By MOLLY STALEY
When joint pain or discomfort strikes, it can quickly have a negative effect on your life. It can keep you from enjoying your favorite activities, disrupt your sleep, or even cause you to become depressed.
If any of this sounds familiar and you’re experiencing ongoing joint pain, don’t be afraid to reach out to an orthopedic doctor. Patients are usually pleased to hear that many bone and joint procedures can be addressed and treated conservatively with physical therapy, injections or medication.
If all conservative options have been exhausted and patients are still experiencing significant pain or discomfort, surgery is typically the right answer. Due to advancements in orthopedic surgical procedures over the past decade, many surgeries that used to require a hospital stay can now be done in an outpatient setting. This option is more cost-efficient and convenient for patients and their family members.
For these reasons, Capital Ortho is proud to say their Flowood campus is home to a full-service surgery center. “Specialty Surgical Center is a state-of-the-art facility catering to the orthopedic needs of patients throughout the state. We offer a variety of orthopedic services, including joint replacement procedures,” said Lea Anna Burnside, surgery center director.
“Our patients have the luxury of having all their orthopedic needs met under one roof,” said Capital Ortho CEO Jeff Bedford. “From clinic visits with the doctor to physical therapy or surgery, our physicians walk through the process and communicate with the patient along the way, making sure all questions are answered and the patient is comfortable with the treatment plan.”
Having an on-site surgical center and physical therapy clinic allows Capital Ortho to be more hands-on throughout the patient’s experience. Specifically, patients who are candidates for outpatient joint replacement surgery can expect faster recovery times than in the past. Physical therapists begin working with the patient on the day of surgery to develop an exercise plan that will help the patient regain full function of the joint as soon as possible.
“Capital Ortho’s staff is dedicated to providing efficient, skilled, compassionate care. We provide surgical services in a cost-effective manner, and our goal is to make a positive health impact on each patient’s life,” said Burnside.
The team at Capital Ortho understands that there is anxiety that comes with visiting a doctor, but their team is fully committed to making the experience as comfortable and easy to understand as possible.
“We pride ourselves on a strong physician/patient relationship. From the check-in process to actually seeing the patient, we feel like we form a close bond with the patient as they go through their ailment, their surgery and their recovery,” said Dr. Bradley Kellum, orthopedic surgeon at Capital Ortho, who specializes in the treatment of foot and ankle conditions.
“Our goal is to get patients back to living their best life, whether that is playing outdoors with their grandchildren, running a 5K, or throwing the winning touchdown in a football game,” said Bedford.
Don’t continue to let joint pain slow you down! No referral is required to schedule an examination with a Capital Ortho physician. Make an appointment for a consultation today at Flowood, Madison, Hazlehurst, Kosciusko or Magee, and get back to living your best life.
Molly Staley is the marketing consultant for Capital Ortho. She lives in Brandon with her husband and two children.