Treating joint pain and injuries in Derry, New Hampshire
At Parkland Medical Center, we focus on overall joint health and can perform joint replacement or reconstructive surgery when diet, exercise and medications fail to relieve joint pain. We'll work with you, considering your specific needs and relying on the expertise of our board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic doctors, to diagnose your condition and determine if minimally invasive or noninvasive treatment (or a combined approach) is best.
For more information about our joint care services, call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (877) 642-2362.
Rheumatology and arthritis care
Arthritis refers to joint inflammation. However, orthopedic doctors use the term to describe a range of rheumatic diseases (disorders affecting the muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints). Most people with arthritis experience pain, stiffness and swelling—conditions our rheumatologists are ready to treat.
Diagnosing and treating arthritis pain
You can develop arthritis due to an infection, trauma, degenerative change or metabolic disturbance. Regardless of the cause, we can prescribe specific therapies and orthopedic treatment options, such as pain relievers and splints or braces, for arthritis and rheumatic diseases.
Joint reconstruction that minimizes recovery and pain
We can replace or reconstruct all major joints, including hips, knees, shoulders, fingers, wrists, ankles and elbows. We select our multispecialty team of orthopedic surgeons and nurses, care coordinators, physical and occupational therapists and technicians for their outstanding clinical skills and desire to deliver exceptional patient care. At Parkland, you also benefit from:
- Minimally invasive and innovative techniques in surgery that allow for smaller incisions, less anesthesia, less blood loss and quicker recovery
- Preoperative education for you and your caregivers to learn the exercises you’ll use following surgery
- Educational materials to assist with every phase of your surgery, recovery and discharge
- Vigorous rehabilitation programs to speed your recovery and discharge
Advanced technology for joint replacement surgery
Our collaborative approach to total patient care before, during and after surgery helps us achieve the best possible outcomes for our patients in terms of mobility and speed of recovery. For joint replacement surgeries, we use advanced technologies, minimally invasive techniques and the latest prosthetic designs and materials to perform accurate, effective procedures.