Orthopedic surgeons have performed minimally invasive surgery at the hospitals of Conemaugh Health System for more than 10 years. The surgery involves a small number of tiny incisions, less pain, quicker recoveries, and a shorter hospital stay - usually just a day or two. It is most often performed to repair damaged ligaments in the knee, and for shoulder or elbow repairs - procedures that were considered major surgery just a few years ago. Several other minimally invasive orthopedic procedures are also available.
Minimally Invasive Surgery at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center
Memorial's four state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgical suites feature some of the most advanced surgical technologies in the country, including Internet teleconferencing capabilities and voice-activated surgical tools that make the hand movements of the surgeons more precise.
Minimally Invasive Surgery at Conemaugh Meyersdale Medical Center
Meyersdale provides emergency orthopedic services to patients requiring immediate attention. This can range from treating simple fractures to stabilizing trauma patients before transporting them to the Regional Trauma Center at Memorial Medical Center. Patients who require scheduled orthopedic surgery are usually referred to other hospitals within Conemaugh Health System.
Minimally Invasive Surgery at Conemaugh Miners Medical Center
The surgical suites at Miners include state-of-the-art technology that was installed during the hospital?s recent building campaign. This advanced equipment allows surgeons to perform minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques to repair tendons and ligaments. Orthopedic specialists are also available to perform traditional surgery, such as joint replacement surgery.