Rothman Orthopedic Specialty Hospital ranks #1 in Surgical Care & Patient Satisfaction (2013 HCAHPS & SCIP Data) and is a Healthgrades five-star recipient for both Total Knee and Hip Replacements in 2013.
Rothman’s Spine team performs over 3,000 surgical procedures each year and is anchored by three surgeons recognized on the list of the Top 28 Spine Surgeons in the Country.
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Rothman’s Sports Medicine team evaluates over 40,000 sports injuries and performs over 5,000 surgeries each year. Named the #1 Sports Medicine Program in the Region
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Team Physicians of the Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Flyers, Villanova University, St. Joseph’s University and over 40 local high school and colleges.
Rothman Institute is included in the Jefferson Department of Orthopedics, which received a #8 national ranking by US News & World Reports for 2014.
More Podium & Poster Presentations at AAOS annual meeting 2013, (World’s Largest Orthopedic Meeting) than any other Orthopedic group in the world.
Approximately 10,000 Hip & Knee replacements a year, one of the world’s largest volumes.
Wednesday August 27, 2014
When someone is suffering from severe lower backleg pain, this may be a result of herniated disc material applying pressure to the spinal cord or a nerve root along the lower part of the spinal column. For patients with back leg pain who have been diagnosed with this condition, one of the possible treatments is a surgical procedure to remove part of the herniated disc in order to relieve the pressure on the nerve. This procedure is known as a lumbar discectomy surgery.
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Monday August 25, 2014
In the back of the knee, there exists a small, but important ligament â€“ the posterior cruciate ligament, or commonly, the PCL. It is one of four major bands of muscle that stretch across the knee joint, connecting the bones of the upper leg to the bones of the lower leg. In the case of the PCL, the tendon exits specifically for the purpose of attaching the femur (thigh) and the tibia (shin).
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Rothman Institute's Dr. Eric Smith's Hip and Knee Web Chat
Dr. Eric Smith takes questions on hips and knees in this web chat.
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