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Orthopedics and Spine Institute

Orthopedic & Spine Institute Patients seeking advanced treatment for orthopedic and spine issues can find them at the Orthopedic & Spine Institute of Westside Regional Medical Center. Our patients benefit from the experience of a team of experts including board certified orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons, nurses, physical therapists and occupational therapists. Our team will work together using the latest in advanced technology to guide you through every aspect of your care from surgery to discharge and follow-up care, providing individualized treatment plans and a high caliber of care.

The Orthopedic and Spine Institute at Westside Regional Medical Center offers comprehensive solutions for:

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  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Fractures
  • Joint Discomfort
  • Joint Disorders
  • Ligament and tendon injuries
  • Pain (Ankle, Back, Elbow, Hip, Knee, Lumbar/Lower Back, Neck, Shoulder)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Sports-related Injuries

Whether it’s arthritis, a broken or fractured bone, sprained ligament, back problems or season-ending injury, count on us for diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries to bones, muscles, tendons or ligaments. We realize that surgery is not always the answer and that is why our highly trained staff will work hard to return you to health through non-surgical means. However, when surgery is necessary, you can feel confident you are in the best of hands.

Rehabilitation Therapy

The Orthopedic & Spine Institute provides a comprehensive approach to your care without leaving the unit. We know that many orthopedic and spine surgeries are followed with rehabilitation, and we are able to offer a variety of services to our patients and their individual needs.

Orthopedic and Spine Patient Navigator

Your Orthopedic and
Spine Patient Navigator
has lots of answers.

Introducing Liz Gassew, RN, MSN, OCN

Undergoing total joint replacement and revision surgery requires a lot of planning and support. That’s why we have a dedicated Orthopedic and Spine Navigator. Liz Gassew, RN has worked at Westside for 28 years. She will:

  • Holistically get to know you and your needs.
  • Provide enhanced communication with your caregivers.
  • Provide education and information on what to expect before, during and after surgery.
  • Foster a strong partnership with nursing and medical staff to deliver optimal care ensuring safety and quality outcomes.

Westside Regional Medical Center is certified by the Joint Commission for total hip replacement and knee replacement.

Additional Information

Does one or both of your hips grind or hurt when you move? Does the pain make walking or standing difficult? If so, you should talk with your doctor. Constant (chronic) hip pain makes even the simple things in life miserable, like lifting or carrying things, even sitting or lying down. But the good news is you don’t have to live with hip pain.

Our caring physicians work to develop a personalized plan to give you lasting relief. Our pain management and orthopedic expertise ensures patients get the most effective medical and surgical treatment options.

An approach to hip replacement that preserves muscle.

The Anterior Hip Replacement Approach allows the surgeon to operate through a smaller surgical incision, which means less blood loss, scarring and tissue damage. Muscles surrounding the hip joint are separated at intervals which naturally occur within the tissue. Muscles are not cut, nor are they detached from the femur or pelvis during the surgery. As a result, patients do not have to heal from surgical trauma to the muscles.

Does one or both of your knees grind or hurt when you move? Does the pain make walking or standing difficult? If so, you should talk with your doctor. Knee replacement surgery could be your answer. Constant (chronic) knee pain makes even the simple things in life miserable, like lifting or walking, even sitting or lying down.

Our caring physicians work to develop a personalized plan to give you lasting relief. Our pain management and orthopedic expertise ensures patients get the most effective medical and surgical treatment options.

Knee implants designed to each patient’s anatomy.

This innovative technology provides patients with a personalized surgical experience, facilitating an optimal implant fit and better outcomes. Differences in bone shape affect the way a knee replacement fits. Studies show that misalignment causes increased wear of the implant and can lead to premature failure. Customized knee replacement surgery utilizes MRI technology and pre-operative planning tools to create surgical guides that are tailored to each patient’s unique anatomy, allowing surgeons to better place and align the new knee. Surgeons can adjust and improve computer generated images of the patient’s knee to create the ideal customized surgery. In addition, surgeons use individually-tailored knee replacements that are designed to better match an individual’s anatomy.

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