon after surgery. But several months of physical therapy are usually required to recover normal strength, energy, function and mobility.


Spinal Surgery

While back pain affects about 80 percent of Americans during their lifetime, debilitating back pain requiring surgery is relatively uncommon. Spinal surgery procedures can be broken down into two broad categories:

  • Decompression procedures, which remove pressure on spinal cord or nerves from a herniated disk or arthritic bone spurs, and
  • Fusion procedures, which stabilize multiple segments of the spine in response to mechanical problems such as scoliosis (curvature of the spine), a fracture or severe arthritis

Additionally, minimally invasive procedures utilizing bone cement may be indicated to treat compression fractures that result from osteoporosis, in which bones become weak and are more likely to break.

Surgery is often the final step for patients whose back pain isn't resolved by treatments such as exercise, physical therapy, manipulation, pain management or injections. Our spine specialists incorporate the entire spectrum of treatment options before recommending surgical options.


Shoulder Joint Surgery

While not as common as knee or hip replacement, shoulder joint replacement surgery is used to treat several painful shoulder conditions including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, a severe fracture, post-traumatic arthritis and a rotator cuff tear. These conditions can lead to loss of cartilage, decreased range of motion, decreased strength and increased pain.

Depending on the extent of damage to the shoulder joint, your orthopaedic surgeon may decide to perform either a conventional total shoulder replacement or a reverse total shoulder replacement, in which the socket and metal ball are switched. The latter allows patients to use their deltoid muscle instead of the torn rotator cuff to lift the arm. Most patients leave the hospital two to three days following surgery, but must wear their arm in a sling for four to six weeks until their shoulder heals and they can resume normal activity.


Foot and Ankle Surgery

Our experienced orthopaedic and podiatric surgeons use both surgical and non-surgical procedures to treat the entire range of foot and ankle injuries and disorders, including foot fractures, ankle fractures, arthritis and bunions, as well as other conditions.



Our board-certified orthopaedic surgeons are on call by Bay Area Hospital's Emergency Department to treat patients who have suffered trauma to their muscles or bones. This would include fracturing a bone in a fall or in an accident, including a sports accident or vehicle accident.

Bay Area Hospital is a Level III (or local) trauma center and complies with Oregon's Department of Human Services' hospital standards. The hospital provides onsite imaging services, including X-ray, CT, ultrasound and MRI; onsite diagnostic laboratory services and a blood bank.



Our fully licensed physical and occupational therapists focus on improving patients' strength, endurance, flexibility, muscle control and stability to support normal functional activities. Our therapists provide individualized care plans in consultation with your physician to help you return to your optimum level of function, mobility and freedom.


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