At Hunt Regional, our orthopedic specialists treat a wide range of conditions from sprains and bone fractures, to arthritis damage, to torn ligaments and more. Our physicians use the latest techniques in orthopedic care for the best outcomes, including comprehensive surgical services and robotic-arm assisted surgery in our state-of-the-art Surgery Center.

What is Orthopedic Medicine?

Orthopedic medicine treats disorders and injuries of the bones, joints, muscles and connective tissue as well as ligaments and cartilage.

Our Orthopedic Services

We offer a comprehensive list of orthopedic services including: arthritis care, bone fracture and trauma care, sports medicine, orthopedic surgery and pain management. Learn more about each service below:

Whether you are living with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, gout or another form of this disease, we offer testing as well as treatment to help you diagnose and manage your pain, ease your symptoms and improve your joint function.

Bone fractures are often considered traumatic injuries because of the immediate medical attention they require, which could include a sling, a cast or even surgery. Our orthopedic experts will work with you to determine the best form of treatment for your broken bone.

If you are a recreational or professional athlete in need of care, we have the expertise to diagnose and treat your sports-related injury. Our physicians will work with you and your coaches, athletic trainers and/or parents to help get you back in the game as quickly and safely as possible.

If moving has become difficult or even impossible, surgery may be necessary to restore your mobility. From joint replacements to shoulder repair to wrist, hand and finger surgeries and more, our team of orthopedic surgeons has the expertise to treat your condition and get you back on your feet.

Every person experiences pain differently, which is why our specialists are trained to identify the best course of treatment for reducing your chronic pain. We also offers treatments for blocking pain after surgery, which can improve your recovery process. For example, our nerve blocks deliver less anesthesia and less pain, allowing patients to experience a speedier recovery process.

At Hunt Regional Healthcare, we offer multiple types of robotic surgery, a minimally invasive procedure that uses robotic technology to provide surgeons with a more precise and controlled view of the surgical field. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Since orthopedics cover the diagnosis and treatment of the skeletal system, it includes a large area of the body and many conditions and injuries. It’s only natural to have questions before your appointment with an orthopedic specialist. There are a lot of unknowns to think about. It is our goal, however, to provide you with as much information as possible so you don’t have to worry or wonder.

At Hunt Regional Medical Center, our skilled orthopedic doctors use the latest procedures and technology to diagnose and treat diseases of the skeletal system, with an emphasis on your comfort. Read the below orthopedic frequently asked questions and answers if there’s something you’re unsure about. We’re here to help.

Most people see an orthopedic specialist because of knee injuries (more than 18 million physician visits in 2010), back pain (more than 13 million), or shoulder injuries (more than 11 million).

Your physician will be able to conduct tests such as X-Rays or bone scans to determine for certain if you have a sprain or a fracture. Keep in mind that a sprain is an injury to the ligaments (tissues that connect your bones), whereas a fracture is an injury to your bone. Sprains heal with time and rest, but a fracture will require some type of treatment (splint, cast, crutches, wheelchair and/or surgery).

Arthritis symptoms may vary depending on which type you have. However, the most common arthritis symptoms include pain, stiffness, swelling, redness and decreased range of motion. Your doctor can perform laboratory tests to determine if you do in fact have arthritis. Learn more about our arthritis services.

Generally, no. This depends on which type of diagnostic procedure you are undergoing, but most orthopedic injuries or conditions require the use of imaging and radiology tests like X-rays, bone scans or other exams, which are painless. When diagnosing arthritis, a doctor may perform minimally invasive laboratory tests that require a sample of joint fluid, however this should not be a severely painful procedure. They may also use computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or ultrasound, which are not invasive or painful.

Depending on the type of diagnostic imaging procedure, these exams are generally safe for pregnant women. According to the American College of Radiology, no single diagnostic X-ray results in radiation exposure enough to threaten the health of the developing embryo or fetus. However, your doctor can work with you to determine the safest diagnostic imaging method.

If you have an appointment scheduled with an orthopedic specialist, be sure to come prepared with your insurance card, a photo ID, list of current medications, co-payment (if applicable) and any questions you may have to ask your specialist. Sometimes it’s helpful to bring a written list of questions you have so you don’t forget any during the appointment. Additionally, check with the location to see if there is paperwork you can fill out in advance of your appointment to speed up the process. If for any reason you cannot keep your orthopedic appointment, please notify your doctor.

Your doctor will be able to fully answer this question after your diagnosis and treatment.

Related Locations

  • Hunt Regional Center Greenville
    Hunt Regional Medical Center Greenville

    4215 Joe Ramsey Blvd, Greenville, TX 75401 | 903.408.5000