Orthopedic care in Canyon County

Whether if you have a chronic bone or joint condition or have an injury, such as a sprain or fracture, West Valley Medical Center can help. We provide comprehensive orthopedic care from emergency services to advanced surgeries and rehabilitation.

For more information about our orthopedic care services. contact us at (208) 455-3981.

Orthopedic center in Caldwell, Idaho

West Valley adheres to the highest standards of excellence in bone and joint health. Our experienced orthopedic surgeons and staff are committed to providing advanced care for a wide range of orthopedic conditions including:

  • Osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease): This is an age-related type of arthritis where the articular cartilage that normally protects the joint wears away over time, resulting in the bones rubbing against each other causing pain and limiting movement.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis: This is the most common form of chronic inflammatory arthritis. The body’s immune system attacks its own tissue and joints become irritated and thickened, causing cartilage loss, pain and stiffness.
  • Post-traumatic arthritis: This is a condition occurring after an injury when fractures and/or tears of the tendons in the joint may damage the cartilage over time, causing pain and limiting function.
  • Avascular necrosis (Osteonecrosis): This painful condition may be a result of chronic steroid use, severe fracture, sickle cell disease or heavy alcohol use. Also called osteonecrosis, the blood supply to the bone is disturbed, causing the bone cells to die.
  • Osteoporotic fracture: This is a condition when thinning and weakening of the bone is caused by osteoporosis, which can lead to fractures.
  • Hip fracture: This is a condition when a broken hip occurs from falling or a blunt trauma resulting in the femoral head or the acetabulum breaking. Hip fractures are extremely painful and can lead to life-threatening complications. This is a medical emergency and requires immediate attention.
  • Osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease): This is an age-related type of arthritis that damages the cartilage causing a loss in cushioning due to wear and deterioration. This results in bone rubbing on bone and painful bone spurs.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis: This is the most common form of chronic inflammatory arthritis where the body’s immune system attacks its own tissue. In the shoulder, the synovial membrane that surrounds the joint becomes irritated and thickened, causing cartilage loss, pain and stiffness.
  • Post-traumatic arthritis: This is a condition when, after an injury, fractures and/or tears of the tendons in the shoulder may damage the cartilage over time, causing pain and limiting shoulder function.
  • Rotator cuff arthropathy: If you have had a large rotator cuff tear for a long time, this can develop into arthropathy. The rotator cuff tear can cause changes in the shoulder joint leading to arthritis and deterioration of the joint cartilage.
  • Avascular necrosis (osteonecrosis): This painful condition may be a result of chronic steroid use, severe fracture, sickle cell disease or heavy alcohol use. Also called osteonecrosis, the blood supply to the bone is disturbed causing the bone cells to die.
  • Impingement and rotator cuff tears: Shoulder impingement is the repetitive compression and overuse of the tendons in the shoulder, causing pain and tears of the rotator cuff tendons.
  • Osteoporotic fracture: This is a thinning and weakening of the bone caused by osteoporosis, which can lead to fractures.

Ortho ethos program

Ortho Ethos Program

Our Ortho Ethos programs are designed to make sure our patients are fully prepared and feel more at ease throughout their total joint or spine surgical journeys.

Our program is unique and includes Enhanced Surgical Recovery (ESR) and addresses the individual needs of each patient versus traditional medical clearance before surgery.

The one-stop-shop VIP experience incorporates surgical clearance, joint class, case management, registration and an introduction to rehabilitative services into a two- to three-hour block, ensuring our patients are educated, informed and optimized prior to surgery.

Our West Valley Orthopedic Care Team works closely with you every step of the way, and we encourage your active involvement in the whole process!

Hand, wrist and elbow treatment

Writing a letter, opening a bottle, buttoning a shirt — these simple activities can become painful or even impossible if you have an injury or disorder of the hand, wrist or elbow. With our advanced diagnosis, treatment options and follow-up, you’ll have the best chance for complete relief and a quick recovery.

Our orthopedic specialists are highly trained and experienced in surgery and other treatments for injuries and conditions of the hand, wrist and elbow. Our rehabilitation professionals work with our orthopedists and other specialists to help you regain lost movement and functioning.

Hip and knee treatment

Most patients choose to proceed with total knee or hip replacement surgery when their pain or weakness becomes disabling, interferes with daily activities and after conservative therapies have failed. We also perform hemiarthroplasty (hip resurfacing) which is a surgery that resurfaces the damaged hip socket with an artificial joint.

Shoulder treatment

Shoulder pain is one of the most common reasons people seek out a physician particularly because of its ability to travel to other parts of the body, such as the elbow and neck.

Our team works with you to find a shoulder treatment that provides long-lasting relief. Our experienced surgeons, physical therapists and care team will customize a treatment plan that gets you back to your active lifestyle.

Shoulder procedures we perform include:

  • Total shoulder (anatomic) arthroplasty: When anatomic shoulder replacement surgery is performed, the ball is removed from the top of your upper arm bone and replaced with a metal implant/prosthesis. A new anatomical ball is attached to a stem inserted down the center of the humerus, recreating the upper arm bone. The socket portion of the joint is planed flat and resurfaced with a plastic socket that is attached to the shoulder blade. These implants recreate the normal shoulder joint anatomy, providing pain relief while restoring function and mobility.
  • Total reverse shoulder replacement: A reverse total shoulder replacement is the best option for people who do not have the function of their rotator cuff due to a previous injury or a rotator cuff deficiency. With the reverse shoulder prosthesis, the ball portion is attached to the shoulder blade and the socket is placed at the upper end of the upper arm. This allows the arm to function in absence of the rotator cuff.
  • Shoulder Resurfacing: This surgery only resurfaces the damaged humeral head with an artificial joint, leaving the socket in its native state.