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Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation in Northwest Wyoming

Making Your Health a Priority

Orthopaedists are experts in sports injuries, arthritis, joint replacement, and anything that involves the musculoskeletal system (the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and connective tissues). At Cody Regional Health, we use proven diagnostic procedures and state-of-the-art technology to determine what is causing your bone or muscle pains so we can put together your customized treatment plan. We will always recommend the least invasive treatments, except in cases where surgery is the recommended first-line treatment. However, many orthopaedic conditions can be treated with “RICE” – that is, rest, ice, compression, and elevation of the injured extremity.

To book an appointment or to inquire about our services, please call 307.578.2180. Click here to fill out the New Patient Paperwork, and click here to see all the Cody Regional Orthopaedic locations.

Orthopaedic Conditions We Treat

We treat the following types of injuries:

  • Foot and Ankle Injuries: Foot and ankle injuries include the injuries in the leg below the knee. They are especially common among athletes who play sports such as football, hockey, and skating. Treatment for some of these conditions may be orthotics, braces, physical therapy, injections, or surgery. Common sports injuries include sprains and strains, ankle fractures, and Achilles tendonitis.
  • Shoulder Injuries: Shoulder pain may be from a torn ligament or dislocation. These may be caused by overuse of the shoulder while playing sports. Simple pain or acute injuries may be treated with conservative treatment, and chronic injuries may require surgical treatment.
  • Hip Injuries: Fractures of the femur bone, labral tear affecting the hip. These injuries require immediate medical intervention to avoid further complications. Rehabilitation programs and physical therapy is often recommended following the medical intervention, where you need to perform specific exercises to strengthen the muscles and improve the movements.
  • Knee Injuries: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a major stabilizing ligament in the knee which may tear with overuse or from a sports injury. Other common knee injuries are cartilage damage and meniscal tears. Knee injuries may require surgical intervention performed using open surgical or minimally invasive techniques. Your surgeon will recommend you for physical therapy to strengthen your muscles, improve elasticity, and improve the movements of the bones and joints.

Conservative Treatments & Minimally Invasive Surgeries

Total Joint Replacement is a surgical procedure where damaged joints are removed and replaced with metal, plastic, or ceramic devices. Patients may undergo joint replacement procedures for dysfunctional hips, knees, and shoulders. Joint replacement is considered as a treatment option when severe joint pain or dysfunction is not alleviated by less-invasive therapies.

When only some of the joints are damaged, a surgeon may be able to repair or replace just the damaged parts. When the entire joint is damaged, a total joint replacement is done. To replace a total hip or knee joint, a surgeon removes the diseased or damaged parts and inserts artificial parts, called prostheses or implants.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

With less intrusiveness into the body combined with the skill in using a variety of techniques to operate, it means patients experience less pain, fewer complications, and shorter hospital stays, and faster heal time.

Shoulder & Elbow Arthroscopic Surgeries
Hand & Wrist
Knee & Lower Leg
Hip & Thigh

When you get hurt, you need fast answers and relief. No appointments are required for an injury assessment at the Cody Regional Health Orthopedic Specialists Clinic. We are here when you need us.

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    What Our Patients Have to Say
    • "My wife (Gerie Helton) and I traveled to Cody for our anniversary trip to Yellowstone National Park. On September 23, 2018 which would have been the first day of our trip she dislocated her left hip ( which had been replaced in 2009 0r 2010) while putting on her socks ( of all things.) We were staying at the Sunrise Motor Inn which fortunately was a short ambulance ride to your emergency room. The experience we had beginning with the EMT's who responded to the ambulance call, to the emergency room, and the next day on the second floor of your fine hospital is what ..."

      - Terry
    • "ER department went to great lengths to make this "out of towner" feel comfortable. Dr. Polley and Nurse Sarah were very professional and had a great bedside manner. It was my worst asthma attack and I felt very confident that I was getting top notch care."

      - Kelly
    • "Had to bring my daughter for a shoulder injury, on July 4th. I was thoroughly impressed. The staff was absolutely great, very friendly and compassionate. They took great care of my daughter and explained the diagnosis and discharge orders with great detail. I only wish our ER back home could be this professional. I know this is a smaller town and more tight knit, but this hospital/ER could set an example for the rest of the country. Thanks to the staff, physician and PA for the excellent care."

      - Chris
    • "I was a walk in patient on 5/29/18. I had been sick for several days while on a month long motorhome trip. The reception staff was friendly and efficient. I was seen quickly by the PA on duty, Robert Lang. He listened to me, did an exam, diagnosed my illness as acute bronchitis, and prescribed the necessary medication. I was feeling better in just a few days which enabled me to enjoy the remainder of my trip. I was sick and a long way from home so I really appreciated the excellent and friendly care that I received."

      - Bill