Comprehensive Orthopedic Care
Our patients receive expert care to prevent and treat all types of bone
and muscle conditions. Specialty-trained orthopedic surgeons and rehabilitation
medicine physicians provide excellent outcomes and help patients return
to their activities. Our orthopedic physicians at Lower Bucks Hospital
treat patients from around the Philadelphia region for simple to complex
sports and accident-related injuries as well as the painful effects of
many conditions that limit your mobility and cause pain.
Our goal is simple: to help you regain freedom and mobility.
Most of us move our bodies without a second thought; we walk, run, lift,
bend and play without ever thinking about it—until an injury or
illness limits us in some way. The seemingly “effortless”
movement of our bodies actually relies on a complex set of coordinated
systems with your musculoskeletal system—your body’s bones,
muscles, joints, ligaments, cartilage, tendons and connective tissue—giving
your body its form and stability, as well as movement.
Our expert Orthopedic physicians at Lower Bucks Hospital treat everything
from; arthritis pain, sprains and strains, cartilage, tendon and ligament
injuries, broken bones and dislocations and joints that need to be repaired
- Treatment of rotator cuff impingement, labral tears, shoulder dislocation
and shoulder arthritis.
- Adult reconstructive surgery
- Limb reconstruction
- Fracture surgery
- Musculoskeletal oncologic conditions
- 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.
Lower Bucks Hospital Program TJAP
Lower Bucks Hospitals, Total Joint Assessment Program (TJAP), is an innovative
partnership with Mercer-Bucks Orthopedics. TJAP was formed to shorten
wait times for patients in our community who may require hip or knee replacement surgery.
Our diverse team of expert orthopedic clinicians’ cares for patients
every step of the way. Following an early consultation for assessment
and diagnosis, patients receive either surgical or non-surgical treatment
options. If you need surgery, TJAP helps you choose your preferred surgeon,
or the soonest available surgical date.
Enhancing the patient experience
Our office provides patients with an early consultation for assessment
and diagnosis. TJAP is an innovative hospital partnership with the orthopedic
surgeons at Mercer-Bucks Orthopedics.
A patient should receive an appointment with TJAP within 24/48 hours of
the referral. On the first visit, a patient is assessed by a clinician
— an experienced orthopedic nurse.
A comprehensive assessment includes physical, social, and lifestyle status.
Patients identified as surgical candidates will move on to see an orthopedic
surgeon at a second visit to finalize the decision. This second appointment
should be within one week to two weeks.
Options to reduce wait times
Patients assessed at the office as being candidates for surgery will have
options that can reduce their wait time. They may choose surgery with
the surgeon of their choice or with the first available surgeon.
If the assessment determines a patient is either not ready or unwilling
to consider surgery, a plan of care will be developed to help the patient
and primary care physician manage their condition (e.g. pain control,
weight management) to maintain or improve their level of functioning and
overall health status.
From a patient's perspective, other factors can affect their willingness
to have surgery, such as living circumstances, age, other health conditions
and social support structures.
A multidisciplinary team dedicated to your recovery
While you and your family are the most important members of the team, our
entire staff will help guide you through the actual surgery, your rehabilitation,
and your overall recovery. One-on-one care from experts — surgeons,
anesthesiologists, nurses, therapists, care managers — ensure that
your recovery progresses exactly the way you expect.
To schedule an appointment with an orthopedic specialist at Lower Bucks
Hospital, call (855) 896-0444