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Orthopedic care

Orthopedic doctors, called orthopedists, take care of bones and joints. This includes knee pain, total joint replacement, issues that impact your spine and more. You might need to see an orthopedist if you have arthritis or osteoporosis, or if you've had a recent sprain, strain or broken bone.

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Orthopedic specialists in Salem, Virginia

From arthritis and bone fractures to complex spine conditions, we are here for you.

At LewisGale Medical Center, our orthopedic specialists are committed to getting you back to optimal health through advanced treatments and patient-centered care plans.

Knee or hip pain?

Don't be defined by joint pain. Answering a few questions can help you determine if you need to speak to your doctor about next steps.

Don't be defined by joint pain. Answering a few questions can help you determine if you need to speak to your doctor about next steps.

Our orthopedic services

Our orthopedic center offers you access to extensive treatment options, including surgery and post-operative rehabilitative care.

Our orthopedic treatment options

When possible, your treatment plan will start with an innovative combination of nonsurgical approaches that fit your goals. We offer therapy, medication and noninvasive, interventional pain procedures to get you back on your feet as soon as possible.

If surgery is deemed necessary, we use the latest technology and techniques, including minimally invasive surgery, which often results in less pain and faster recoveries.

Our surgical and nonsurgical treatments include:

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair
  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Casting and splinting
  • Cartilage and meniscus repair
  • Digital biplane angiography
  • Hip resurfacing
  • Joint injections
  • Joint replacement surgery (hip, knee and shoulder)
  • Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) repair
  • Microsurgery
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) repair
  • Physical therapy
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Spine surgery
  • Sports medicine programs

Complete joint care

When your joints are healthy, moving around is easy and pain-free. But when your joints become diseased or injured, they can cause serious pain. We want you to live pain-free with healthy joints, which is why our orthopedic specialists offer expert treatment for all types of joint conditions.

Arthritis treatment

The term arthritis translates to inflammation of the joint, but it’s used to refer to multiple rheumatic diseases — disorders affecting the muscles, tendons, ligaments or joints.

Arthritis occurs in various forms, including bacterial arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It may result from infection, trauma, degenerative changes, metabolic disturbances or other causes.

Our experienced orthopedic specialists work with you to evaluate your condition and develop an individualized treatment that relieves your pain and restores your quality of life. Depending on your diagnosis, treatment options for arthritis and rheumatic diseases may include:

  • Devices that help with fine motor skills
  • Dietary changes
  • Exercise
  • Heat and cold therapies
  • Joint care instruction
  • Mobilization therapy
  • Pain relievers and other medications
  • Rest and relaxation
  • Splints or braces
  • Surgery
  • Water therapy
  • Weight reduction

Joint replacement surgery

Often, joint pain can become severe enough to warrant joint replacement surgery. Joint replacement surgery offers advanced solutions to joint pain, either through total or partial replacement of the joint. By removing the diseased or damaged joint and replacing it with an artificial one, you can regain pain-free movement.

We offer the following joint replacement procedures:

Our hospital was the first in Southwest Virginia to use new technology that offers personalized surgery for shoulder replacements. A software tool allows surgeons to understand your unique anatomy before surgery and customize the surgical plan using simulated bone and implants. This preserves as much bone as possible, which gives you better outcomes.


Orthopedic physical therapy

A key part of our orthopedic program is physical therapy and rehabilitation. We offer rehabilitative care on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. Our therapists develop treatment plans tailored to your needs. Our goal is to help you regain your independence and mobility and improve your quality of life.


Award-winning orthopedic care

HealthGrades.com named us one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery because of our superior clinical outcomes in different types of spine, neck and joint replacement surgeries. We have also been named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery.

We have received the Gold Seal of Approval® for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement from The Joint Commission. This award reflects our high standards for total hip and total knee replacement surgeries.

Own the Bone® program

We are proud to participate in a national quality improvement program called Own the Bone. This program ensures that if you have fragility fractures, you will be screened and appropriately treated for low bone density or osteoporosis. This helps to reduce your risk for future fractures.

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Directions to our orthopedic center

Feel prepared for your visit with information about our hours and how to find our office.

Finding our office

Our Salem Orthopedics office is located in Medical Office Building East at 1802 Braeburn Drive in Salem, VA. Our office is located in Building B, on the Main (Level M) floor. There is also convenient access availability through the rear of the building (Entrance B). We offer free valet as well as lot parking for patients and visitors.

The Salem Orthopedic Clinic office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm. You may call (540) 772-3530 to schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic specialists.

Our Virginia Orthopedic office is located at 101 Knotbreak Rd. in Salem, VA, across from the Salem Civic Center. You may call (540) 444-4020 to schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic specialists.

The Virginia Orthopedic Clinic office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm. Orthopedic Urgent Care office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 8:00pm and Saturday, 8:00am – 12:00pm.


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