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Joint and Spine Center

Get Back Your Life!

The Joint and Spine Center at Forbes Regional Hospital provides state-of-the-art orthopaedic and neurosurgical care in a hospital close to home.

The center’s multidisciplinary staff includes some of the region’s most experienced and respected orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons, nurses, patient care assistants, physical therapists and occupational therapists.

Our dedicated in-patient unit features private and semi-private rooms, equipped with flat-screen TVs and furniture selected for the comfort and safety of those who have undergone joint or spine surgery. Each room is also equipped with a freezer so cold-therapy supplies are readily available to help minimize post-surgical swelling and pain.

A therapy gym is located within the Joint and Spine Center so physical and occupational therapy sessions can easily be coordinated with pain management schedules.

From pre-surgery testing and education to post-discharge coaches who provide support and encouragement, the Joint and Spine Center at Forbes Regional Hospital focuses on meeting your total needs so you can get back to your life.

The Joint and Spine Center at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital – Forbes Regional Campus specializes in:

  • Hip replacement

  • Knee replacement

  • Shoulder replacement

  • Ankle replacement

  • Foot and ankle procedures

  • Spinal surgeries:

    • Microdiscectomy: a minimally invasive procedure involving removal of a slipped or herniated disc in order to relieve pressure on a nerve.
    • Laminectomy: used to treat a slipped or herniated disk or spinal stenosis, this surgical procedure involves removing the posterior arch of a vertebra to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots.
    • Kyphoplasty: this minimally invasive procedure is used to treat spinal fractures; a tube is inserted through a tiny incision. A balloon is inserted through the tube, and then inflated to expand the area compressed because of the fracture. Bone cement is injected, and when it hardens in a few minutes, it stabilizes the fracture.
    • Spinal fusion: this surgical procedure fuses two or more vertebrae to immobilize a section of the spine in order to reduce pain and prevent more damage.
    • Artificial disc: an alternative to spinal fusion in which the diseased disc is replaced with a prosthetic disc.


Information for Doctors

To be referred to a physician from the Joint and Spine Center at Forbes Regional Hospital, please contact us at 1.877.284.2000 or 412.DOCTORS (412.362.8677).

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