Orthopaedics | Same-Day Joint Replacement | Award-Winning Orthopaedic Care | WVU Medicine Camden Clark

The clinical expertise of our team, combined with cutting-edge technology solutions, enables us to provide excellent care for a wide range of other orthopaedic disorders and injuries. Orthopedics is the medical specialty that focuses on injuries and diseases of your body’s musculoskeletal system. This complex system includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves and allows you to move, work, and be active.

Orthopedic surgeons manage special problems of the musculoskeletal system. This involves:

  • Diagnosis of your injury or disorder
  • Treatment with medication, exercise, surgery, or other plans
  • Rehabilitation by recommending exercises or physical therapy to restore movement, strength, and function
  • Prevention with information and treatment plans to prevent injury or slow the progression of diseases

Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic surgeons perform numerous types of surgeries. Common procedures include:

    • Arthroscopy  a procedure using special cameras and equipment to visualize, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint
    • Fusion  a “welding” process by which bones are fused together with bone grafts and internal devices (such as metal rods) to heal into a single solid bone
    • Internal fixation a method to hold the broken pieces of bone in proper position with metal plates, pins, or screws while the bone is healing
    • Joint Replacement (partial, total, and revision)  when an arthritic or damaged joint is removed and replaced with an artificial joint called a prosthesis
    • Osteotomy  the correction of bone deformity by cutting and re positioning the bone
    • Soft tissue repair – the mending of soft tissue, such as torn tendons or ligaments

Learn more about your procedure. Download our helpful notebooks:

What We Treat

  • Hand and shoulder disorders
  • Joint degeneration
  • Metabolic bone disorders
  • Musculoskeletal care
  • Pediatric orthopaedics
  • Sports injuries
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder instability
  • Shoulder with elbow trauma, especially complex injuries
  • Tennis elbow
  • Distal bicep tears
  • Nerve compression symptoms

WVU Medicine Orthopaedics

1600 Murdoch Avenue
Parkersburg, WV 26101