People from the Columbus, Georgia region and beyond seek out the leading-edge orthopedic care and treatment provided by the experienced orthopedic specialists who practice at Northside Medical Center. