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Emily’s Patient Success Story

December 28, 2015

December 2015 – Dr. Clinton Howard, IV worked with this sweet young lady to conservatively treat a pars fracture in her spine. The pars interarticularis is a portion of the lumbar spine and joins together the upper and lower joints. Emily was suffering from spondylolysis (spon-dee-low-lye-sis) which is a common cause of low back pain in adolescent athletes. The stress fracture can be seen on X-ray in one of the bones (vertebrae) that make up the spinal column. Dr.

Dr. West with Ecuador spine patients

Scoliosis Surgery Changes Lives of Ecuadorian Teens and Spine Specialists

June 5, 2015

June 2015 – Dr. James West and Dr. Clint Howard recently performed spine surgery on two 14-year-olds from Ecuador that changed the girls’ lives.

The teenagers, Victoria de Jesus Vera and Juleisy Delgado, initially came in with severe scoliosis to a surgical center operated by Bayside Medical Missions in Portoviejo, Ecuador. However, the procedures needed to correct the curvatures of their spines were too complicated to be done at the clinic.

Drs. West and Howard donated their time and services, as did Providence Hospital, where the surgeries were performed.

Dr. Charles H. Wilson, IV

Specialist Spotlight – Dr. Charles H. Wilson, IV

June 5, 2015

June 2015 – As a knee and joint replacement specialist, Dr. Wilson focuses on total joint replacement and sports medicine. In particular, he specializes in knee replacement surgery, including complex and revision knees and sports injuries to the knees.

Dr. Wilson’s training includes a fellowship in adult joint reconstruction and sports medicine at the Insall Scott Kelly Institute in New York, where he studied and trained with experts who pioneered total knee replacement.

Hand and Elbow

Hand & Elbow Center

June 5, 2015

June 2015 – The specialists at our Hand & Elbow Center of Excellence use a number of innovative treatment methods—including wide-awake surgery—to help restore function for patients so they can return to active lifestyles. Among the conditions we treat regularly are carpal tunnel syndrome, golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow and trigger finger.

Manage Your Care Through Our Patient Portal

February 9, 2015

With tablets,smart phones, and laptops, many of us are connected 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to every aspect of our daily lives—from email and text messages to appointment calendars and bill pay schedules. Now, with our new Patient Portal, you have that same constant access to The Orthopaedic Group.

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