Dealing with an orthopedic condition can feel painful and discouraging and hold you back from living the life you want. Our expert orthopedic surgeons offer the latest diagnosis and treatment options for many orthopedic conditions. Our goal is to restore function and get you back to living your life to its fullest as soon as possible.
Why Choose Trinity Health Orthopedics?
We recognize that orthopedic conditions impact your quality of life. That’s why you need a specialized team you can trust to help get you back to doing what you love, free of pain. We offer:
- Expert care: We deliver expertise in total shoulder and knee replacements, anterior hip replacements, sports medicine, and orthopedic trauma care.
- Conservative treatment options: We explore non- and minimally invasive treatments first for a shorter recovery time and quicker return to your usual activities.
- Team approach to care: Our orthopedic surgeons collaborate through fracture conferences, during which a team of Trinity Health experts discuss complex cases. They also work with experts from radiology, neurosurgery and physical therapy to diagnose, treat and heal.
- Fully integrated care: We provide the supportive care you need during each stage of your journey, from diagnosis through rehabilitation and recovery, such as physical therapy.
- Eased access: While a physician referral isn’t necessary, our electronic referral management program makes the process easy and gets you in for an appointment sooner.
- Culture of advancement: Our orthopedic surgeons teach tomorrow’s doctors through the University of North Dakota School of Medicine – Northwest Campus residency program.
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Orthopedic Conditions We Treat
Our orthopedic specialists deliver expertise in diagnosing and treating many orthopedic conditions and injuries. We treat:
- Tendon/ligament injuries
- Fractures and injuries in adults and children
- Sports injuries, including concussion
- Work-related injuries
For information on spinal conditions, visit our Brain, Nerves, Spine program.
You may come to Trinity Health Orthopedics with or without a diagnosis. Either way, we will perform the testing necessary to confirm or form a diagnosis. Our orthopedic surgeons partner with radiologists from Trinity Health’s radiology program to provide accurate imaging for precise treatments.
Your doctor will begin by performing a history and physical examination. They will ask you questions about symptoms associated with the condition, other illnesses, previous injuries, previous treatments and current and previous medications.
Orthopedic diagnostic testing options:
- X-ray looks for fractures and tumors using radiation waves that produce images.
- Bone density tests determine if you have osteoporosis using X-rays that measure the amount of calcium and other substances in a part of a bone.
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) looks for tumors and injuries to bone and tissue using magnets and radio waves that produce images.
- Ultrasound looks for cysts, tumors and injuries to tissue using sound waves that echo and produce images.
- Computed tomography (CT) looks for tumors and injuries to bone and tissue using a computer connected to an X-ray machine.
- Blood tests determine if you have bone cancer and rheumatoid arthritis.
- Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that allows orthopedic surgeons to visualize the inside of a joint.
At Trinity Health Orthopedics, we believe that quality of life is everything. And we know that minimally invasive treatments lead to shorter hospital stays, faster recovery times, and better health outcomes.
That’s why we strive to deliver conservative yet effective treatments. Our orthopedic specialists are skilled with discerning when to take a nonsurgical, minimally invasive or surgical approach.
We offer a wide range of nonsurgical and surgical treatment options for orthopedic conditions. We work to understand your lifestyle and wishes so we can help you choose treatments that are right for you.
Depending on the severity of the condition or injury, you and your doctor may decide to try a nonsurgical approach first.
- R.I.C.E., or rest, ice, compression and elevation, to treat injuries.
- Physical therapy treats an orthopedic condition and builds strength and mobility.
- Bracing, splinting, and casting immobilizes, corrects alignment and supports bones and tissue to treat injuries and chronic conditions.
- Canes and crutches keep weight off of an injured and healing leg while maintaining mobility.
- Medications include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroids, and muscle relaxers.
- Injections include ultrasound-guided injections for medications that require precise delivery to avoid certain nerves and blood vessels. Medications include cortisone, hyaluronic acid, and local anesthetics.
If your condition or injury is severe, your doctor may recommend a surgical procedure.
- Arthroscopic joint surgery, or arthroscopy, is a minimally invasive surgical procedure performed on joints such as the shoulder, hip, and knee. An orthopedic surgeon guides an arthroscope through a small incision. The attached camera sends images to a high-definition monitor to help the surgeon visualize the area while operating.
- ACL reconstruction involves removing the torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee and replacing it with another tendon in the knee or one from a deceased donor.
- Carpal tunnel release surgery allows an orthopedic surgeon to relieve pressure on the median nerve by cutting the transverse carpal ligament in the wrist. The transverse carpal ligament is located on the inside of your wrist and wraps across the top of the carpal tunnel.
- Labral repair surgery for hips and shoulders uses arthroscopy to repair the torn tissue and stabilize the joint .
- Rotator cuff repair surgery allows an orthopedic surgeon to reattach the torn tendon to the bone.
- Total joint replacement for hips, knees and shoulders involves replacing a worn-out joint with an artificial one. We offer expertise in all types of joint replacement and approaches, including anterior hip replacement. With this approach, an orthopedic surgeon operates through a small incision in the front of the hip.
Meet Our Orthopedic Surgeons
Our orthopedic specialists deliver expertise in treating many orthopedic conditions using a large range of treatment options. They are board-certified, and some have also completed fellowships, the highest level of training in their orthopedic subspecialty. Our specialists are ready to treat your symptoms and get to the bottom of your orthopedic concerns.
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Our Orthopedic Clinic
At our orthopedic clinic, we strive to make diagnosis and treatment easy for you. We offer all the care you need from diagnosis through recovery under one roof, such as on-site imaging and rehabilitation.
Health Center – West
101 3rd Ave. SW
Minot, ND 58701
Make an Appointment
To make an appointment, call 701-857-5500. Please bring a government-issued photo ID and insurance cards and arrive 15 – 20 minutes before your scheduled appointment time so you can complete any necessary paperwork.