Orthopaedic Care in Washington, IN
Close to Home Orthopaedic Services
Dr. Marcus Thorne, MD, FAAOS provides comprehensive orthopaedic care, including
surgery. Skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of all kinds of musculoskeletal
disorders, he provides care for everything from fractures and sport injuries
to total joint replacement. Dr. Thorne is assisted by Andrew Houchins,
PA-C, and Allison Krieger, FNP who also see orthopaedic patients at the
CORE Center. You can expect to be treated with compassion and dedicated
attention for any medical issue you’re dealing with.
Our orthopaedic services include:
- Treatment of rotator cuff impingement, labral tears, shoulder dislocation
and shoulder arthritis.
- Treatment of hand fractures and dislocations, sprains, strains, and muscle
or ligament tears, injuries to tendons, nerves, or vessels, and numbness
or weakness in the hand or arm (including carpal tunnel syndrome).
- Treatment for arthritis, contractures, swelling or inflammation of the joints.
- Knee Ligament and Meniscus Injuries
- Knee and hip replacement.
- Treatment of tennis elbow, neuritis, and tendonitis.
- Fractures and sports injuries.
- Reverse Shoulder Surgery
Treatment for orthopaedic conditions may include medication, exercise,
or surgery. We strive to prescribe minimally invasive treatments whenever
possible, and may recommend mere exercise or physical therapy in order
to help you restore movement and function. Once your acute care is finished,
our team will also instruct you on preventive care measures you can take
to avoid future injury.
Joint Replacement Surgery
Joint replacement is a common procedure patients require as they get older.
At Daviess Community Hospital, we offer both hip and knee replacement
Hip replacement – If physical therapy, medication, and exercise has
failed to remedy pain in your hips, it may be time to consider hip replacement
surgery. In this procedure, the hip is replaced with a prosthetic implant
that can better withstand the strain of day-to-day life. Hip replacements
are commonly needed for patients who have arthritis, have suffered a hip
fracture, or who have just aged to a point where wear and tear have taken
too large a toll on the joint.
Learn more about hip replacement surgery.
Knee replacement – Many people experience knee pain at some point
in their lives. If your pain goes on for months and fails to respond to
less invasive treatment, it’s time to explore knee replacement surgery.
The goal of this operation is to relieve pressure on the knee by replacing
the weight-surfaces of the join. Knee surgery is commonly recommended
for patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.
Learn more about knee replacement surgery.
Contact Dr. Marcus Thorne, Andrew Houchins, PA-C, or Allison Kreiger, FNP
for more information about our orthopedic services by calling 812-254-BONE (2663)
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Andrew Houchins, PA-C