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Orthopedic care

Orthopedists are doctors who take care of the entire musculoskeletal system. They diagnose and treat conditions such sprains, strains, broken bones, arthritis and osteoporosis. Some of the treatments they offer include recommending lifestyle changes, applying casts and performing surgeries, such as ligament repairs or total joint replacements.

Orthopedic Surgeons in Hermitage, Tennessee

When persistent pain in your muscles, bones or joints prevents you from doing what you love, we can bring you relief.

When you come to TriStar Summit Medical Center for orthopedic care, our expert team will be there with you every step of the way. No matter what orthopedic condition you have, our goal is to get you back to your normal activities as quickly and safely as possible. To do that, we specialize in orthopedic surgery, including joint repair and spinal surgery, using the latest advancements in technology. We also offer rehabilitation services to help you heal and recover.

Take our orthopedic health risk assessment

Learn more about how your knee and hip health may be affecting your quality of life.

Learn more about how your knee and hip health may be affecting your quality of life.

Our orthopedic services

Our orthopedic team uses a variety of treatments, from sports injuries to joint replacements, to address your orthopedic concerns.

Orthopedic treatments we provide

Our highly trained team of surgeons, nurses, physician assistants and rehabilitation specialists works with you to develop a treatment plan specifically for your needs. Orthopedic treatments we offer include:

  • Arthroscopy
  • Bone grafts
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Joint replacement surgery
  • Muscle, tendon and ligament repair
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Spine surgery
  • Sports medicine

Take our orthopedic health risk assessment

Orthopedic spine nurse navigator

The ortho spine nurse navigator will be your main contact during your surgical journey. The nurse navigator is available Monday through Friday to answer any questions and help make your surgery experience as smooth as possible.

To reach an ortho spine nurse navigator, please call (615) 316-3184.

Joint replacement

We provide the following procedures for joint replacement:

Hip replacement

When cartilage in the hip joint wears away with age, surgeons can restore range of motion and eliminate joint pain with a metal or plastic covering for raw, arthritic bone ends. We also offer hip replacement revisions if you have experienced hip instability (dislocation), infections or component failure.

Knee replacement

Knee replacement can be a solution if less invasive options, such as anti-inflammatory medication and cortisone injections, are not effective. Similar to hip replacement, knee replacement involves surgeons using a plastic or metal covering to restore range of motion and help eliminate pain. We also offer revision surgery for previous knee placement procedures.

Unicompartmental knee replacement

This operation replaces only the portions of the joint most damaged by arthritis and is less invasive than a full knee replacement. It can have significant advantages, especially in younger patients who may require a second artificial knee replacement as the first one begins to wear out.

Shoulder replacement

Shoulder replacement surgery replaces the shoulder socket with a plastic socket. A metal ball and stem are then inserted into the shoulder socket. Our surgeons are also able to perform:

  • Partial shoulder replacement surgery (replacing the ball at the top of the arm but not the socket)
  • Reverse shoulder surgery (typically for those with rotator cuff injuries or arthritis of the shoulder)

Minimally invasive surgery

In the past, most orthopedic surgical procedures required large incisions, lengthy hospital stays and weeks of recovery. Today, advanced viewing scopes and smaller surgical instruments have transformed the way many procedures are performed, particularly joint replacement surgery. We offer robot-assisted surgery for many orthopedic procedures to give you benefits like shorter recovery times and less scarring.

Spine surgery

Similar to joint replacement surgery, if more conservative methods are not effective in treating your back pain or condition, you may be a candidate for spine surgery. Our orthopedic surgeons may perform procedures such as:

  • Cervical disc replacement
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lumbar fusion
  • Lumbar laminectomy
  • Spine fusion

Preparing for your surgery

Being prepared is one of the keys to having a successful surgery and recovery. Before your surgery, you will come in for a pre-admission appointment and attend one of our pre-surgery classes.

We offer free pre-surgical education classes taught by our ortho spine nurse navigator. It will help you learn more about preparing for surgery, what to expect in the hospital and how to prepare your home for discharge. We offer two different classes based on the type of surgery you are having:

  • Spine pre-surgery class: Monday from 11:00am - noon
  • Joint replacement pre-surgery class: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11:00am - 12:15pm

To learn more about the classes we offer, please call our ortho spine nurse navigator at (615) 316-3184.

Orthopedic rehabilitation services

We offer both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services to help you recover from your surgery and get back to what you enjoy doing most. Our compassionate therapy team works with you to set goals and create a recovery plan that best meets your needs.

To reach our rehabilitation departments, please call:

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Our Orthopedic care Locations

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TriStar Summit Medical Center
5655 Frist Blvd
Hermitage, TN 37076
 (615) 316-3000

Currently Viewing:

TriStar Summit Medical Center
5655 Frist Blvd
Hermitage, TN 37076
 (615) 316-3000
TriStar Skyline Medical Center
3441 Dickerson Pike
Nashville, TN 37207
 (615) 769 - 2000

9.3 miles

TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center
391 Wallace Rd
Nashville, TN 37211
 (615) 781 - 4000

9.4 miles