Our Services

Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

St. Joseph Hospital is the only hospital on the North Coast with a comprehensive orthopedic and sports medicine program designed to restore you to peak health. We provide a full spectrum of orthopedic and sports medicine services, including conservative care for musculoskeletal injuries, joint problems, fractures, and other orthopedic related conditions. We provide diagnosis and education regarding options for joint and sports medicine injuries.

Our level 3 trauma designated emergency department is capable of providing care for a variety of acute and complex orthopedic injuries and bony fractures. Our modern surgical suites contain the latest surgical technology and are staffed with experienced orthopedic trained nurses and technicians to provide the best possible surgical patient outcomes. We are equipped with the latest up-to-date surgical techniques, which allow us to treat a broad-spectrum of orthopedic conditions.

Our affiliation with the orthopedic and sports medicine surgeons of St. Joseph Health Medical Group–Humboldt ensures the highest quality and best trained orthopedic surgeons to provide care for all your orthopedic and sports medicine needs.

What should you know about degenerative joint disease?

Degenerative conditions of the major joints are a leading cause of pain and disability in the United States. Wear and tear changes in the knee, hip, shoulder or other major joints are increasingly encountered as the population ages, and are a major source of disability. Fortunately, many of these conditions can be treated medically and surgically, resulting in total alleviation of joint pain, and return to a normal active lifestyle. According to the American College of Surgeons:

  • In 2011, more than 28 million people in the United States were estimated to have osteoarthritis. It can occur in any joint in the body, but most often develops in weight-baring joints, such as the hip.
  • Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in the knee. It is a degenerative “wear and tear” type of arthritis that occurs most often in people 50 years of age and older, but may occur in younger people too.
  • A rotator cuff tear is a common cause of pain and disability among adults. In 2013, almost 2 million people in the United States went to their doctors because of a rotator cuff problem. A torn rotator cuff will weaken your shoulder. This means that many daily activities like combing your hair or getting dressed may become painful and difficult to do.

At St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka, we provide state-of-the-art care for a broad variety of orthopedic problems, including acute and complex fractures, joint replacement surgery and joint arthroscopy.

What services do we provide?

Our services include comprehensive care for:

  • Joint replacement surgery including hip, knee and shoulder replacements, and minimally-invasive joint replacement options
  • Rotator cuff repair and shoulder replacement surgery
  • Minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery
  • Carpal tunnel and trigger finger surgery
  • Elbow surgery
  • Sports injuries

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