Orthopedic Procedures at NWSH

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeons Perform Shoulder Replacement At North Idaho's Northwest Specialty Hospital

Shoulder pain that has not been successfully controlled through conservative methods of medication, rest, and exercise can negatively impact the sufferer’s quality of life. Surgical shoulder replacement by North Idaho orthopedic specialists offers hope to those who suffer from serious joint pain. Our private rooms, gourmet food, and high staff-to-patient ratio translate to individualized care, all at a cost that is affordable.

Several Types of Shoulder Replacement For North Idaho Patients Offer A New Lease On Life

Shoulder replacement in North Idaho and throughout the country has proven to be quite successful at treating severe pain and stiffness and restoring movement, whether difficulty is caused by arthritis or injury. In this procedure, the damaged joint ball is replaced with a metal prosthesis and a smooth plastic surface substituted for the shoulder socket. A partial shoulder replacement in North Idaho is sometimes recommended for fractures of the joint ball. In reverse shoulder replacement the socket and metal ball are switched in patients who suffer from severe arm weakness and a completely torn rotator cuff, or who have experienced a failed prior replacement.

Knee Replacement In North Idaho Is Available At Northwest Specialty Hospital

If you experience knee pain that affects your ability to perform simple everyday tasks, or your knees hurt even when you are sitting or at rest, you may be a candidate for knee replacement in North Idaho. Your knees need to be healthy to perform even the simplest of everyday activities. If these joints are damaged through arthritis or other injury, you may experience chronic swelling, inflammation, or even deformity. Northwest Specialty Hospital’s orthopedic experts understand that functional knees are essential to living an active, happy life. We will work with you to help you regain function and enjoy mobility once again.

Northwest Orthopedic Surgeons Specialize In Arthroscopic Procedures

Partial or total knee joint replacement, in which metal and plastic parts replace damaged portions of the knee joint, is performed more than half a million times each year in the United States. Our surgeons use the latest technology and techniques to help you regain mobility through knee replacement. In North Idaho you can trust that our orthopedic team will work hard to get you back to full movement as quickly as possible.

At Northwest Specialty Hospital, minimally invasive arthroscopic knee repair is used to diagnose and treat joint problems. This type of knee replacement in North Idaho generally results in less pain, blood loss, and scarring and results in a faster recovery.

Hip Replacement At North Idaho's Northwest Specialty Hospital Can Help Relieve Pain And Immobility

Hip pain can significantly limit movement and cut into your ability to enjoy life. People with serious hip pain find it difficult to go up and down stairs, rise from a sitting position, and often can’t walk without discomfort. Fortunately, surgical hip replacement in North Idaho means you can obtain relief and get back to the activities that you enjoy. Northwest Specialty Hospital offers you privacy, comfort and a high staff-to-patient ratio, which means that you will have a relaxing, comfortable stay with the individualized attention you deserve. Our board-certified orthopedists put you in charge of your treatment, and empower you to make the best decisions by talking with you, educating you, and answering any questions you may have.

Pain Symptoms Can Be Caused By Arthritis Or Other Factors

Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of severe hip pain, although hip replacement in North Idaho patients may also be recommended for discomfort caused by rheumatoid arthritis, an injury, osteonecrosis, or a tumor. Usually, exercise, walking aids (like a cane or walker), and anti-inflammatory medications are the first type of treatment recommended for pain, but hip replacement in North Idaho is recommended when these types of intervention do not result in significant relief.

Hip Replacement In North Idaho Replaces The Ball and Socket With Artificial Parts

Hip replacement at North Idaho’s Northwest Specialty Hospital used to be reserved for people at least 60 years old, but now is most often recommended on the basis of health and activity level, rather than age. In open surgery an incision is made in the hip and through the surrounding muscles, diseased cartilage and bone removed, and the socket and ball of the hip replaced with prosthetic devices. A mini-incision procedure for hip replacement in North Idaho can be utilized in patients 50 and younger who are not obese. Surgery usually lasts a few hours and recovery involves physical therapy.

Contact our orthopedic surgery team today to meet our doctors and learn whether hip replacement in North Idaho is a possible solution for pain relief and immobility. We’re looking forward to meeting you and exploring options together.

ACL Reconstruction Knee Surgery Available At Top-Rated Northwest Specialty Hospital

If you’ve experienced an injury to your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), you may be in a lot of pain, unable to walk, and notice serious swelling of the knee. At Northwest Specialty Hospital, our orthopedic physicians will assess the injury to determine if you require ACL reconstruction. Our top-rated facility offers privacy, a high staff-to-patient ratio, gourmet food, and personalized attention for ACL reconstruction surgery, all at a competitive cost.

Northwest Specialty Orthopedists Perform Minimally Invasive Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction in North Idaho

The ACL is a major knee ligament, which is a band of tissue that connects the bones in the knee together. The ACL connects the femur (thigh) to the tibia (shin) and stabilizes the joint. Damage to the knee that requires ACL reconstruction usually happens because of a sports injury. Participants in athletic activities that require quick movements, sudden stops, and changes in direction, are at risk for a tear that may lead to ACL reconstruction.

Once torn, this knee ligament cannot be sewn back together successfully, so the orthopedist will perform ACL reconstruction utilizing a graft to replace the ligament. The graft can be taken from the patient’s body or from donor tissue. At Northwest Specialty Hospital, our board-certified orthopedic surgeons are trained in arthroscopic ACL reconstruction when possible. In this type of surgery, a tiny incision is made in the knee and an instrument is inserted with a camera on the tip, so that the doctor can make the repair without making a large cut in surrounding muscle and tissue. This type of operation generally leads to less pain post-op and a quicker recovery than open surgery.

ACL Reconstruction Has High Success Rate

ACL reconstruction is the preferred method of treatment for healthy, active adults who have torn their knee ligament and want to return to full activity. ACL reconstruction has a high long-term success rate when combined with physical therapy after surgery.

Call us today to learn more about your options for ACL reconstruction surgery in North Idaho at Northwest Specialty Hospital. Our orthopedic surgeons are here to meet with you, educate and care for you, and help get you on the road to recovery.

Orthopedic Procedures Pricing

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Total Knee


Total Hip


Total Shoulder


ACL Repair


*Pricing subject to change

Our Orthopedic Surgical Procedures

  • Total Knee
  • Total Hip
  • Total Shoulder
  • ACL Repair