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Orthopaedic Care

Skilled Bone Health Services

At Baxter Regional Medical Center, we utilize conservative treatments unless a patient absolutely requires more invasive procedures. To learn more, schedule an appointment with one of our orthopaedic surgeons.

Baxter Regional Medical Center is home to some of the most advanced orthopedic procedures in the region. Our talented, board certified team of orthopaedic surgeons offers the following services:

  • Sports medicine
  • Bone and joint disease evaluation, treatment and surgery
  • Open and endoscopic carpal tunnel release
  • Knee and shoulder arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopic joint surgery (knee, shoulder, wrist)
  • Partial and total knee replacement
  • Direct anterior hip replacement
  • Reverse total shoulder replacement, or “Delta shoulder”
  • Total joint replacement (hip, shoulder)
  • Hand and elbow surgery

Your Stay in the Hospital

Baxter Regional Medical Center has a dedicated Surgical Services floor with highly trained staff and 26 private rooms that include a private bathroom and shower. There is also a gym area exclusively for orthopaedic patients, where patients who undergo a joint replacement surgery will work with physical therapists. Trained orthopaedic staff will care for you during your stay and ensure you are on the road to a quick recovery. The orthopaedic department has its own social worker and discharge planner to make sure you have everything you will need when you get back home.

The Joint Replacement Education Class is offered to our orthopaedic patients and families. This is a one hour class and presentation that is offered free of charge to patients and families who are scheduled to have a total joint replacement surgery. The class goes over what to expect prior, during and after joint replacement surgery. Many questions are answered during this class, as it is geared to alleviate concerns patients and families may have before their surgery. Joint Replacement Education meets Tuesday and Thursday, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the 5 South Conference Room. No appointment is necessary, and family members are encouraged to attend. Your doctor’s office will provide additional information for you regarding attendance to the Joint Club, or call BRMC Orthopaedics/5 South at (870) 508-5400.

On The Road to Recovery

After your stay in the hospital, your doctor may recommend that you receive further therapy services as an outpatient. Having begun your journey to recovery at Baxter Regional Medical Center, we trust you will have confidence in us to help you reach the successful end of your journey.

At BRMC, we offer complete outpatient rehabilitation services, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and athletic training services.

Moving In The Right Direction

Appointments for rehabilitation are easy to make. After receiving a referral from your doctor, simply contact BRMC Rehab Services at (870) 508-1560, from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Rehabilitation services available for orthopaedic patients includes:

  • Orthopedic joint and soft-tissue mobilization
  • Treatment of upper and lower extremity injuries and/or impairments
  • Large, state-of-the-art gym with eight treatment rooms
  • Only hydrotherapy flow pool in northern Arkansas and southern Missouri
  • Nerve conduction and electromyography (EMG) testing
  • Complete wound care
  • Occupational therapy
  • Fabrication of custom splints and braces
  • Programs for patients with impaired concentration, thought organization and problem-solving
  • Programs to improve activities of daily living (ADLs), including self-care skills, and work, play or leisure activities
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