If back pain, joint pain, or stiffness has slowed you down, turn to Tower Health. Our orthopedic specialists offer expert care for most bone or joint problems. Whether you’re looking for relief from bursitis pain or need to repair a broken bone, you’ll find the medical or surgical treatments you need right here in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Complete care for common and complex orthopedic conditions.
Orthopedic doctors and surgeons treat problems that affect the musculoskeletal system. This includes the bones, muscles, ligaments, and other tissues that support our bodies and help us move.
At Tower Health, you’ll find head-to-toe care for nearly any medical condition or injury that affects the musculoskeletal system. We offer the most advanced diagnostic and treatment options available.
- Back and neck care. We provide complete care for back and neck conditions, such as treatment for herniated discs and spinal stenosis.
- Elbow and shoulder care. We treat a range of conditions including dislocations, rotator cuff injuries, and frozen shoulder.
- Foot and ankle care. Our experts care for many conditions affecting the foot and ankle, including sprains and fractures.
- Hand and wrist care. When carpal tunnel syndrome or tendonitis sets in, our experts offer medical and minimally invasive procedures to get you back to feeling your best.
- Hip care. We diagnose and treat the most common and complex hip conditions, including arthritis, dysplasia, osteoarthritis, dislocation, and hip fractures.
- Knee care. We treat a range of knee conditions including bursitis, tendinitis, torn ligaments, and ACL injuries.
- Orthopedic rehabilitation. Our rehabilitation program focuses on improving function for those recovering from an injury or surgery.
- Pediatric orthopedic care. We offer comprehensive care for children with musculoskeletal conditions or injuries.
- Sports injuries. Whether you’re a weekend warrior, a school athlete, or training for a marathon, you’ll find treatment for overuse injuries, concussions, and other sports-related injuries.
Our orthopedic physicians and surgeons work closely with other Tower Health specialists to ensure you receive comprehensive care — and achieve a successful recovery. Depending on your diagnosis, you may work with physicians who specialize in neurosurgery, physiatry, podiatry, or rheumatology.
Orthopedic Conditions We Treat
We diagnose and treat the full range of conditions that make it hard to walk, work, sleep, or play. These include:
- Arthritis. This is a group of disorders that cause joint pain, swelling, or stiffness. The two most common types are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
- Bunions. These are painful, bony lumps on the inside of the foot, near the base of the big toe. It causes the big toe to bend toward the other toes.
- Bursitis. This is inflammation of the bursae (small, fluid-filled sacs that help cushion your joints).
- Cartilage injuries. A cartilage injury refers to torn cartilage (a protective, shock-absorbing tissue on the ends of bones) or cartilage that’s worn away.
- Contractures. This occurs when muscles, tendons, or ligaments (which are normally stretchy) become tight and hard to move.
- Cysts. These are solid or fluid-filled lumps that grow on bones or in joints. These include ganglion cysts and synovial cysts. · Deformities. Bone deformities can occur at birth or develop over time. They include hammer toe, flat feet, and scoliosis.
- Dislocations. These occur when one of the bones that make up a joint is forced out of position.
- Fractures and broken bones. These include stress fractures, open fractures, closed fractures, and comminuted fractures.
- Infections. Germs can infect bones or joints, causing conditions such as osteomyelitis or septic arthritis.
- Ligament injuries. These injuries refers to stretched or torn ligaments (tissues that attach bones to other bones). These include ankle sprains and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears.
- Nerve conditions. These occur when nerves are stretched or compressed by bones, muscles, or other tissues. These conditions are often referred to as nerve entrapment disorders or nerve compression syndrome.
- Osteoporosis. This occurs when there is loss of bone mass that leads to weak, brittle bones.
- Tendonitis. Inflammation of the tendons (tissues that attach muscles to bones) can result in tendonitis.
- Tumors. These are benign (noncancerous) or cancerous lumps that grow in the bones or soft tissues.
Advanced Care for Broken Bones
Whenever a bone breaks, it’s considered a medical emergency. Whether you have a simple stress fracture or a broken leg, you need prompt, proper treatment to help your bone heal. Otherwise, you increase your risk for complications like additional fractures and arthritis.
Tower Health offers expert care for all types of broken bones, including complex fractures and traumatic injuries. Treatments include:
- Casting. Plaster or fiberglass casts keep the bone completely immobilized until it heals.
- Open reduction and internal fixation. A surgical procedure that uses metal rods, screws, or plates to repair the bone and hold it in place.
- Open reduction and external fixation. A surgical procedure that uses special hardware to hold a bone in place from outside of the body.
The type of treatment you’ll need depends on the fracture's severity and where it occurred in the body.
State-of-the-art Surgical Treatments
If your orthopedic condition doesn’t respond to home care or nonsurgical treatments — or you’ve suffered a serious injury — your doctor may recommend surgery.
Tower Health offers all types of orthopedic surgery. This includes joint replacement surgery and specialized surgery to treat problems in the hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, hips, knees, feet, or ankles. Whenever possible, our orthopedic surgeons use the latest minimally invasive techniques, including arthroscopic surgery, to reduce pain and recovery time.