Orthopedic Surgery

We're a leader in orthopedic joint care.

If you're considering orthopedic surgery for a bone, joint or muscular condition, the orthopedic experts at Novant Health are ready to help. Our board-certified surgeons offer a range of treatment options. Whether you're having a non-invasive procedure or surgery, our care team is with you every step of the way.

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Complete orthopedic care

From head to foot, the orthopedic specialists at Novant Health have extensive experience in a range of treatment areas. Our surgeons are experts in their fields, using advanced techniques for minimally invasive procedures as well as major surgical procedures.

Our orthopedic specialties include:

  • Foot and ankle
  • Hand and wrist
  • Hip and knee
  • Shoulder and elbow
  • Spine (neck and back)
  • Sports medicine

A range of orthopedic procedures

Our orthopedic teams conduct thousands of surgical procedures each year, many of them total joint replacements.

Our orthopedic procedures include:

  • Joint resurfacing
  • Osteotomy (joint realignment)
  • Partial joint replacement
  • Total joint replacement
  • "Revision" surgeries to correct previous procedures

Patient-focused approach to orthopedic surgery

When you meet with your orthopedic team, they'll listen to your physical and emotional needs and work with you to find the most appropriate treatment for your orthopedic condition. We use advanced diagnostic tools and techniques and perform minimally invasive procedures whenever possible. 

Benefits of minimally invasive surgery

Minimally invasive orthopedic procedures often result in:

  • Less post-operative pain
  • Faster recovery times
  • Minimal trauma to the surgical site
  • Less scarring
  • Lower risk of complications

Depending on your specific condition, you may be able to have procedures ranging from joint resurfacing to a total joint replacement through minimally invasive surgery performed in an outpatient setting.

Care and support beyond orthopedic surgery

If you are required to stay in the hospital following your surgery, your care team will continue to help you reach your goals following your procedure.

During your recovery, physical therapists will work with you to regain strength and flexibility while you are in the hospital. Novant Health also offers inpatient rehabilitation services that focus on physical and occupational therapy.

Once you are back home, your team of orthopedic specialists will help you stay on track as you reclaim your flexibility and freedom of movement.

Your Care Team's Role

Your team includes board-certified surgeons specializing in hand and shoulder, foot and ankle, and spine procedures, as well as arthroscopic (minimally invasive) surgery, sports medicine, and joint replacement.

Our orthopedic specialists use the most advanced surgical procedures for repairing joint injuries, compression factors and damaged connective tissues. These include minimally invasive surgery and arthroscopic procedures that reduce your recovery time.

For certain types of orthopedic surgeries, you need to be fully asleep during the procedure. Your anesthesiologist will review your medical history to determine the appropriate anesthetic agent.

Before your procedure, you'll be given anesthesia, and the specialist will monitor your vital signs for any changes to your breathing, blood pressure or heart rate throughout the surgery. The anesthesiologist will also monitor your recovery in the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU).

Radiologists use various medical imaging techniques to diagnose and sometimes treat your medical condition. Your orthopedic care team may include diagnostic radiologists and interventional radiologists.

A diagnostic radiologist uses medical imaging to analyze your orthopedic condition. An interventional radiologist will diagnose your condition through medical imaging and may perform a minimally invasive surgical procedure using this imaging as a guide.

Our orthopedic nurses are here to support you before, during and after your orthopedic surgery. They'll prepare you for the procedure, assist the surgeon in the operating room and provide follow-up care. Your interaction with them could include post-operative wound care, pain management, vital signs monitoring, initial rehabilitation activities and assisting with traction, casts or braces.