The Center for Orthopaedic Innovation at St. Luke’s Medical Center is a fully dedicated treatment facility for conditions of the bones, joints, and ligaments. Our facilities feature 20 all-private, spacious rooms with breathtaking views of both the city skyline and the surrounding mountains. The newly remodeled unit also includes four nursing stations, which are designed with patient proximity and convenience in mind.
All orthopaedic surgeons are board certified or board eligible, and our clinical team includes a wide array of healthcare professionals: specially trained orthopaedic nurses and physical therapists, chiropractors, radiologists, sports rehabilitation specialists and others. With our multidisciplinary approach, patients get one-on-one care, custom tailored to meet their individual needs. Our team is especially skilled in treating the following conditions and more:
- Bone and joint care for knees, hips, shoulders, ankles, elbows and hands
- Comprehensive fracture care
- Arthroscopic surgery
- Ligament reconstruction
- Partial and total joint replacement
- Treatment for sports injuries
- Treatment of work-related injuries
- Spine surgery
- Non-surgical back pain treatment
Joint Replacement & Resurfacing (Hip and Knee)
St. Luke’s Medical Center is a leader in micro invasive joint replacement and joint resurfacing. We are the only hospital in Arizona that offers the SuperPATHTMand transpiriformis approach to total hip replacement. We are also the first Arizona hospital to offer MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing. In fact, our patients travel from around the country for these cutting-edge procedures, performed by trained surgeons at St. Luke’s Medical Center.
Local candidates for total joint replacement surgery (hip, shoulder, or knee) are encouraged to participate in our Motion Academy® Total Joint Replacement Class, which provides information about the procedure, physical therapy, recovery and more. Engaging our patients in education and responsibility for every aspect of their care is a high priority at the Center for Orthopaedic Innovation.
Groundbreaking Knee Replacement Alternatives
Patients with arthritis limited to one side of the knee were often made to wait until their arthritis was advanced enough to perform a total knee replacement (TKR). The result was years of disabling pain. As an alternative, patients can now find relief in MAKOplasty®, a partial knee resurfacing procedure, or Navio®, a partial knee replacement procedure. Many patients are able to walk comfortably the same day of their MAKOplasty® procedure, and return to work and other activities within a few short weeks.
View our resource page for osteoarthritis of the knee.
Hands & Shoulders: Relief, Surgery, and More
Struggling with wrist or hand pain? You never fully appreciate how important your hands are until problems like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) and Dupuytren’s Contracture rob you of your ability to perform even simple, everyday activities without pain and frustration. At St. Luke’s Medical Center, minimally invasive, outpatient procedures offer relief. View our management tips and information page for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) and carpal tunnel release surgery.
Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy
The Center for Orthopaedic Innovation at St. Luke’s Medical Center proudly supports the U.S. Martial Arts Team, as well as the Grand Canyon Pro Rodeo Association, through our Sports Medicine program.
Despite our best efforts to prevent them, accidents do happen. When they do, our friends in the community know that the dedicated Orthopaedic Unit at St. Luke’s Medical Center is the best place to go for treatment of fractures. Learn more about fracture care at St. Luke’s.
St. Luke’s Medical Center is proud to be recognized as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement® by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona for providing comprehensive inpatient knee and hip replacement services, including total knee replacement and total hip replacement surgeries. Blue Distinction Centers® are part of a national designation program that recognizes hospitals that demonstrate expertise in delivering quality specialty care safely and effectively. As a Blue Distinction Center+, St. Luke’s Medical Center has met quality-focused criteria that emphasize patient safety and outcomes, as well as efficiency.
Orthopaedic surgeons on the medical staff at St. Luke’s Medical Center offer innovative procedures designed to meet the individual needs of patients. Designated as an Aetna® Institutes of Quality® Orthopaedic Surgery Facility -Total Joint Replacement, the dedicated team of physicians on the medical staff at St. Luke’s excels in clinical performance, access, and efficiency for orthopaedic care.
For more information about the Center for Orthopaedic Innovation at St. Luke’s Medical Center, please call 602-251-8682.
St. Luke’s Medical Center is designated as a Cigna Centers of Excellence (COE) for Knee Replacement. Cigna’s program evaluates and recognizes hospitals with positive patient outcomes and high cost-efficiency measures. Participating hospitals meeting specific quality and cost-efficiency criteria are designated as a Center of Excellence by procedure and condition.