Life after joint, muscle or back pain

Specialists at Lourdes Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Binghamton, NY, provide personalized care for your joint, muscle and back pain.

Joint, muscle and back pain can hold you back. At Lourdes Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and Lourdes Spine Care, a part of Ascension, in Broome County, New York, our goal is to get you back to doing what you love. Whether you need a hip or knee replacement, back surgery or care for a sports injury, our doctors are ready to deliver the care you need. We have access to the latest technology, including Mako SmartRobotics™, which may help shorten your recovery.

Our program includes:

  • Orthopedic surgeons specializing in joint, hand, sports injury, and spine care
  • Sports medicine doctors and sports performance athletic trainers
  • Walk-in orthopedic and sports injury clinic, Monday through Friday

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If you need orthopedic rehabilitation, we deliver care before, during and after surgery. Physical therapy may be part of your care plan to help improve your joint or spine recovery. Lourdes Joint Academy care teams are here to help.

Is it time to consider joint replacement or spine surgery?

Joint and spine pain can keep you from the simple things in life, such as climbing the stairs, walking or running for exercise, or spending time with family and friends. Keeping up with daily tasks can be difficult when you have pain. If your joint or back pain is affecting your daily life and the activities you enjoy doing, it may be time to think about orthopedic or spine surgery.

We also provide specialized orthopedic care for hand and wrist injuries, shoulder pain, sports injuries and more.

Does your joint or back pain:

  • Keep you awake at night?
  • Cause you to limp when you walk?
  • Make you feel stiff and swollen?
  • Cause you to fall? How often?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, joint replacement surgery or spine surgery may be right for you.

Comprehensive joint, spine and muscle care

Our care team helps you understand the cause of your pain. Whether you’re seeking pain relief from arthritis, an injury or something else, we start by listening to understand you and your health. Then, we deliver care that’s right for you.

Orthopedic surgeons specialize in minimally invasive orthopedic procedures and outpatient joint replacement surgery, including:

  • ACL and MCL repair
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome and wrist surgery
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Rotator cuff shoulder repair
  • Total knee replacement
  • Revision surgery for hip replacement
  • Total hip replacement

Spine surgeons deliver advanced surgical treatments for spine disorders, including:

  • Herniated disc that affects how your spine functions
  • Neck and back conditions that cause nerve damage
  • Scoliosis, abnormal curve of the spine
  • Spinal stenosis, narrowing of spinal canal
  • Spine tumors

Sports medicine doctors and care teams deliver nonsurgical care for injuries that affect elite athletes and active youth and adults. We work with you to create a sports performance and fitness plan that supports your recovery and return-to-play. Sports-related conditions include:

  • Concussion
  • Foot and ankle stiffness
  • Hip, shoulder and knee pain
  • Overuse injury
  • Overtraining and back muscle soreness
  • Other sprains and strains

Our orthopedic, spine and sports medicine care teams also provide specialty care for adults affected by joint and back pain from repetitive movements (also called overuse injuries) performed at work. For a work-related orthopedic injury (workers compensation), please contact your supervisor for authorization before scheduling an appointment.

We start by diagnosing the cause of your pain. When possible, we provide conservative therapies to help manage your pain, reduce inflammation and increase muscle strength and flexibility.

When you choose Lourdes for your care, you'll find a different kind of relationship between you and your care team. It starts with getting to know you and your health. Whether your need is simple or complex, our team of orthopedic, spine and sports medicine specialists are here with you every step of the way. Because when it comes to your health, it's more than caring. It's our calling.

24/7 emergency care for orthopedic and spine injuries

ER care teams at Lourdes Hospital provide emergency care for concussions, orthopedic hip dislocation, knee and shoulder injuries, bone fractures, spine injuries and back pain. From the ER, we can quickly connect you to an orthopedic spine specialist or sports medicine doctor.

If you experience a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or call 911.

Frequently asked questions about orthopedic spine care

What conditions or injuries does an orthopedic doctor treat?

Our orthopedic specialists treat a variety of orthopedic conditions and injuries so you can get back to living your life with less pain. We provide care for many conditions, such as:

  • Ankle and foot injuries
  • Back muscle strain
  • Bone fracture
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome in the wrist
  • Hand injuries
  • Hip fracture or dislocation
  • Knee, hip and shoulder arthritis
  • Knee swelling, injury
  • Muscle strain or weakness
  • Rotator cuff tear or shoulder dislocation
  • Spine injury, herniated disc
  • Tennis elbow

What treatment options are there for orthopedic pain?

Our orthopedic doctors and care teams work with you to create a comprehensive care plan for your specific condition and needs — from nonsurgical care options to same-day surgery and minimally invasive procedures, including:

  • ACL and MCL repair
  • Ankle replacement
  • Hand surgery, carpal tunnel release
  • Knee replacement (total and partial)
  • Nerve impingement release
  • Shoulder replacement, rotator cuff repair
  • Spine surgery
  • Total hip replacement and revision surgery

Who is a candidate for outpatient joint replacement surgery?

Our joint replacement program at Lourdes Hospital, a part of Ascension, is recognized for high-quality care. During your pre-operative evaluation, your doctor will explain if you are a candidate for outpatient surgery.

The Lourdes Hospital is recognized as a Blue Cross Blue Shield Program of Distinction+ for Joint Replacement, and as an Aetna Quality Institute for Joint Replacement.

Doctors and orthopedic care teams work together to deliver high-quality care before, during and after surgery. If you need inpatient care, we provide inpatient care that helps you transition to home care.

Is joint replacement surgery covered by Medicare?

If you have Medicare coverage, outpatient hip or knee replacement surgery may be an option under certain conditions. In a majority of cases, joint replacement surgery and related treatments are covered under different parts of Medicare (Part A and B). First, you need to be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. Our doctors and care teams focus on the needs of older adults and provide treatment options for degenerative joint disease.

What services are available for spine injuries?

Our orthopedic spine surgeons address more than your back injury. We provide care for the whole person. With personalized spine rehabilitation, our care team helps you manage your pain throughout your recovery. And Ascension at Home (home health care) and inpatient rehabilitation facilities help deliver supportive care while you heal.

What are the reasons for joint and back pain?

Age, arthritis and injury are all possible reasons for joint and back pain. Our specialists and care teams take the time to listen and understand you and your pain. From there, they work with you on a personalized treatment plan that’s right for you.

How are sport injuries treated?

Sports and exercise are activities you enjoy, until pain holds you back. Sports medicine orthopedic doctors treat competitive athletes and active youth and adults of all ages who enjoy exercise and recreational activities. Our sports medicine care teams provide care for many conditions, including sports-related concussions, sprains and strains, overuse injuries, overtraining, and sports performance concerns. Based on your specific needs, we provide a personalized care plan to help you safely recover from injury or sport-related illness and return to your chosen activity. At Lourdes Sports Medicine and Concussion Center, we’re here to help you prevent injuries, support your fitness goals and improve your wellness.

Are pain management services available?

At Lourdes Pain Care, our care team helps you address your pain with a personalized care plan that focuses on your wellness without over medicating. Our services coordinate care with your orthopedic sport medicine care team. We offer massage therapy, chiropractic care and minimally invasive therapeutic interventions.