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Nonsurgical Orthopedics

While surgery can be life-saving, it’s not always your only option. Having surgery can also present risks of it's own, such as risk of infection or a lengthy recovery. Fortunately, we have come a long way with options that don’t always require patients to go in for musculoskeletal surgery—a specialty called Nonsurgical Orthopedics.

Ogden Clinic’s Nonsurgical Orthopedics department sees patients of all ages for acute injuries that can be managed without operating. You may be surprised to know that many common injuries can heal properly without going under the knife, such as tendon strains, acute back pain, even fractures and dislocations.

Also called Sports Medicine, Nonsurgical Orthopedics sees patients for:

Nonsurgical Acute Injuries
  • Fractures including most pediatric fractures
  • Wrist/hand/toe fractures needing reduction
  • Dislocations
  • Extremity fractures without displacement
  • Muscle strains, tears, hematomas
  • Tendon strains
  • Sprains of the ankle, knee, wrist, etc.
  • Acute back pain
  • Concussion (less than 6 weeks)

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Overuse & Degenerative Issues
  • Tendinopathy (injections, PRP, needle tenotomy, Tenex)
  • Bursitis
  • Stress fractures and reaction
  • Trigger Finger
  • Tennis or golfer elbow
  • Apophysitis (Osgood Schlatter, little league elbow, etc.)
  • Calcific tendinitis
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis (rehabilitation recommendations, injections, viscosupplementation, PRP)
  • Pre-participation physicals, managing chronic conditions, injury prevention, and return-to-play exams.

Injection Therapy

With the guidance of an ultrasound, injections of Cortisone and other medication help control pain and reduce swelling of the area.

  • Joint injections for shoulder, SI joint, hip joint and distally
  • Soft tissue injections of plantar fascia
  • Tendon injections (rotator cuff, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle, foot)
  • Carpal tunnel hydrodissection and other nerves
  • Baker cyst
  • Bursa
  • Ganglion cyst
  • Hematoma drainage
  • Hydrodilatation for frozen shoulder
  • Barbotage for calcific deposits

Other Nonsurgical Orthopedic Services
  • Needle Tenotomy/Tenex for tendinopathy
  • Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections (Prolotherapy)
  • Trigger point injections
  • Bracing, splinting, and casting for broken bones
  • Fracture and dislocation reduction
  • Compartment pressure testing
  • Shockwave therapy (ESWT)
  • Diagnostic ultrasounds for rotator cuff injury, tennis/golfer’s elbow, nerve entrapment, muscle strains, and other injuries

For chronic back pain or injections into the spine, please see our Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Specialty.

Dr. Brett Martindale at Professional Center South is our nonsurgical injury specialist. Same-day care is available through OrthoExpress!

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