Elbow, hand and shoulder pain is never what you expect. Luckily, our independent team of orthopedic specialists is here to help, offering the most advanced and innovative treatment options for joint issues and pain including MAKOplasty and minimally invasive procedures.
Services & Specialties
Elbow prosthesis is a simple hinge between the humerus and ulna, but artificial elbows tend to have more complications than other joints and are often a last resort. An elbow replacement should typically last up to 10 years.
Hand replacement surgery can permanently improve function of the hand and prevent significant complications such as tendon ruptures.
Hand Services Include
- Carpal Tunnel
- Endoscopic Surgery
- Physical and Occupational Therapy
Shoulders are the most likely to require a replacement have osteo- or rheumatoid arthritis or a severe, complicated fracture. A surgeon may replace only the damaged ball if the socket is healthy. Shoulder replacements typically last 12 - 20 years.
Shoulder Services Include
- Fractures and dislocations
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Shoulder replacement surgery
- Frozen shoulder
- Nerve problems of the upper extremities
- Numbness and tingling
- Shoulder trauma, fractures, and dislocations
- Sports injuries
Home Care Options
Comfort Care Home Health & Hospice's rehabilitation team is specially trained and skilled to care for you in the comfort and familiarity of your own home. Be sure to discuss your discharge needs with your surgeon and family prior to surgery. The Care Manager will assist you and your family in finalizing these plans before you leave.
Patient Care Team
Our Orthopedic Navigator plays an important role in your care at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. The navigator can help answer your questions, provide pre-surgical information, and assist with your discharge to ensure it goes smoothly. They help improve physician alignment by reducing communication barriers and help patients develop their own goals.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please call 757-312-6758.
Preparing for Surgery
Just as each person is an individual, so too, is every surgery. To best serve you, our process is customized to meet your individual needs and the needs of your surgeon.
You are encouraged to be an active participant in your healthcare and to ask questions. The staff at Chesapeake Regional is committed to providing you with the best care and information available. Please review the Patients & Visitors section of the website for more information.
What About Anesthesia?
Anesthesia is a vital part of the surgical process. Your anesthesiologist needs to know about all your medical and surgical history, especially any problems or conditions with your heart or lungs. Anesthesiologists are medical doctors educated in administering anesthesia and managing your care before, during and after surgery.
Please bring all paperwork with you to Pre-Surgery Admission Testing
- Complete medical and surgical history
- Complete list of all medications including dosage Pre-Surgery Testing
- Previous lab work
- Previous electrocardiogram (EKG's)
- Physician orders
- Clearance papers