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Orthopaedics

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 Allison Krieger, FNP who also sees orthopaedic patients at his office. 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 surgeries.

  • 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 or Allison Kreiger, FNP for more information about our orthopedic services by calling 812-254-BONE (2663)