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Orthopedics

Wyoming is a great place to live, work and play, but, not if painful joints get in the way. That's why we have assembled one of the finest orthopedic groups in the region, specializing in fracture care, joint repair and replacement.

Joint replacement

From knees to hips to shoulders, no other hospital in East-Central Wyoming has helped more people get back into life than Memorial Hospital of Converse County. Our personalized care begins well before any surgery is scheduled. Patients meet one on one with our nurse educator to schedule procedures and complete a customized, total-joint class designed to answer questions, relieve anxiety, and develop realistic expectations.

Anterior hip replacement

This technique is used to achieve the same results as a traditional hip replacement surgery, with the difference being how the joint is reached. With an anterior hip replacement, our surgeons are able to replace the hip from the front of the leg. Since this procedure is a muscle sparing procedure, it's much less traumatic to the patient's hip. As a result, there is less pain, quicker recovery time, less chance of blood clots and other complications as well as offers greater mobility to the patient.

Dr. Pat Robertson is one of just a handful of Wyoming surgeons performing the anterior hip replacement approach.  

The shoulder is a large ball and socket joint made up of bones, tendons, muscles and ligaments. Using the traditional approach to a shoulder replacement, the prosthesis follows the normal anatomy of a patient's shoulder with the damaged socket on the shoulder blade being repaired by a high-strength plastic cup and the head of the humerous bone being replaced by a metal ball. With this method, the rotator cuff muscles and tendons help the shoulder function normally.

The reverse shoulder joint replacement changes the mechanics of the shoulder, allowing for greater mobility than traditional shoulder replacements. With this approach, our surgeons are able to switch the plastic cup to the head of the humerous bone and the metal ball is now fixed to the socket. Now, the patient's shoulder will rely on the deltoid to move and position the arm.

Clinics

At Memorial Hospital of Converse County, we understand that traveling can be hard on you when you're dealing with joint pain. That's why our surgeons hold clinics in Wheatland, Lusk, Torrington and Guernsey in addition to seeing patients in Douglas.  

Wheatland Clinic

Dr. Robertson sees patients every Wednesday.

Banner Health Outpatient Clinic
201 14th St.
Wheatland, WY 82201
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307.358.7302

 

Lusk Clinic

Dr. Robertson sees patients the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.

Niobrara Health & Life Center
921 S. Ballancee
Lusk, WY 82225
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307.358.7302

Torrington Clinic

Dr. Robertson sees patients every Wednesday.

North Platte Physical Therapy
1301 East M. St.
Torrington, WY 82240
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307.358.7302

Guernsey Clinic

Dr. Robertson sees patients the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.

Register Cliff Rural Health Clinic
650 W. Whalen St.
Guernsey, WY 82214
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307.358.7302