Educational Resources to Get You Back to Everyday Life

orthopedic-surgeon-explains-treatment-optionsOrthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions, sports injuries and spinal conditions can be complex. It’s natural to feel overwhelmed about your diagnosis, treatment and what’s to come. We’ve provided links to several key resources that will help you along the way. Read them at your own pace to learn more about your course of treatment and recovery journey.

Presurgical Instructions

Knowing what to do and expect before, during and following surgery is important to help the recovery process and promote the best results possible. We provide presurgical instructions, which include a Presurgical Instruction Booklet: A Guidebook to Preparation and Recovery to set you on the right path.

What to Expect Specifically with Joint Replacement

Although joint replacement surgeries are becoming commonplace, there are many critical steps involved in the treatment and recovery process that can greatly affect your joint’s function, pain level and how you move. Knowing what to expect and closely following your care plan are key to getting back to your everyday activities. We have outlined expectations and suggestions to give you a head start.

Platelet-Rich Plasma: An Alternative to Surgery

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a non-surgical, rehabilitation therapy treatment option for repairing injured joint tissue. While this may not be an option for every patient, at Skagit Regional Health we use PRP to treat a variety of conditions including:

  • Tendon injuries, including tennis elbow, Achilles tendon and patellar tendon
  • Ligament and muscle injuries, such as hamstrings or knee ligament
  • Arthritis in the shoulder, hip, knee and ankle
  • Fractures, especially nonunion and delayed unions
  • Surgery on the shoulder, knee and ankle

Tips and Strategies to Prevent Injuries and Sports-Related Injuries

A fall, accident or sports injury can cause a great deal of damage, especially when patients are trying to recover from surgery or other treatments. Read more about tips and strategies for injury prevention that can help expedite your recovery.

Sports Community Outreach

Recreational and competitive athletes have high expectations when it comes to recovering from sports injuries. We want to help you manage those expectations and achieve full recovery. We have compiled helpful community resources and outreach to support you in your sports rehabilitation.

Additional Resources and Websites

Learn more about specific conditions, treatments or therapies, including information on the following: