Making all the Right Moves – Without the Pain

Thomas Hospitals provides a unique concept in joint replacement surgery and therapy for patients suffering from pain and decreased mobility from an impaired knee or hip.

Because these patients are not sick, the Joint Connection Program works differently from other hospital units. Patients enjoy a sense of community with staff, family members and fellow patients supporting each other every step of the way. They are encouraged to be mobile; to add a few more feet to the walking chart, to grab a quick snack in the kitchenette or to visit with other patients on the unit.

What makes the program unique is its emphasis on recovery – patients are provided information about joint replacement, given very detailed explanations of what the surgery and recovery process will include, and are challenged to take the lead in their recovery. A family member is designated as the patient’s “Coach”, and participates in the patient’s therapy and is taught how to assist him or her at home.

Patients are moving within hours of surgery and outpatient rehabilitation begins the day after discharge. Our orthopedic surgeons practice separately but have come together to create a valuable resource for patients who need joint replacement surgery. In fact, they have spent two years developing this program to ensure a high level of care, quality and superior outcomes for our patients. A dedicated hospitalist manages patients’ medical needs for those whose physicians are not on staff at Thomas Memorial Hospital. A social service staff member is available to help patients and family members with any discharge needs or other issues.

Procedures and Services

  • Achilles Tendon Repairs
  • ACL Reconstruction and Meniscal Tears
  • Ankle Fractures and Ligament Repairs
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel and Trigger Finger
  • Casting and Splinting
  • Fracture Treatment and Repairs
  • Joint Injections
  • Knee and Ankle
  • Non-Surgical Arthritis Treatment
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery and Repair
  • Shoulder, Elbow, and Wrist
  • Shoulder /Elbow Instability and Repair
  • Sports Medicine
  • Total Hip and Knee Replacements
  • Wrist/Hand Injuries and Fractures

Locations

Thomas Hospitals Orthopedic Blue Clinic at Saint Francis
333 Laidley Street Suite 100 | South Charleston, WV 25301
Appointments: 304-414-4847
Office: 304-347-6680 | Fax: 304-347-6678

Thomas Hospitals Orthopedics at Thomas Memorial Hospital
4607 MacCorkle Avenue SW, Suite 401 | South Charleston, WV 25309
Appointments: 304-414-4847
Office: 304-414-2120 | Fax: 304-414-2127

Thomas Hospitals Orthopedics in Winfield
11924 Winfield Road | Winfield, WV 25213
Appointments: 304-414-4847
Office: 304-767-7995 | Fax: 304-767-7996

Thomas Hospitals Orthopedics on Chestnut Street
610 Chestnut Street | South Charleston, WV 25309
Appointments: 304-414-4847
Office: 304-767-7790 | Fax: 304-766-7566

 

Comprehensive Orthopedic Capabilities

Foot/Ankle

  • Achilles Tendon Repair
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Surgery
  • Ankle Joint Replacement
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Casting and Splinting

Hand/Wrist/Arm

  • Casting and Splinting
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery
  • DeQuervain’s Release
  • Elbow Instability and Repair
  • Fractures
  • Ganglion Cyst of the Wrist Excision
  • Trigger Finger Release

Hip

  • Direct Superior Approach
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Labral Repair
  • Hip Loose Body Removal
  • Total Hip Replacement

Knee

  • Computer Navigation for Total Knee Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Meniscal Tears
  • Patellar Tendon Repair
  • Total Knee Replacement

Shoulder

  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Instability & Repair
  • Shoulder Joint Replacement

Sports Injuries

  • ACL Reconstruction and Meniscal Tears
  • Casting and Splinting
  • Fractures and Ligament Repairs
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery & Repair
  • Tennis Elbow Surgery

A Quality Approach to Hip/Knee Joint Replacement Surgery

Joint disorders are the most common conditions that can have a significant impact on an individual’s health and overall quality of life.

Thomas Hospitals provides a unique concept in joint replacement surgery and therapy for patients suffering from pain and decreased mobility from an impaired knee or hip. Our team of orthopedic surgeons spent two years developing this program to ensure a high level of care, quality and superior outcomes for our patients.

Because patients in need of hip or knee replacement surgery are not sick, the Joint Connection Program works differently from other hospital units. Patients enjoy a sense of community with staff, family members and fellow patients supporting each other every step of the way. They are encouraged to be mobile; to add a few more feet to the walking chart, to grab a quick snack in the kitchenette or to visit with other patients on the unit.

