Orthopedics Education

Orthopedics is the medical specialty that focuses on injuries and diseases of your body's musculoskeletal system. This complex system includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves and allows you to move, work, and be active.
Once devoted to the care of children with spine and limb deformities, orthopedists now care for patients of all ages, from newborns with clubfeet to young athletes requiring arthroscopic surgery to older people with arthritis. And anybody can break a bone.

Link to Fracture Healing & Nutrition information

Fracture Care Clinic

Follow up care for your fracture will be scheduled in our Fracture Care Clinic.  This service allows us to more efficiently manage your injury, including xrays, and cast application and removal.  Scheduling your visit at the Fracture Care Clinic should minimize your waiting time for each appointment. 
The Fracture Care Clinic is scheduled for Thursday afternoons.  Please try to schedule your follow-up exam during this time.  If this time isn't possible for you, talk to our scheduler.

One of our Physician Assistants, in consultation with your orthopedist, will guide this continuing care and rehabilitation.  If any concerns occur, the orthopedist will be immediately made aware of the issue. As always, you may always request to see the orthopedist at each visit if you have questions or concerns.


Fracture Billing
Fracture care is billed using a coding system called the Current Procedural Terminology, or CPT.  Follow the link for more information on Fracture Billing.

Joint Replacement

The Orthopedic Surgeons of Oregon Medical Group treat patients for arthritis of the knee, hip and shoulder joints.  If conservative care has failed, we may recommend a joint replacement.  

Click here for information on joint replacement surgery http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00510 .  

Joint replacement is a major operation.  We recommend a physical by your primary care physician to make sure you are healthy enough for surgery.  Once you talk with the orthopedist, and a decision is made for surgery, these appointments will be scheduled:

  • An educational meeting at McKenzie Willamette Hospital regarding rehabilitation after your surgery.
  • If you want to give your own blood, 2 visits to the Lane Memorial Blood Bank will be scheduled, one week apart, with the last visit 2 weeks before surgery.
  • A pre-operative visit with one of the physician assistants at Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, to go over your health record and medications and answer questions.
  • A pre-admission testing appointment at McKenzie Willamette Hospital with an anesthesiologist to review your health history and discuss anesthesia during surgery.
  • For total hip replacement patients, an appointment with our Coumadin Clinic nurse to discuss a course of blood thinning medication after surgery.  This medication has been shown to lower the risk of blood clots.

After hip or knee replacement surgery, you may want to consider a short stay at a nursing facility or assistance from a home health nurse.  You can discuss this with your doctor.

Your doctor will decide on the best surgical technique and implant for your joint replacement.  

Dr. Robb Larsen is trained in the Biomet Oxford Unicompartmental Knee System.  Unicompartmental  knee replacement is appropriate for some patients.  It is intended to preserve the healthy knee structures, and assist to restore normal knee motion and function.  For more information, click here:


Click on the link to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons for additional educational information.

Click here for more information on Viscosupplementation Treatment of Arthritis


Additional Orthopedics information can be found here.

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