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About Orthopedics, Arthritis & Rheumatology

Orthopedics, Arthritis & Rheumatology at Penn State Health St. Joseph provides diagnostic services, treatment, and surgical services to patients with diseases/disorders and degenerative conditions affecting the body’s bones and joints; and a complete range of arthritis and rheumatology services using state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment capabilities. Our patients benefit from the services of truly outstanding orthopedic surgeons and rheumatologist who work with experienced and highly skilled multidisciplinary teams. From chronic rheumatic conditions to sports injuries and orthopedic trauma, we have the clinical expertise and advanced technologies essential to providing exceptional care.

Conditions & Treatment

Total and Partial Joint Replacement

Total and Partial Joint Replacement Surgery of the hip and knee offers comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for all types of bone and joint problems. All treatment options – noninvasive as well as a surgical – are explored, with treatment of choice focused upon helping each patient regain mobility, function, and freedom from pain as quickly as possible. Patients benefit from advanced technologies and state-of-the-art treatments.

Hand, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Evaluation and treatment of hand, shoulder and elbow injuries, arthritis, congenital deformities, upper extremity joint replacement, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendon problems, rotator cuff problems, and instability problems of the shoulder. The hand, shoulder and elbow team is nationally and internationally recognized for its expertise in providing quality care.

Foot and Ankle Surgery

Evaluation and treatment of many problems of foot and ankle including Achilles tendon problems, ankle instability, heel pain, flatfeet, sprains, fractures, ankle replacement, deformities, bunions, hammer toes, diabetic foot disorders, ligament fractures and other trauma of the ankle and leg.

Spine Surgery

Evaluation and treatment of degenerative and congenital spine disorders such as scoliosis, spinal stenosis, ruptured or herniated discs, fractures of the spine, arthritis of the spine, spinal infections and tumors of the spinal column.

Traumatic Orthopedic Injuries

Evaluation and treatment of all fractures and dislocations of all joints of the body, the extremities and spine.

Evaluation and treatment of sports related injuries and overuse syndromes, rehabilitation, arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery and anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.

Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases

Arthritis and other rheumatic diseases are common conditions that cause pain, swelling, and limited movement. They affect joints and connective tissues around the body. There are more than a hundred different diseases. Rheumatic diseases include any condition that causes pain, stiffness, and swelling in joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, or bones. Arthritis is usually ongoing (chronic). These conditions can affect people of any age. Common forms of arthritis are rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, osteoarthritis, and gout.