Advanced orthopedic and spine care in Central Kentucky

If pain in your bones, joints or muscles keeps you from doing what you enjoy, come to Frankfort Regional Medical Center for advanced orthopedic and spine care. We offer a full spectrum of orthopedic services in Central Kentucky and work together as a team to restore your mobility and quality of life.

Our orthopedic care is recognized for high quality and commitment to continuous improvement, so you know you’re getting the best care possible. We offer comprehensive orthopedic services including:

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Hip & Knee

Back & Neck

Trust Frankfort Regional Medical Center for your orthopedic and spine care

Frankfort Regional Medical Center offers top-quality, patient-centered orthopedic services in Central Kentucky. Here you receive advanced, personalized care, close to home. Patients choose us for:

Programs accredited by The Joint Commission

Our team earned the Gold Seal of Approval® for excellence in total knee and total hip replacement from The Joint Commission, the authority on high quality care and continuous improvement.

Care in a full-service hospital

If you need surgery, it’s at a hospital with all the services and amenities you need for a comfortable recovery.

Board-certified specialists.

Your care comes from board-certified doctors, specially trained in orthopedics, orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.

Comprehensive care you deserve, all in one place.

We have the latest imaging and tests available to evaluate and diagnose orthopedic conditions at the earliest stages. Our hospital also offers both inpatient and outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation services. This means you can get diagnostics, treatment and therapy in one place, from one team.

Compassionate team committed to your health.

You benefit from a team of doctors, surgeons, nurses, physical therapists and other specialists dedicated to helping you get better, faster.

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Orthopedic conditions we treat

Orthopedic and spinal injuries or diseases cause a variety of symptoms, most commonly pain. We have the advanced diagnostics and expertise to find out what’s causing your pain and develop a plan focused on getting you back on your feet, fast.

Frankfort Regional Medical Center’s team treats a wide range of orthopedic conditions including:

  • Arthritis pain
  • Bone spurs
  • Broken bones
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Gout
  • Herniated disc
  • Impingement (pinched nerve)
  • Joint pain from injury or osteoarthritis
  • Joint dislocation
  • Muscle strains or sprains

Orthopedic services

We offer a full range of treatments, including noninvasive therapies and minimally invasive procedures with less pain and faster recovery. If surgery is necessary, we offer the latest technology and techniques. Your care team will help you decide on the best approach, guiding you every step of the way.

Our surgical and nonsurgical services include:

Dry needling

We also offer integrative dry needling, one of our physical therapy services that helps patients heal quicker and/or reduce pain.

How does it work?

Dry needling utilizes a very fine (usually 38 gauge), flexible, solid, sterile needle for a multitude of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions. It Is not acupuncture; it is based on neuro-anatomy and modern scientific study of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems. Dry needling works by causing micro lesions within the pathological tissue by breaking up shortened tissues, inhibiting a reflex arc from the nervous system to the tissue, normalizing inflammatory responses and centrally mediating pain. This mechanical and neuromuscular effect provides an environment that enhances the body's ability to heal which ultimately reduces pain.

What conditions can be treated?

Dry needling is used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions that may be painful with or without decreased mobility. A few examples are headaches, back pain, sprains, strains, adhesive capsulitis, carpal tunnel, IT band syndrome, sciatica and chronic pain syndromes.

What can patients expect with dry needling?

  • We strive to make the treatment virtually painless, however at times a local twitch response of the muscle may be felt.
  • Many patients experience immediate relief of their symptoms and an increase in range of motion.
  • Soreness or bruising is a common response from the needling but does not occur with all patients.

Watch Mark Myers, MD, spine surgeon at Frankfort Regional Medical Center describe five types of spine surgeries, highlighting the two most common.

Joint replacement education

Patient education course

Frankfort Regional Medical Center is now offering a new preoperative patient education course to let patients know what to expect at every step along the way of their joint replacement.

What to expect

During the course, joint replacement patients meet many of the team members responsible for their care, including preoperative and postoperative nurses, case managers, physical therapists, dietitians and orthopedic surgeons.

The course covers the basics of how the procedure is performed, how patients can prepare themselves and their homes before surgery, medications, what to expect while in the hospital and during recovery and the importance of the rehabilitation process. The class was created to ease patients’ minds about the surgical experience, so they feel comfortable with their procedure and have the best experience possible.

Course requirement

The course is only available to those patients who have already scheduled their joint replacement procedure with an orthopedic surgeon at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. To schedule an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon, call Consult-A-Nurse® at (877) 376-2631.

Restoring Your Quality of Life

We offer advanced joint replacement and reconstruction techniques, including minimally invasive direct anterior hip replacement for faster recovery.

Knee and Hip Replacement

Innovative Spine Treatments

Frankfort Regional Medical Center treats a full range of spine conditions, even complex cases, using nonsurgical and surgical approaches.

Back & Spine Care

Trust Our Specialists

When pain affects your feet or ankles, it can bring activities to a halt. Our specialists have the latest assessment tools, technology, and experience to relieve your pain.

Sports Medicine