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Orthopedics

Orthopedics

At Texas Vista Medical Center, The Joint Center offers a variety of orthopedic services—from advanced diagnostic imaging technology, to innovative surgical procedures and rehabilitation programs—to help you get back on track.

Orthopedics

7400 Barlite Blvd.
San Antonio, Texas 78224
210-921-2000

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Advanced Orthopedic Technology Operated by Certified Surgeons

Damaged bones and joints can cause significant pain and limit your ability to function the way you want to. At Texas Vista Medical Center, The Joint Center offers a variety of orthopedic services to help you get back on track. 

Not long ago, a serious bone or joint problem meant major surgery was inevitable. But now, many joints can be repaired with minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques.

In arthroscopic procedures, an orthopedic specialist makes incisions about the size of a buttonhole and inserts a tiny camera and pencil-thin instruments into the joint. The camera transmits images to a monitor, which the surgeon uses to view the procedure. This remarkable technology allows the surgeon to repair tears and other joint problems without major surgery.

Many arthroscopic procedures do not require an overnight hospital stay. Patients return to the comforts of home sooner and generally experience less pain and faster healing.

Is A Joint Replacement For Me?

Hip and knee replacement can help many people with debilitating joint pain return to active lives. Joints are formed at the ends of two or more bones connected by tissue called cartilage. Healthy cartilage provides a cushion for the bones, but when the cartilage is

damaged or wears away, the bones can rub against each other, causing great pain. Joint replacement can reduce pain, restore movement to the joint, and improve the overall quality of a patient’s life.

When only a portion of the joint is damaged, a surgeon may be able to perform partial joint replacement. In other cases, a total joint replacement is required and involves inserting artificial joints, called implants. Joint replacement typically requires a few days in the hospital for recovery and rehabilitation.

Resources

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Are Bone & Joint Disorders Causing You Back Pain
Do you struggle with an aching back? If so, you are not alone. According to the Arthritis Foundation, back pain is one of the most common health problems in the United States, and 80 percent of adults report having had back pain at some point in their lives.

Conditions We Treat

  • Ankles, knee and shoulder injuries
  • Fractures
  • Joint issues
  • Shoulder injuries

Treatments

  • Arthroscopic treatments for ankles, knees and shoulders
  • Fracture treatments
  • Ligament reconstruction
  • Total hip joint replacement
  • Total knee replacement
  • Total hip & knee arthroplasty