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Joint and Spine Center

Our Specialties

The Joint and Spine Center at Forbes Hospital 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.


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