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Keep going.

Keep working.

Keep climbing, and always keep playing.

With the exceptional orthopedic care at Baptist Health, with a skilled team of dedicated specialists along with advanced services and procedures, it's no wonder most people choose us to help them keep moving and doing the things that move them.

Find a Baptist Health provider today.

Baptist Health caters to your individual orthopedic needs and your family’s busy lifestyle. We are known throughout Kentucky for our award-winning orthopedic care, including:

  • Minimally invasive orthopedic surgeries, including joint replacements
  • Comprehensive sports medicine care
  • Personalized physical therapy and rehabilitation services

Why Choose Baptist Health for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine?

When you come to us, you can count on:

  • Award-winning care: Both the Joint Commission and U.S. News and World Report have recognized Baptist Health Louisville and La Grange for excellence in orthopedic care.
  • Highly trained physicians and supporting staff: Many of our surgeons, nurses and physical therapists have specialty and advanced orthopedics and sports medicine training and accreditations.
  • Patient support services and education: We’ve created specialized education programs to better prepare our patients for surgery or to help them avoid surgery altogether.
  • Specialized care: At our various Baptist Health locations, we offer services that are not available anywhere else in the surrounding area. These include:
    • Spine care
    • Hand care
    • Water therapy (Learn more about our Joint Power hydrotherapy in Louisville and hydrotherapy in Madisonville.)
    • Orthopedic care for women and newborns
  • The highest level of sports medicine care available: In our programs, you have access to the same level of sports medicine care as a professional athlete. Our physicians and athletic trainers work with a number of professional and university-level sports teams, including Spalding University, USA Gymnastics, and USA Cycling.
  • Extended hours and specialty clinics: We’ve designed our services to be convenient for you and your family. For that reason, many of our locations offer specialty clinics and extended hours on weekends or before your workday begins.

Orthopedic Services and Locations

With our multiple locations within the Bluegrass State and Southern Indiana, you are never too far from Baptist Health’s innovative, patient-centric orthopedic care. We are committed to providing you the best care, education and pain management possible, including:

  • Pre-operative testing
  • Orthopedic surgeries, including joint replacements
  • Short-term rehab
  • Patient education and patient support
  • Emergency orthopedic care 
  • Sports medicine care 
  • Outpatient physical therapy  

Emergency Orthopedic Care 

Baptist Health offers emergency orthopedic care for the entire family at all of our orthopedic locations, both rural and urban. Our trauma services include emergency fracture surgeries. 

If you or a loved one has been injured and requires emergency care, please go directly to the nearest Baptist Health Emergency Department or dial 9-1-1.

Sports Medicine at Baptist Health

Our sports medicine-trained physicians, athletic trainers and physical therapists create individualized physical therapy and rehabilitation treatment plans just for you. Our sports medicine team provides sports medicine and athletic training services on site at numerous high schools and universities throughout KY and Southern IN, as well as providing services for community based athletic events. 

The Patient Experience at Baptist Health 

Being part of the Baptist Health family means we take the time to listen. The needs of our patients are our top priority. 

Everyone, from our office staff to our surgeons, is here to help you feel better. We do our best to make your experience the smoothest it can be by offering the following:

  • We provide and emphasize patient education.
  • We explain treatments and treatment options.
  • We listen to your needs and preferences.
  • We ensure you fully understand your condition.
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♪ A rotator cuff tear is one of the most common shoulder problems we see, and it can either tear as we get older, degeneratively, or acutely, with a traumatic injury. Overhead sports are a common cause of rotator cuff tears. People who work in a factory can tear their rotator cuff, or any of us as we get older can commonly tear our cuff. The signs and symptoms are pain, particularly pain at night is one of the most common complaints that we get.

Someone will come in, they can't sleep on that shoulder anymore. They'll also have weakness and stiffness in their shoulder. The treatments can include medications, physical therapy, sometimes injections and if the tear is severe enough and doesn't heal conservatively, surgery. Surgery, we've come a long way.

In most cases, it's done through an arthroscope, which is minimally-invasive surgery. It's an outpatient procedure. We also have advances in postoperative pain management, with nerve blocks and nerve block catheters that'll keep the shoulder numb for about three days. That's made a big difference in postoperative recovery.

They can expect to be in a sling for several weeks after surgery, and they'll need a lot of physical therapy. Patients may be in physical therapy for a few weeks to a few months. They'll have to work a lot on getting their motion back. Shoulder stiffness is a common problem.

And then ultimately, to get their strength back to be normal. So if a patient's having a shoulder pain, particularly a rotator cuff problem or injury, they should come to Baptist Health, Lexington, because we have minimally-invasive surgical techniques, and to get you rehabbed and back to normal as soon as possible. ♪ [music]

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