Orthopedic Surgery


Our ability to move comes from the musculoskeletal system. When something is wrong with this system, it can make moving difficult or even impossible. Orthopedic surgery can be used to treat certain problems that affect the musculoskeletal system such as broken bones, torn tendons, joint problems and more.

Hunt Regional Healthcare frequently performs Orthopedic surgery. Two of the most common surgeries are total knee replacement and total hip replacement. Nationwide, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control states that 719,000 knee replacements and 332,000 hip replacements are performed every year. All of these surgeries are performed by orthopedic surgeons.

Types of Orthopedic Surgery

Our orthopedic surgeons routinely perform hip, knee, and shoulder replacement surgeries, which are very common in the United States. After recovering from hip or knee replacement, many patients go on to live pain-free and experience better movement and mobility in the area of their replacement.

Hunt Regional Medical Center offers robotic-arm assisted total knee and partial knee replacements with Stryker’s Mako System. This highly advanced robotic technology transforms the way joint replacement surgery is performed.

The surgeon guides the robotic-arm and selectively targets only the damaged part of the knee. This helps spare the healthy bone and ligaments surrounding the knee joint.

Studies have shown robotic-arm-assisted partial knee replacement to be two to three times more accurate than manual procedures. The innovative technique also reduces the need for post-operative pain medication and physical therapy following surgical procedures. Patients experience a speedier recovery process without the need for lengthy or risky pain management.



Minimally invasive (MIS) joint surgeries are similar to those mentioned above; they only do not require large incisions and, therefore, have shorter recovery times. These surgeries use small incisions to replace certain joints in the body. While MIS joint surgeries may be ideal for some patients, others may require more invasive, total joint replacement surgeries to experience the best results. Orthopedic surgeons are trained to do what they can to avoid the most invasive method if at all possible, but sometimes it may be the best solution.
When a tendon in the shoulder is torn, rotator cuff surgery can help fix it. Orthopedic surgeons may perform the procedure through a large incision or shoulder arthroscopy, which uses much smaller incisions. The method will depend on the severity and exact location of the rotator cuff tear.

Carpal tunnel syndrome can be an extremely painful and life-altering condition of the hands. Carpal tunnel surgeries are designed to relieve the pain by releasing pressure on the median nerve. This usually involves an incision at the base of the hand, where the orthopedic surgeon will then cut the carpal ligament.

When a person has difficulty with their hands or fingers, an orthopedic surgeon may perform hand and finger surgeries to relieve the pain and/or increase mobility. Depending on the exact problem in the hand or finger, these surgeries can vary in terms of invasiveness.
Strains, sprains, fractures, bruises, scrapes, and concussions are common sports injuries, especially among youth athletes. Every year, 1.35 million youths experience a severe sports injury. Not all those injuries require surgery, but orthopedic surgeons at Hunt Regional are standing by if needed. We regularly perform sports injury surgeries to repair knee, ACL, MCL, PCL, tendons, and joints injuries.
When an orthopedic surgeon needs a clear view inside a joint to diagnose an issue and develop the proper treatment plan, he or she may perform an arthroscopy. This procedure allows the surgeon to see inside the joint, after which they can decide the diagnosis and/or best treatment method. This is a very common surgical procedure among orthopedic surgeons.

It’s easy to take our ability to move for granted. When something happens, and our mobility is hindered, however, orthopedic surgeons can help us get back on our feet again. We are here no matter which orthopedic surgery you or your loved one may be preparing for.


  • Hunt Regional Center Greenville
    Hunt Regional Medical Center Greenville
    • 4215 Joe Ramsey Blvd E, Greenville, TX 75401
    • 903.408.5000
  • Hunt Regional Specialists Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
    • 5101 Wellington St., Suite A, Greenville, TX 75402
    • 903.408.7768
  • Ransom Therapy Services Center
    • 4215 Joe Ramsey Blvd, Greenville, TX 75401
    • 903.408.1886


David Y. Liao, DO
Orthopedic Surgeon

Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics, Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery
Phone: 903.408.7768

Ben Wilson, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon

Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics, Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery
Phone: 903.408.7768