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More patients in Louisville choose to get their orthopedic procedures — surgical or nonsurgical — at Norton Orthopedic Institute than with any other medical provider in Louisville or Southern Indiana. Recognized for providing quality care that adheres to the strictest standards, our board-certified physicians have the experience and skills to get you out and around whether your condition requires minimally invasive surgery or more conservative treatment.

Joint replacement, especially knee replacement, is one of the most common surgical orthopedic procedures. Years of wear and tear on the knees take a toll, leading to pain that often requires artificial replacements of some of the bones in the knee joint. This procedure is performed with great precision as your surgeon may work with the assistance of a robot to place the new joint to give provide a more natural feel once you are up and around again.

Hip and knee replacement patients typically are walking within a couple hours of their surgery and go home the same day. Norton Orthopedic Institute surgeons pioneered a technique for hip replacement that allows surgeons to access the diseased joint from the front, rather than the conventional approach through the back that led to more muscle injury, longer hospital stays and longer recoveries.

Additional orthopedic procedures include arthroscopic surgery ‑ a minimally invasive technique to repair soft-tissue injuries through tiny incisions. This procedure is common for knee and shoulder injuries.

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At 66, Liz wasn’t going to let a worn-out hip set her back

Not long after her hip replacement surgery, Liz was jumping in the leaves with her 5-year-old grandson. She is also back to attending Jazzercise classes every day.

Common arm and hand orthopedic procedures performed at Norton Louisville Arm & Hand relieve carpal tunnel syndrome and release trigger finger.

Back surgery is performed by the specialists at Norton Leatherman Spine, who have a worldwide reputation for excellence in treating a broad range of conditions that cause back and neck pain.

Nonsurgical Orthopedic Procedures

Hip or knee replacement surgery isn’t right for everyone. Increasingly, Norton Orthopedic Institute specialists find that exercise, physical therapy and weight loss can be effective treatments for hip or knee osteoarthritis. Even after physical therapy treatments stop, the benefits can last up to nine months. Such therapies, combined with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and acetaminophen, can help many patients relief from arthritis pain without surgery.

Narcotics to treat hip or knee osteoarthritis carry high risks and in several studies appear ineffective compared with other medications at reducing pain and improving your ability to get around.

Many patients have found significant relief from hyaluronic acid injections, though insurance plans may not cover the procedure. The injections need to be repeated every six months.

Steroid injections can help knee osteoarthritis, with benefits lasting about three months.

While some providers claim success from stem cell therapy for hip or knee osteoarthritis, there is no evidence supporting the treatment’s effectiveness, and costs can be high.

Care That’s Focused on You

  • Minimally invasive procedures can have you home quickly with less pain and faster recovery.
  • Sophisticated pain management aims to keep you comfortable and safe.
  • We have a deep commitment to getting you moving again and managing your pain so you can keep up with your physical therapy.
  • With 30 orthopedic locations in Louisville, Southern Indiana and surrounding communities, we have specialists near you.
  • Communicate with your provider, manage appointments, refill prescriptions and more, anytime, from a computer or mobile device with a free MyNortonChart account.

Why Choose Norton Orthopedic Institute

More patients choose Norton Orthopedic Institute for hip or knee replacements and other orthopedic procedures than any other health care provider in Louisville or Southern Indiana.

  • More than 50 providers, including board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons, offer care at 30 locations in Louisville and Southern Indiana.
  • Same-day appointments often are available.
  • Norton Healthcare is the first health system in the nation to be recognized as an Advanced Orthopedic & Spine Center of Excellence by DNV.
  • Our hip replacement specialists are pioneers in minimally invasive surgeries focused on minimizing pain and recovery time.
  • Robot-assisted surgical techniques improve precision for a more natural-feeling knee replacement to get you moving again.
  • Educational programs help patients prepare for joint replacement surgery and recovery.
  • Your free MyNortonChart account allows you to communicate with your provider, manage appointments, refill prescriptions and more from a mobile device or computer.

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