Joint Replacement

Total Knee Replacement

Ronald Hillock MDFellow American Academy of Orthopedic SurgeonsDiplomat American Board of Orthopedic SurgeryAdult Reconstruction and Orthopedic Oncology
If your knee is severely damaged by arthritis or injury, it may be hard for you to perform simple activities, such as walking or climbing stairs. You may even begin to feel pain while you are sitting or lying down.
If nonsurgical treatments like medications and using walking supports are no longer helpful, you may want to consider total knee replacement surgery.  » Read more about: Total Knee Replacement  »


Arthritis Treatments To Try Before Joint Replacement

As today’s active baby boomers are confronted with knee, hip, and other joint pain, they are not content to “sit out” the rest of their lives. Osteoarthritis can affect younger patients as well and with modern alternatives available, joint replacement surgery need not be the first choice they undertake.
Since Arthritis Awareness Month is upon us, it is an ideal time to learn more about osteoarthritis and look at some arthritis treatments to try before resorting to joint replacement.  » Read more about: Arthritis Treatments To Try Before Joint Replacement  »


Workers comp wackiness!

We recently hosted several teams at the annual Las Vegas workers comp bowling tourney. What a great and goofy afternoon!
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Most Effective Ways to Manage Arthritis Pain

Arthritis could be caused by about 100 different diseases, but it all leads to one main symptom: inflammation of the joints. Inflammation is the body’s way of fighting off injury or infection, and it is completely healthy for short periods of time. However, arthritis can cause severe, long-term inflammation which will eventually kill joint tissue.  
If you are suffering from arthritis pain, always consult with your doctor, but listed below are steps that you can take at home to ease your symptoms.   » Read more about: Most Effective Ways to Manage Arthritis Pain  »


Putting Patients First

Practice features full-time advocate
Because our patients are what keep us growing and succeeding, we understand the value of having a seamless line of communication between all parties. As the only orthopedic practice in Southern Nevada with a dedicated patient advocate, we at Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center have placed emphasis on this area of our business to ensure satisfaction. With Rana Crisostomo leading the way as our Patient Advocate, we are more than certain that our patients are getting the best service possible day in and day out.  » Read more about: Putting Patients First  »


NOSC winter newsletter is here!

The winter 2016 edition of On The Move, Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center’s newsletter, is now available and linked below. This newsletter offers referring practices updates, insights and tips to make their patients’ experiences with NOSC as stress-free and satisfying as possible.
 
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Summerlin expo a big hit

Representatives of Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center recently attended a health and wellness expo at Downtown Summerlin. Several hundred people visited the practice’s information booth. Events such as this are just one of the many ways that the practice educates the community about the expertise and capabilities of its physicians.  » Read more about: Summerlin expo a big hit  »


Meet Our Providers: Michael S. Bradford, M.D.

At Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center, all of our Orthopedic Surgeons are board certified and fellowship trained in their respective specialties.  We offer quality health care you can trust.  As a patient, it is important to learn about the orthopedic surgeon that you are visiting at our office.
Join us for our new blog series, “Meet Our Providers” to learn more about our providers and their specialties.
MEET MICHAEL S. BRADFORD, M.D.

Request an appointment with Michael S.  » Read more about: Meet Our Providers: Michael S. Bradford, M.D.  »


Meet Our Providers: John J. Kastrup, M.D.

At Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center, all of our Orthopedic Surgeons are board certified and fellowship trained in their respective specialties.  We offer quality health care you can trust.  As a patient, it is important to learn about the orthopedic surgeon that you are visiting at our office.
Join us for our new blog series, “Meet Our Providers” to learn more about our providers and their specialties.
MEET JOHN J. KASTRUP, M.D.

Request an appointment with John J.  » Read more about: Meet Our Providers: John J. Kastrup, M.D.  »


What is Pain?

Pain is often the trigger to seek medical care and many patients experiencing pain seek treatment with an orthopedic surgeon.   At Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center, our board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons will identify why you are experiencing pain.  After the reason for pain and discomfort is diagnosed, our orthopedic surgeons will create an individualized treatment strategy for you.
There are two categories to describe pain, Acute and Chronic.  The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons describes pain as “a sensory and emotional reaction precipitated by actual or anticipated injury;  » Read more about: What is Pain?  »