Orthopedic Surgery and Non-Surgical Treatments

Orthopedic Conditions Treated at Swedish Covenant Hospital

A skilled multidisciplinary team of board-certified medical experts evaluates each patient’s strengths, weaknesses and goals to create a treatment plan hand tailored to their unique needs. Swedish Covenant Hospital’s orthopedic, neurosurgery  and podiatry specialists offer a wide range of treatments for a variety of bone, joint and musculoskeletal conditions, injuries and disorders of the:

  • Head and neck
  • Spine and nerves
  • Hands and wrists
  • Hips and knees
  • Feet and ankles

To make an appointment with a Swedish Covenant Medical Group orthopedic specialist,
call 773-907-7750.

Conservative, Non-Surgical Orthopedic Options

When possible, conservative methods are considered prior to surgery. Non-surgical options available at Swedish Covenant Hospital include:

    Sports Medicine

    Consulting with a sports medicine physician may provide you relief through prescribed non-surgical orthopedic intervention. 

    Nutrition Services

    Some issues related to nutrition such as obesity and an inflammatory diet can have a negative impact on joint pain. Working with a certified dietitian can help individual’s conquer these challenges to minimize or eliminate pain and mobility issues. 

    Ultrasound-Guided Injections

    Pain-relieving injections can be a necessary and extremely useful tool in assisting individuals struggling with joint and tendon pain. Physicians may use a state-of-the-art portable ultrasound machine to assist them in guiding the injections with extreme care to the hip and smaller joints in the hands and feet, ensuring proper delivery of medication and achieving better patient results and the possibility of less injections in the future.

    Integrative Therapies

    An on-campus affiliation with Galter LifeCenter, Chicago’s only certified medical fitness center, provides orthopedic patients with a variety of integrative therapy options, including acupuncture, clinical massage therapy and Watsu aquatic therapy.

    Physical and Occupational Therapy

    Physical and occupational therapy at Swedish Covenant Hospital can assist patients in reducing pain and improving range of motion. Physical or occupational therapy, or a combination of the two, may be recommended by your orthopedic specialist to assist with everything from sports injury recovery to postoperative rehabilitation. 

Specialized Orthopedic Surgery at Swedish Covenant Hospital

When orthopedic surgery is necessary, we offer:

    Direct Anterior Hip Replacement

    This newer approach to hip replacement allows surgeons to operate from the front of the hip instead of the side or back to avoid important muscles and tissue and lead to a quicker recovery. Most patients are able to walk on their new hip immediately, minimizing many risks associated with immobility following surgery and return to a functional lifestyle sooner.

      Benefits

    • Quicker Recovery
    • Less risk of dislocation
    • Immediate full weight-bearing

    Hip and Knee Replacement Revisions

    When younger individuals undergo hip and knee replacements, it increases the risk of these implants wearing down and needing replacement with time. Fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons specialize in revising these replacements, a highly specialized procedure.

      Reasons for Needing a Hip or Knee Replacement Revision

    • Instability of the joint
    • Significant injury to replaced joint, such as a fracture
    • Pain when moving the replaced joint
    • Swelling or redness near the replacement
    • Dislocation of the implant

      Benefits of Hip and Knee Replacement Revisions

    • Reduces or eliminates pain
    • Restores mobility 
    • Prevents further complications due to unsound replacement

    Arthoplasty (Joint Replacement)

    Complete joint replacements of the hip and knee, including minimally-invasive alternatives to traditional surgeries.

    Hemiarthroplasty (Partial Hip Replacement)

    Consists of removing the femoral head of the femur and replacing it with an artificial head made of metal. It is considered a partial join replacement as the socket is left intact. 

    Hand and Wrist Surgery

    Repairs damage caused by trauma, carpal tunnel, arthritis and nerve compression.

    Foot and Ankle Surgery

    Treats fractures, trauma, tendon injuries, arthritis and other conditions.

    Hip Fracture Repair

    Depending on several factors, including the severity and location of the fracture, our surgeons offer a variety of highly specialized options to help you return to your prior quality of life faster and with greater success.

    Cartilage Restoration Procedures

    Joints are cleaned, realigned and stabilized as an alternative surgical intervention to joint replacement when possible. 

    Spine Surgery

    Including minimally invasive procedures, offered by internationally renowned neurosurgeons at the Chicago Brain & Spine Institute on the Swedish Covenant Hospital campus.

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To make an appointment with a Swedish Covenant Medical Group orthopedic specialist, call 773-907-7750.






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