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General Orthopedic Services

General orthopedics includes all injuries and diseases related to the musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system includes bones, joints, tendons, ligaments and muscles working together to maximize mobility and activity levels. Chelsea Orthopedic Specialists are trained in general orthopedics and the latest arthroscopic surgery techniques, as well as sports medicine, hand and/or wrist problems, foot and/or ankle problems, and joint replacements.

Diagnosis

Chelsea Orthopedic Specialists use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques for diagnosing your problem. In addition to the patient's medical history and thorough physical examination, on-site x-rays are used to diagnose most problems.

In some cases, additional studies such as CT or MRI may be needed to confirm diagnosis. Should further studies be needed, the staff at Chelsea Orthopedic Specialists will work closely with you to schedule these studies as quickly and conveniently as possible. A Chelsea orthopedic surgeon will then discuss findings with you to make sure that you have a complete understanding of your diagnosis.

The staff at Chelsea Orthopedic Specialists have your best interest in mind and will answer any questions you may have.

For additional information about Chelsea Orthopedic Specialists, please go their American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons website.

Treatment

The treatment focus at Chelsea Orthopedic Specialists is patient wellness. For many patients, a non-surgical approach is recommended which may include medications, supplements, exercise and physical therapy and/or occupational therapy, bracing or splinting.

When surgery is deemed to be in the best interest of the patient, the surgeon will determine the least invasive and most reliable technique for you. Everyone is unique, and Chelsea Orthopedic Specialists will take the time and use their knowledge to provide you with the best care, and prepare you for successful recovery and rehabilitation.

Rehabilitation

Chelsea Rehab is a comprehensive rehabilitation program with locations in both Chelsea Community Hospital and Chelsea Wellness Center. Services offered at Chelsea Rehab include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech, and recreational therapy.

Whether services are provided at home, in the hospital, or at the Chelsea Wellness Center, the staff of Chelsea Rehab will work with you to regain the highest possible level of independence and self-sufficiency after an injury or illness. Chelsea Rehab professional staff work closely with the orthopedic surgeon, patient, and family to determine the patient's goals and develop an individualized treatment plan that best meets your needs.

Prevention

Chelsea Orthopedic Specialists enjoys a unique location in the ChelseaWellness Center. One of the most advanced facilities in Michigan, the membership-based Chelsea Wellness Center places an emphasis on injury prevention.

The Wellness Center employs a team of certified fitness specialists, therapists, and health educators who will work with you to develop a personalized fitness program after your rehabilitation that will help you maintain independence and live a healthy, happy life.

Discounted membership fees and special programs are available to patients who wish to join the Health & Wellness Center after completing their rehabilitation therapy.

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