Working with you and your physician to diagnose orthopedic conditions
Southwest General’s reputation as a leader in joint replacement has made it a choice for thousands of patients and their referring physicians throughout the greater Cleveland area. The training, expertise and experience of our orthopedic team routinely helps patients understand and overcome their orthopedic conditions and return to active lives.
Recognizing the symptoms of orthopedic problems
One of the first steps in the treatment process is an evaluation to obtain an accurate diagnosis. For patients, an important part of the diagnostic process is understanding the symptoms they are experiencing. Some common symptoms of orthopedic problems affecting the joints of the body may include:
Pain in the affected area
Loss of mobility and/or flexibility
Reduced range of motion
Popping, clicking, grinding or catching sensations
It is important to remember that symptoms are not a diagnosis. Orthopedic physicians on Southwest General's Medical Staff, together with your primary care provider, can make or confirm your diagnosis and determine the best course of treatment.
Causes of orthopedic problems
Arthritis and osteoporosis are often causes of joint pain and loss of mobility but other conditions also may cause problems. Learn more about arthritis, osteoporosis and other conditions affecting the following parts of the body:
We Look Forward to Helping You
If you have been experiencing joint pain and/or if you have been diagnosed with an orthopedic condition that requires further attention, we will be pleased to work with you and your primary care provider to help you.
To learn more about the orthopedic treatment options available at Southwest General, or to schedule an appointment, call our Health Connection at 440-816-5050.