ECHN provides a wide range of orthopedic services to address musculoskeletal injury and disease to the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and connective tissue. The goal of ECHN’s orthopedic services is to help patients improve their ability to move, work and be active.
When to Seek Medical Treatment
If you are experiencing daily pain or discomfort in your joints, muscles, or bones and it is limiting daily function or causing pain and discomfort during athletic activity, you should consider seeking an orthopedic consultation.
ECHN’s orthopedic specialists will examine the area of concern and determine the best course of action. Our specialists provide both non-surgical and surgical treatment options that focus on pain reduction, proper healing and restoration of physical movement.
Orthopedic Surgery Services
Many orthopedic conditions can be treated successfully with a non-surgical approach, but in the event surgical intervention is required, ECHN offers orthopedic surgical services that are performed by a multidisciplinary team of highly-trained and highly-skilled surgeons who work closely with you throughout your orthopedic care journey.
MAKO, short for MAKOplasty, is state-of-the-art robotic arm-assisted technology being used at ECHN for patients in need of partial knee resurfacing or total hip replacement.
This cutting-edge technology enables surgeons to have a more accurate pre-operative plan by providing a patient-specific 3D model of the hip or knee.
During surgery, the surgeon guides the robotic arm based on the patient’s personalized pre-operative plan that is loaded into the MAKO system software. Therefore, surgeons can also receive real-time intraoperative feedback and have greater precision to remove and replace only the diseased bone, helping to preserve healthy bone and ligaments surrounding it.
Non-Surgical Service Offerings
ECHN takes a multidisciplinary approach to addressing patients’ musculoskeletal pain in the most minimally invasive ways possible. We offer the following non-surgical treatment options:
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
This hands-on method helps treat common ailments such as arthritis, joint pain, chronic neck pain, numbness, tingling and pain resulting from injuries and accidents.
Pain Management Program
Designed to provide non-opioid pain treatment options like nerve blocks and injections and radio frequency ablation.
Outpatient rehabilitition includes physical therapy, occupational therapy and aquatic therapy.
A holistic approach to healing including acupuncture and massage therapy.
Emergency Orthopedic Care
ECHN provides 24/7 access to emergency care in orthopedics at both Manchester Memorial and Rockville General Hospitals.
Joint Effort Program
ECHN’s Joint Effort Program is designed for patients who are scheduled to have a total or partial hip or knee replacement surgery as well as those considering replacement surgery. In this program, our staff explains in detail day-of-surgery procedures, recovery care options, pain management and the rehabilitation process. Caregivers who will be assisting a loved one in their after-surgery recovery are encouraged to also attend.