The physicians at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C., specialize in hand, elbow, shoulder, hip, knee and ankle conditions; sports medicine, trauma and interventional pain management. They diagnose and treat diseases and injuries of the bone, muscles, tendons, nerves and ligaments in adults and children.
West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic is the only orthopedic clinic in Jackson with its own surgery center, which is more convenient for patients and can reduce medical expenses by 25 percent.
Services offered at our clinic:
Cast and Splint Care
Why a splint or cast?
Your doctor has applied a cast or splint to protect your broken bone, injury and in some cases, following surgery. Splints and casts help reduce pain, swelling and muscle spasms.
Certified Hand Therapy
Hand therapy includes specialized rehabilitative services for the hand and upper extremities to help patients manage pain, recover quicker and return to a more productive lifestyle. Our certified hand therapists offer a significant amount of specialized training to help patients with conditions affecting their hands and upper extremities.
On-Site Diagnostic Radiology Services
We offer state-of the-art, high-level, efficient, diagnostic imaging with digital and computerized radiology viewing that can be reproduced on a CD for the patient.
What is an MRI?
MRI or Magnetic Resonance Imaging is an advanced, state-of-the-art imaging method that produces very clear pictures or images of the human body without the use of X-rays. The technology assists a physician in detecting the development of diseases or abnormalities.
Osteoporosis Evaluation and Treatment
What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become thin and weak and easily break or fracture. We offer a special clinic led by Dr. John Everett for patients with osteoporosis. Dr. Everett's focus is to identify people who have the disease and prescribe a treatment plan to help them avoid fractures.
Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Sports Rehab Department
The Physical Therapy Department at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic is staffed with Licensed Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants and Occupational Therapists.
We also offer a comprehensive, certified hand-therapy program.
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Physicians Surgery Center
The Physicians Surgery Center, at 207 Stonebridge Boulevard in Jackson, is a state-of-the-art, ambulatory surgery facility providing the highest quality, cost efficient and convenient surgical care.
Areas of Expertise:
Ankle & Foot Surgery
Our physicians are experienced in treating all types of foot and ankle problems. We provide the most advanced techniques, surgical options, as well as physical therapy in the treatment of ankle and foot conditions.
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At West Tennessee Bone and Joint, our approach to arthritis is to improve your joint function and relieve pain. We want to partner with you in treating your arthritis and help find the best treatment that works for you and your type of arthritis.
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Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive orthopedic procedure that is used to diagnose and treat several joint problems, including knee, hip, elbow, wrist, ankle and shoulder conditions. From torn cartilage, ACL or patellar problems in the knee to bursitis, rotator cuff tears and frozen shoulders, our surgeons use the latest arthroscopic procedures to effectively treat patients.
Unlike regular surgery, where a large incision is made to perform the surgery, arthroscopy involves making tiny incisions to perform the procedure. An athroscope with a light and camera at the end is inserted through one of the incisions to allow the orthopedic surgeon to see inside the joint when the image is displayed on a monitor. The actual surgery or procedure is done through another small incision.
Our physicians do many of their arthroscopic procedures at the Physicians Surgery Center, an outpatient facility about three blocks from our clinic. Patients go home the same day as the procedure.
Because it is minimally invasive, arthroscopy generally is less painful and allows the patient to recover and return to daily activities faster.
At West Tennessee Bone & Joint, we utilize the latest treatments and technology to evaluate and manage problems involving pain or injury in the hand including the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome. Besides surgical and medical treatment options, we offer a full range of physical therapy services.
Dr. Michael Dolan is board certified in hand surgery; he specializes in treating the wrist and hand, everything below the elbow in the lower arm. This includes nerve problems in the elbow and hand; congenital problems, such as removing an extra finger; soft tissue work, such as skin grafting; reattaching a severed finger or thumb; fractures in the forearm, wrist and hand; arthritic conditions of the hand, fingers, wrist and thumb; and torn ligaments in the wrist. Often, his treatment requires microsurgery to reattach tiny vessels.
