Orthopedic surgeons specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Listed below are some of the common orthopedic services we offer:
- Hip, knee, and shoulder surgery and replacement
- Foot and ankle surgery
- Hand and wrist surgery
- Sports medicine
- Arthroscopic surgery
- Work or non work related injuries
- Fracture care
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an imaging modality that uses a very large magnet in conjunction with radio frequencies to acquire high quality, cross-sectional images of the human body. Unlike CT scans or traditional X-rays, MRI uses no ionizing radiation (x-rays).
MRI scans are used to diagnose many kinds of conditions including orthopedic and rheumatologic conditions. MRI is more sensitive to soft tissue and bone changes than x-ray.
We offer a 1.5 tesla Philips MRI scanner and a 0.2 tesla GE open extremity scanner.
When having an MRI it is best to come wearing comfortable metal-free clothing.
For more information about MRI please check out this website at: http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=muscmr.
We have 2 digital radiography machines and one computerized radiography machines in house.
We have partnered with Bellin Hospital to offer in-house outpatient surgery. For more information, please see the Bellin Orthopedic Surgery Center’s website at www.bellinosc.com
Our rheumatologists deal with problems involving joints, soft tissues, certain autoimmune diseases, and the allied conditions of connective tissues. Essentially, they medically treat diseases, disorders, etc., that affect the musculoskeletal system. This includes many autoimmune diseases, as these conditions often cause rheumatic issues.
Physicians use radiography, or x-rays, to view and evaluate bone fractures and other injuries of the musculoskeletal system. However, a plain x-ray test is not the best way to assess bone density. To detect osteoporosis accurately, doctors use an enhanced form of x-ray technology called dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA). DXA bone densitometry is today's established standard for measuring bone mineral density (BMD). DXA is a quick, painless procedure for measuring bone loss. Measurement of the lower spine and hips are most often done. More portable devices that measure the wrist, fingers or heel are sometimes used for screening, including some that use ultrasound waves rather than x-rays.
Bone density is used most often to diagnose low bone mass due to osteoporosis. However, this technology can be applied to other orthopedic and rheumatologic conditions. Click here to learn about the Bone Densitometry machine Green Bay Orthopedics uses.
OSMS provides infusion services (intravenous therapy) for a variety of medical conditions related to arthritis and osteoporosis. Our experienced and caring staff provide this service under the direct supervision of a physician in a comfortable atmosphere.
OSMS has in house lab services and medical lab technicians for your convenience.
Please refer to our Education page for more detailed information and helpful resources relating to these treatment options.