What makes the program unique is its emphasis on recovery – patients are provided information about joint replacement, given very detailed explanations of what the surgery and recovery process will include, and are challenged to take the lead in their recovery.

While in the hospital, dedicated hospitalists will manage the patients’ medical needs for those whose physicians are not on staff at Thomas Memorial Hospital. A social service staff member is available to help patients and family members with any discharge needs or other issues.

Patients are typically moving within hours of surgery, and outpatient rehabilitation begins the day after discharge. A family member who is designated as the patient’s “Coach,” participates in the patient’s therapy and is taught how to assist him or her at home.

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Recognized Quality

Thomas Memorial Hospital earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. Thomas Hospitals has been recognized as a Five-Star recipient for Total Knee Replacement by Healthgrades in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020. Healthgrades measures hospital performance based on patient outcomes. Our methodologies adjust for each patient’s risk factors, such as age, gender and medical condition.

Thomas Hospitals is also recognized as a Blue Distinction Center+ for knee and hip replacement surgeries. Blue Distinction Centers+ are nationally designated health care facilities that show a commitment to delivering high-quality patient care and better health outcomes while also meeting cost measures that address patients’ needs for affordable health care. Click here to learn more.

 

Joint Commission National Quality Approval sealHealthgrades Total Knee Replacement Five-Star RecipeintHighmark Blue Distinction Center Knee and Hip Replacement

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conditions we treat in the Orthopedic Walk-In Clinic

  • Fractures
  • Injuries to the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle, and foot
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains

Important information regarding the Orthopedic Walk-In Clinic

  • All patients must arrive by 3 pm
  • Cannot switch physicians if already established
  • For new injuries only
  • If unable to attend during walk-in hours, we can typically accommodate next-day appointments
  • Insurance is required or pre-pay $250
  • No spine, neck, or back pain
  • Workers comp patients are not eligible

Orthopedic Clinic Locations

Thomas Hospitals Orthopedics on Chestnut Street
610 Chestnut Street | South Charleston, WV 25309
Appointments: 304-414-4847
Office: 304-767-7790 | Fax: 304-766-7566
Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 11 am, 1 pm – 3 pm | Friday:9 am – 11 am

Thomas Hospitals Orthopedics in Winfield
11924 Winfield Road | Winfield, WV 25213
Appointments: 304-414-4847
Office: 304-767-7995 | Fax: 304-767-7996
Monday – Thursday: 8 am – 4 pm

Bruce Haupt, MD

Clark Adkins, MD

Orthopedics Blue Clinic
Saint Francis Hospital
333 Laidley Street Suite 100 | South Charleston, WV 25301
Appointments: 304-414-4847
Office: 304-347-6680 | Fax: 304-347-6678

Bruce Haupt, MD

Bruce Haupt, MD

Thomas Hospitals Orthopedics on Chestnut Street
610 Chestnut Street | South Charleston, WV 25309
Appointments: 304-414-4847
Office: 304-767-7790 | Fax: 304-766-7566

Freddie Persinger, DO

Freddie Persinger, DO

Thomas Hospitals Orthopedics on Chestnut Street
610 Chestnut Street | South Charleston, WV 25309
Appointments: 304-414-4847
Office: 304-767-7790 | Fax: 304-766-7566

Matthew Stover, DO

Matthew Stover, DO

Thomas Hospitals Orthopedics on Chestnut Street
610 Chestnut Street | South Charleston, WV 25309
Appointments: 304-414-4847
Office: 304-767-7790 | Fax: 304-766-7566
Phillip Surface, DO

Phillip Surface, DO

Thomas Hospitals Orthopedics at Thomas Memorial Hospital
4607 MacCorkle Ave. SW, Suite 401 | South Charleston, WV 25309
Appointments: 304-414-4847
Office: 304-414-2120 | Fax: 304-414-2127

Thomas Hospitals Orthopedics in Winfield
11924 Winfield Road | Winfield, WV 25213
Appointments: 304-414-4847
Office: 304-767-7996 | Fax: 304-766-7566
Manuel Molina, MD

Manuel Molina, MD

Orthopedics Blue Clinic
Saint Francis Hospital
333 Laidley Street Suite 100 | South Charleston, WV 25301
Appointments: 304-414-4847
Office: 304-347-6680 | Fax: 304-347-6678