Orthopedic Care

J.C. Blair Orthopedic Care has the best doctors in the joint offering the most advanced diagnostic options in the region focusing on pain management therapies, surgical and non-surgical methods, and comprehensive rehabilitation care.

Non-Surgical Procedures

Treatment options will vary depending on your condition and the severity of your injury. In many cases, your physician may prescribe any combination of the following nonsurgical options:

Alternative treatments and injections. Our orthopedic experts will work with you to develop an individual treatment plan that may include trigger point or cortisone injections.

Medication. Many medications, such as aspirin, ibuprofen or naproxen, help reduce pain and inflammation. Your physician may prescribe muscle relaxants to help with muscle spasms. For severe pain, narcotics such as codeine, hydrocodone or oxycodone may be taken for a short period of time.

Physical therapy. We offer access to a wide range of rehabilitative services to help relieve pain and promote healing. These may include physical therapy and/or exercises that will strengthen or increase the mobility of the muscles, ligaments and tissues around the area of the injury or condition. Specialized aquatic therapy may also be appropriate.

Occupational therapy. When needed, we offer access to a wide range of programs and specialized clinics to help you learn or relearn daily activities.

Surgical Procedures

The orthopedic care team at J.C. Blair offers minimally invasive procedures, laparoscopic techniques and computer-aided navigation during surgical procedures to ensure successful outcomes with faster recovery times.

Our expert surgeons set the standard of excellence for joint replacement and reparative surgeries using the best available techniques for procedure such as:

Ankle fusion. Ankle fusion locks the joint in a fixed position and does not permit ankle motion. 

Carpal tunnel release. A carpal tunnel release surgery cuts through the ligament that is pressing down on the carpal tunnel. This makes more room for the median nerve and tendons passing through the tunnel to improve functionality and minimize pain.

Foot. A first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint replacement treats arthritis of the big toe. The joint is removed and replaced with metal, plastic or a combination of both.

Knee arthroscopy. Knee arthroscopy is diagnostic procedure that looks at your joint condition and confirms treatment for knee problems such as meniscus tears and cartilage wear.

Partial knee replacement. A partial knee replacement is an alternative to total knee replacement for some patients with osteoarthritis of the knee when the damage is confined to a particular compartment of the knee. It can replace either the inside (medial) part, the outside (lateral) part, or the kneecap part of the knee.

Total knee replacement. In this procedure damaged bone and cartilage from your thighbone, shinbone and kneecap are replaced with an artificial joint made of metal alloys, high-grade plastics and polymers.

Trigger finger release. Working through a small incision near the base of your affected finger, our orthopedic expert can cut open the constricted section of tendon to release the tension and regain mobility.

Shoulder replacement. In shoulder replacement surgery, doctors replace the ends of the damaged upper arm bone (humerus) and usually the shoulder bone (scapula) or cap them with artificial surfaces lined with plastic or metal and plastic. Shoulder joint components may be held in place with cement.

Total hip replacement. This is a surgical procedure whereby the diseased cartilage and bone of your hip joint is surgically replaced with artificial materials such as a metal (or ceramic) ball and stem inserted into the femur bone and an artificial plastic (or ceramic) cup socket.

Your orthopedic expert will work with you to determine the appropriate procedure and follow-up care. If necessary, you may be asked to stay at J.C. Blair for close monitoring and assistance as you recover. J.C. Blair’s inpatient care team will develop a care plan for your stay.

Some patients require more inpatient rehabilitation than others. J.C. Blair’s Transitions program offers physical and occupational therapy, case management expertise as well as nursing care while you recover. 

Following discharge from the hospital, J.C. Blair’s Therapy & Wellness Center offers outpatient aquatic, physical and occupational therapy to continue your recovery and help regain strength and mobility. 

Sports Medicine Care

Most sports injuries, concussions and common fractures can be managed by our primary care sports medicine physician, including specialized care following your injury so you can return to play or normal activities as quickly and safely as possible.

Orthopedic Care Team

Orthopedic patients at J.C. Blair receive care before, during and after treatment from a highly skilled orthopedic team made up of the following specialists:

Orthopedic surgeons. Expertly trained in a wide range of orthopedic procedures. 

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners (CRNP). Provide surgical assistance and follow-up care in the hospital and in the doctor's office. [click here]

Anesthesiologists. Physicians who administer anesthesia and pain medication. They monitor patients during surgery and make arrangements for pain medications after surgery to keep you comfortable so you can heal. [Link to anesthesiologists]

Physical therapists. Integral to patient recovery, during and after the patient’s hospital stay. Our therapists will help you regain movement and learn techniques for activities such as getting out of a bed, a chair or a car, and walking up and down stairs. 

Occupational therapists. Work with patients to develop greater independence when performing daily living tasks.

Case managers. Work with patients and families on discharge planning, insurance issues and additional areas of patient support.

Social workers. Available to help patients and their families cope with the issues and stresses that come from a long term illness or a health crisis, and facilitate access to resources that may be needed.

Our Location

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital
1225 Warm Springs Ave.
Huntingdon, PA 16652
(814) 643-2290

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