Regional Leaders in Orthopedics
The orthopedic program at BHS utilizes the latest diagnostic techniques
and state-of the-art equipment available to treat muscle, bone and joint
problems. Whether you are seeking relief from pain associated with aging
joints, have been injured in an accident or need care for a sports-related
injury, our talented surgeons are experts in a broad range of orthopedic
procedures and conditions.
BHS is proud of our recent commercial featuring Dr. William Saar, Tri Rivers
Musculoskeletal Centers, and ankle surgery patient Dale Prusia of Meadville, PA
Orthopedic Surgery at Butler Memorial Hospital
The orthopedic surgeons at BHS are specialized in general musculoskeletal
issues such as fracture, tendon and ligament injury, infection, and arthritis
as well as knee and hip replacements. Butler Memorial Hospital features
a dedicated floor where the nurses, physical therapists, social workers,
and case management work as a team specializing in the post-operative
care and rehabilitation of orthopedic patients.
Some orthopedic surgeries can be performed as an outpatient so that you
can return to your home on the same day as your surgery. The skilled nursing
staff in the outpatient surgery department will provide care both before
and after your procedure.
The following is a list of orthopedic sub-specialties:
Hand and Upper Extremity - Our surgeons provide treatment of acute and chronic disorders of the
hand, wrist, elbow and arm including: Carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger
finger, ganglion cysts, arthritis, tendon or nerve injury, and complex
trauma or fractures.
Fractures and Injuries - Fractures and injuries can be treated in the emergency department or
admitted for surgery for stabilizing a broken bone with plates, screws,
pins, or rods.
Sports Medicine - Sports related strains, sprains, tendonitis and injuries are addressed
with goal of returning the athlete or weekend warrior to sports as quickly
as possible. Some of the orthopedic surgeons at BHS also provide medical
sideline coverage for local high school sports teams.
Joint Replacement - Replacing arthritic or damaged joints with artificial parts to relive
pain and improve function allows the patient to return to a more comfortable
and active lifestyle. A pre-operative patient education program for both
patients and their families prepares the patient to be an active participant
in their care.
Click here for more information about the Joint Replacement TotalCare program.
Arthroscopic Surgery - Arthroscopic surgery utilizes small incisions and a camera to examine,
repair, or reconstruct injured joint structures. This minimally invasive
technique allows for a more rapid recovery with less pain and reduced
time away from life’s demands.
Foot and Ankle - We use minimally invasive arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery for
treatment of complex foot and ankle trauma, arthritic conditions, and
Shoulder Surgery - Along with the most advanced arthroscopic techniques for rotator cuff
repairs and shoulder stabilization, total shoulder replacement is performed
Spine - Our surgeons provide a range of procedures from vertebroplasty for compression
fractures to spine decompression and fusion for stenosis and herniated discs.