Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

Advanced surgical techniques and expertise

Whether you require tendon or muscle repair, spine surgery or total joint replacement, our board-certified orthopedic surgeons are able to perform even the most complex procedures. Riverview Regional Medical Center's orthopedic doctors and surgeons work collaboratively with pain management and rehabilitation specialists to ensure you receive comprehensive care to address your specific needs.

We use minimally invasive techniques whenever possible, including arthroscopic and computer-assisted navigation surgery, and offer a full range of services, including:

  • Diskectomy
  • Foot and ankle procedures
  • Hand and wrist surgery
  • Knee and hip resurfacing
  • Laminectomy
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Shoulder surgery
  • Spine surgery, including discectomy, laminectomy, spinal fusion and vertebroplasty
  • Total replacement of the hip, knee, shoulder and elbow
  • Radio-frequency nerve ablation for treatment of hip, knee, and ankle pain

State-of-the-art robotic technology for knee and hip replacement

Riverview Regional Medical Center’s surgeons can offer a minimally invasive option for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis. Surgeons use the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System to perform MAKOplasty® partial knee replacement, a procedure that allows them to resurface the diseased area while sparing the patient’s healthy bone and surrounding tissue. The digital tracking system constantly monitors and updates the patient’s anatomy and allows the surgeon to make real-time adjustments to optimize implant positioning and placement. Riverview Regional Medical Center was the first hospital in Alabama to offer the MAKOplasty® procedure.

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Surgeons also use MAKOplasty® to provide a minimally invasive option for total hip replacement. This advanced technique allows surgeons to prepare the hip socket for a more exact implant alignment, and reduces complications such as excessive wear on the joint, unequal leg length or dislocation.

MAKOplasty® offers a number of benefits over traditional hip and knee replacement techniques, including:

  • Optimal implant positioning that results in a more natural bending motion.
  • Less pain, a shorter hospital stay and a quicker recovery.
  • As an arthroplasty procedure, MAKOplasty® is typically covered by most Medicare-approved and private health insurers.
  • Radio-frequency is the newest technology available for treatment of hip, knee, and ankle pain. This treatment uses cooled radio-frequency to ablate the nerves in the treatment area to relieve pain. Radio-frequency gives patients a longer period of pain relief than traditional nerve blocks.