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Hip Replacement Surgery
Total hip replacement surgery is performed to replace severe degeneration of the hip joint. The goal of hip replacement is to provide a pain-free hip joint that allows relatively normal activities and lasts as long as possible, normally 10 years or longer. Most hip replacement patients are typically 60 to 80 years old. If you are experiencing pain with your hip in everyday activities or while resting, have stiffness limiting your mobility, or have little pain relief from anti-inflammatory drugs, then you may be a candidate for total hip replacement. Your orthopedic surgeon will review the results of your evaluation and discuss whether hip replacement is the best method to relieve your pain and improve your mobility.
A hip replacement is the resurfacing and replacement of the worn-out surfaces of the hip due to inflammation from arthritis, injury, or simple wear and tear. A surgeon replaces lost cartilage and bone with metal and plastic. This is typically done through an incision averaging 10 to 12 inches on the side of the hip.
Minimally invasive total hip replacement, a different way of performing the surgery, uses an incision that is only three to six inches long. This means that potentially there will be less damage to the tissue around the hip. The benefits of minimally invasive total hip replacement include less blood loss, shorter hospital stays, better motion and often much quicker recovery periods. Discuss with your doctor to find out if you are a candidate for this new procedure.
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Interventional Pain Management
Interventional pain management is a relatively new field of medicine. It was developed to help patients suffering from chronic pain who are not candidates for, or who do not wish to undertake, surgical correction.
Dr. Eric Homberg uses a multimodal and balanced approach to treating patients with the prescription of therapies, medications and minimally invasive procedures to help with recovery and pain management. He primarily treats patients with injection procedures aided by fluoroscopy — intermittent X-rays and ultrasound — to deliver medications to the source of the pain without impacting the rest of the body.
Joint Reconstruction and Joint Replacement
The orthopedic surgeons at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic work to help patients overcome joint-related problems, often through non-surgical and minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques. Our surgeons are experienced in the latest treatments in repairing, reconstructing and replacing joints. We also offer a full range of physical therapy services, which can be an important part of treatment before and/or after surgery.
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Total knee replacement surgery is performed to replace severe degeneration of the knee joint. The goal of knee replacement is to provide a pain-free knee that allows relatively normal activities and lasts as long as possible, normally 15 years or longer. More than 300,000 people undergo the procedure each year.
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At West Tennessee Bone and Joint, we work with area employers to treat workers injured on the job. Our goal is to allow the employee to return to work in a timely manner that allows for maximum restoration after an injury. Our clinic offers a comprehensive physical, occupational and certified hand therapy department that can aid in the healing process.
A Workers Compensation Form (For Case/Risk Managers) is attached in pdf format.
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Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
The orthopedic surgeons at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic are experienced in treating shoulder and elbow problems. We also offer a full range of physical therapy services, which can be an important part of treatment before and/or after surgery.
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Surgery is usually the last resort when treating spinal problems in the back and neck. The primary reason for surgery is to reduce back pain when other treatments no longer provide relief. Types of spinal surgery include spinal fusion, where vertebrae are fused together; removing parts of bone, ligaments or bone spurs; disc replacement; removing a bulging or slipped disc; and removing pressure against nerves. Most people do experience less pain after spine surgery. Other benefits of spine surgery include less need for pain medicines, better mobility and physical fitness, the ability to go back to work or increased productivity at work. Both Lowell F. Stonecipher, M.D., and Kyle R. Stephens, D.O., have received special training in spinal surgery.
West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. provides state of the art sports medicine and clinical care for athletes of all ages and all skill levels, from professional players and school athletes to “weekend warriors.” The program emphasizes injury prevention as well as specialized rehabilitative and surgical options to treat sports-related injuries.
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West Tennessee Bone & Joint orthopedic surgeons provide coverage to area hospitals emergency departments, including Jackson Madison County General Hospital and Regional Hospital of Jackson, for the treatment of patients with fractures, dislocations and injuries of ligaments, muscles, tendons and cartilage.