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Orthopedics

Compassionate Care for Musculoskeletal Conditions

If you have chronic aches and pains in your muscles, joints, back, or neck, you may benefit from orthopedic care at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center. Orthopedists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of the musculoskeletal system, which consists of bones, muscle, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and other connective tissues.

Our orthopedic team starts by carefully assessing each patient’s condition. It is important to learn how bad the pain is, where the pain is coming from, and whether or not it limits range of motion. We explore the least invasive treatment options first. This means that surgery is only recommended as a last resort when more conservative treatments, such as physical therapy, medication, and injections, have proved ineffective.

Joint Camp

Joint pain is a thief. It steals movement, freedom, and hope. That's why we show chronic joint pain no mercy. If chronic joint pain is disrupting your life, relief is close by. The orthopedic team at Claxton-Hepburn has put an end to joint pain for thousands of people throughout the North Country.

If you are suffering from aching knees, sore hips or painful ankles, Joint Camp was created for you. Our team of orthopedic surgeons and support staff have developed an individualized care program that supports you throughout the joint replacement experience.

At Joint Camp, you and your family will:

  • Meet your personal care team
  • Learn about joint replacement surgery and what it can do for you
  • Preview the surgery experience at Claxton-Hepburn

When should I see an orthopedic specialist?

  • Pain, swelling or stiffness in multiple joints
  • Joints frequently red or warm to the touch
  • Frequent occurrences or difficulty moving during daily activities
  • Several of these separate joint symptoms within a month

If joint replacement surgery is the best treatment option for you, our team will make sure you have all the information and resources you need to live a pain-free, independent lifestyle after the operation.