The Orthopaedic and Surgical Institute at Northern Nevada Medical Center
The Orthopaedic and Surgical Institute at Northern Nevada Medical Center combines advanced medical technology with highly trained healthcare professionals to provide high-quality orthopaedic and surgical services to residents of Sparks, Reno, Lake Tahoe and surrounding areas of Nevada and California.
Orthopaedics is a branch of medicine that deals with disorders of the bones, joints, muscles, connective tissue and other related structures, including ligaments and cartilage.
Northern Nevada Medical Center is dedicated to providing high-quality medical services for adult reconstruction, joint replacement and spine surgery, as well as hand, shoulder and elbow surgery, foot and ankle surgery and the treatment of traumatic injuries.
Patients at the Orthopaedic & Surgical Institute at Northern Nevada Medical Center are evaluated and treated for a wide range of degenerative and congenital spine disorders, including scoliosis, spinal stenosis, ruptured or herniated discs, fractures of the spine, arthritis of the spine, spinal infections and tumors of the spinal column. (Educational videos)
The Orthopaedic and Surgical Institute at Northern Nevada Medical Center provides consultation and surgical services in a broad range of areas, on an inpatient and outpatient basis, including:
- Ears, nose and throat
- General surgery
- Orthopaedic and spine
- Pain management
- Plastic surgery
- Retinal surgery
- Vascular surgery
Hand, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
The Orthopaedic & Surgical Institute at Northern Nevada Medical Center offers expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic problems of the hand, shoulder, and upper extremity, including:
- Work-related and other traumatic injuries
- Arthritis (rheumatoid and degenerative)
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Congenital hand injuries and deformities
- Upper extremity pain problems
- Reconstruction following trauma
- Rotator cuff disorder
- Arthritis (replacement surgery)
- Fractures, dislocations, instability
Foot & Ankle Surgery
The Orthopaedic & Surgical Institute at Northern Nevada Medical Center provides diagnosis and treatment of problems of the foot and ankle, with emphasis on adult reconstruction and revision surgery, traumatic and post-traumatic problems; congenital and developmental disease and deformities, including:
- Forefoot abnormalities, deformities, or painful conditions
- Midfoot and hindfoot deformities (congenital, developmental or arthritic)
- Tendon and ligament problems (traumatic or degenerative)
- Diabetic foot evaluation and care (bracing, fusion, amputation, etc.)
- Ankle fractures, arthritis, instability, deformities
- Treatment of non-united fractures, grafts, internal fixation, electrical stimulation
- Reconstruction of traumatic, developmental or congenital deformities
Available services include the evaluation and treatment of many problems of foot and ankle, including deformities, bunions, hammertoes, ankle injuries, diabetic foot disorders, ligament fractures and other trauma of the ankle and leg.
joint center of excellence
The Joint Center of Excellence at Northern Nevada Medical Center is the only program in northern Nevada to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ in Orthopedics: Knee Replacement andOrthopedics: Hip Replacement. These certifications recognize NNMC’s commitment to providing the highest level of care for its knee replacement and hip replacement patients. Certification demonstrates the program's dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s standards, including medication management and infection prevention and control.
spine center of excellence
The Spine Center of Excellence at Northern Nevada Medical Center is the only program in northern Nevada to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ in Spine Surgery. This certification recognizes NNMC’s commitment to the highest level of care for its back and neck surgery patients. Certification demonstrates dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s standards, including medication management and infection prevention and control.
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Trauma services at the Orthopaedic & Surgical Institute at Northern Nevada Medical Center are available for patients who have sustained orthopaedic trauma and post-traumatic complications. Special emphasis is placed on the team approach to care and to surgical management of complex orthopaedic trauma as well as post traumatic reconstruction, including:
- Complex open and closed factures and dislocations
- Blunt and penetrating bone, joint, muscle and tendon injuries
- Nonunions, malunions and infections