Orthopedics program in Pensacola, Florida
West Florida Healthcare offers comprehensive orthopedics in Pensacola. Our physicians treat acute fractures, chronic pain, arthritic conditions, sports-and work-related injuries and degenerative bone diseases.
Additionally, we offer specialized programs for spinal cord injury rehabilitation and joint replacement surgery.
For more information about our orthopedics program, call Consult-A-Nurse® at (850) 494-3212.
Spinal cord injury care
The majority of spinal cord injuries are caused by motor vehicle accidents. However, any type of trauma to the body, such as violence or a fall, could hurt the spine.
We help patients recover, improve or manage side effects of a spinal cord injury, including:
- Bowel/bladder difficulties
- Decrease in joint mobility
- Impaired circulation
- Impairment of sexual function
- Loss of sensation
- Muscle spasticity
- Paralysis or weakness of muscles
- Poor ability to regulate body temperature
Spinal cord injury rehabilitation
West Florida Rehabilitation Institute offers a comprehensive inpatient program for the treatment of persons who have suffered a spinal cord injury. The Spinal Cord Injury Program offers:
- Adaptive aquatics
- Community skills outings
- Community reorientation therapy
- Driver evaluation/training
- Equipment/assistive technology recommendations
- Family training/education
- Home accessibility evaluation
- Medical consultants
- Ongoing therapy sessions
- School system education
- Spinal cord injury support group
- Spinal injury management series education
Spinal cord injury rehabilitation team
Our rehabilitation specialists are here to help you regain strength, independence and mobility after a spinal cord injury. Our staff includes:
- Case managers
- Occupational therapists
- Physical therapists
- Recreational therapists
- Rehabilitation nurses
- Respiratory therapists
- Speech therapists
- Vocational rehabilitation specialists
Joint replacement surgery
The Total Joint Program at West Florida Healthcare offers preoperative exercise, treatment and education for patients who need hip, knee or shoulder care. In addition, our orthopedic staff works closely with the West Florida Rehabilitation Institute to provide comprehensive inpatient care following a joint replacement surgery.
Direct anterior approach to hip replacement
Our orthopedic surgeons perform a minimally invasive surgical procedure for hip replacements. The direct anterior approach involves a 3- to 4-inch incision and allows our surgeons to replace the joint without detaching tendons.
Since the tendons are not detached during this procedure, patients can return to normal activities shortly after surgery with a lower risk of dislocation.