Orthopedic center serving Idaho's Treasure Valley
Orthopedic problems and injuries can limit your ability to live life to the fullest. That is why West Valley Medical Center is dedicated to providing high-quality bone and joint health services to patients in the Treasure Valley. From knee replacement surgery to spine care, our orthopedic specialists provide effective treatments to increase your mobility and restore your quality of life.
For more information about our orthopedic services, please call (208) 459-4641.
Healthgrades™ awarded West Valley the Joint Replacement Excellence Award, and we are proud to provide the level of service the award represents.
We offer the latest surgical technology in our operating suites. We have integrated monitors to display patient images, X-rays and videos, as well as high-powered LED lights for the best intraoperative visibility. Our dedicated ortho-spine unit features Tempur-Pedic mattresses, a highly skilled orthopedic staff and individualized rehabilitation programs.
Orthopedic conditions we treat
Below are some of the conditions we are uniquely qualified to treat at West Valley Medical Center:
- Computer-navigated total and partial hip replacement surgery
- Computer-navigated total and partial knee replacement surgery
- Minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery
- Minimally invasive carpal tunnel surgery
- Arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder
- Arthroscopic surgery of the knee
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction
- Total shoulder replacement
- Rotator cuff repair
- Impingement syndrome
- Cervical fusion
- Lumbar fusion
- Vertebral fusion
- Non-fusion treatments
- Degenerative joint disease (arthritis)
- Foot and ankle reconstruction
- Fracture care
- Sports medicine
Our orthopedic surgeons perform more than 1,800 surgeries each year at our hospital. They have extensive experience with total joint replacements of the knee, hip and shoulder. Additionally, our extremity specialists offer advanced services for the shoulder, elbow, hand, foot and ankle, including tendon and nerve repair.
At some hospitals, orthopedic surgery is daunting process for both patients and families. However, choosing surgery at West Valley Medical Center offers a personalized benefit—our orthopedic service line coordinator.
From the day your surgery is scheduled to the day you return home and beyond, we provide support, education, services and answers to any questions that arise.
Rapid Recovery Program
The pathway to quickly return to activities following knee resurfacing or knee replacement surgery is known as the Rapid Recovery Program. Though joint replacement is widely accepted as an effective treatment for knee arthritis, the surgery is invasive with a lengthy recovery.
With recent advances in joint replacement techniques, West Valley Medical Center exclusively offers an alternative technique that is less invasive and less painful with a faster recovery.
Our orthopedic surgeons do not cut out large pieces of bone. Instead, a computerized program is used to help take off the smallest amount of bone possible before fitting the total knee arthroplasty components. Specialized anesthetic blocks help you get moving quicker, and a staple-free, watertight wound closure allows for the cleanest and smallest incision possible.
The Rapid Recovery Program features six specialized techniques designed to decrease post-operative pain and allow for quicker recovery:
- One-on-one patient education
- Minimally invasive surgical techniques
- Specialized wound closure
- Multi-modal pain management
- Continuous passive motion machine
The Ortho Academy
West Valley is proud to offer a one-of-a-kind education experience to our patients preparing for orthopedic surgery. Our Ortho Academy was created to provide information as a way to help patients, and their families, prepare for surgery. Statistics show that people who felt prepared for their procedure had a faster recovery period.
Hip Academy is held Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Knee Academy is held Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Both classes are in the Center for Health and Wellness located at 1906 Fairview Avenue, fourth floor.
Classes cover the following topics:
- What to bring with you to the hospital
- How to do the scrub you will need to do at home before surgery
- Exercises to practice before surgery
- How your pain will be controlled after surgery
- Medical equipment that will be used
- Options for care once you leave the hospital
Registration is required for this class. You will be registered for class by our staff during the pre-admission process.