Orthopedic Specialists

Part of the enjoyment of life is the ability to participate in activities we choose. When aches and pains get in the way of enjoying the things we like to do, it’s important to look for answers.Whether your issue is caused by repetitive motion, disease or an injury, the professionals at Mercyhealth Orthopedic Specialists are prepared to help you resume your normal life. Mercyhealth’s orthopedic specialists offer adults and children a range of treatments from conservative to more invasive: physical therapy, orthopedic devices, injection therapies, and joint surgery or joint replacement.

Arthritis
At Mercyhealth, we believe you shouldn’t have to battle chronic arthritis pain in your daily work and play, so we’ve devised customizable plans to deal with your specific form of degenerative or inflammatory joint pain.Addressing arthritis early is the key to getting successful treatment for pain and stiffness, so visit us if your spine, knees, hips, fingers and other joints are giving you trouble.

Elbow concerns
Your elbow isn’t just that bump halfway down your arm. A lot of your daily life hinges on its effectiveness. Many bones, tendons and nerves make up and are related to your elbow. Injury or disease in your elbows can cause pain in your entire arm and affect your ability to reach out for or pick up items. Even your favorite hobbies can become a sore subject. Allow Mercyhealth to check your elbows for signs of osteoarthritis or sports-related injuries. We also treat the results of traumatic injuries that break or dislocate an elbow.

Foot and ankle concerns
We want to keep you on your toes, be it for playing sports, dancing, teaching or keeping up with your kids. Good foot and ankle health is the key to getting around with ease.Come see Mercyhealth’s orthopedic specialists if you’ve suffered a traumatic injury—sprain or break, or dislocation—in your feet or ankle. Don’t let an accident cause you years of pain and suffering when the solution is at Mercyhealth. Not all foot and ankle problems are the result of an accident; some are caused by genetic defects or aging.

Hand and wrist concerns
Your hands, wrists and fingers are your guides to the world, the keys to your amazing talents, and your ways to navigate the everyday chores of life. They must always be in top running order.Sometimes a disease or injury can hinder your hands’ ability to work the way you want them to. Pain, stiffness, numbness and tingling make it hard to grasp, feel, write, button and use the gross or fine motor skills most people take for granted.Mercyhealth’s orthopedic specialists are trained to work on the delicate and vital structures of your hand, wrist or fingers if you’ve suffered a traumatic injury, such as a pinched nerve, broken bone, amputation or dislocation.

Hip concerns
Mercyhealth believes walking across a room to say hello shouldn’t be a chore. Dancing should bring joy. Hanging out with your grandchildren should make you feel younger. Taking a long walk should make you feel stronger.If you’re experiencing pain and stiffness in your hip bone, groin, buttocks or thighs, it may be time to see an orthopedic specialist about your options. If bending or walking a distance is painful or leaves you with stiff joints, it’s worth taking a look into.

Knee concerns
It’s a wonderful thing to be able to get down on the floor to play with your children, see eye to eye with your vegetable garden or climb a hill for a better look at the sunset. Painful knees can hold you back.Your knees are made of a complex structure of bones, ligaments, tendons and nerves that can be thrown out of balance by injury or illness. Many people have problems with their ligaments and cartilage (especially the meniscus, a special piece of cartilage in the knee) when they age or after years of athletic- or work-related wear and tear.

Shoulder and rotator cuff concerns
Many people have shoulder pain, but don’t know what their rotator cuff is or does. The rotator cuff is a group of tendons and muscles that surround the shoulder joint. It’s often the culprit when athletes have shoulder pain after years of throwing or swinging. Tendons can be torn or worn from their original placement on the bone and require surgery to repair.

Our other special services

Pediatric orthopedics
Children’s growing bones, ligaments, tendons and nerves require a special skillset to treat in the event of an accident, birth defect or illness. Mercyhealth treats your child as you would— with gentleness and understanding—when circumstances, like an accident or disease, cause them to need an orthopedic specialist.

Sports medicine
You may be a professional athlete; you may be a weekend athlete. You may be running your thousandth mile or your first. Either way, Mercyhealth wants to put you back in the game if a sports injury sidelines you. We treat both acute and chronic injuries that befall athletes. A broken bone or sprained joint—an acute injury—will send you to our door immediately, but many patients try to play through chronic pain with less severe injuries when they should see an orthopedic specialist to stop further injury.

Trauma
Before you have an orthopedic emergency, take a look at what Mercyhealth has to offer to treat accidental injury. Accidents happen, and you should know which hospitals in your area offer the best chance for a successful recovery from broken bones and head trauma. Mercyhealth is on call 24 hours a day for car accidents, slips and falls, sports injuries and any other accident that breaks, dislocates, or sprains joints, bones, tendons and ligaments.


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ercyhealth Orthopedic Specialists
Mercyhealth Physicians
2350 N. Rockton Ave.
Rockford, IL 61103
(815) 971-7400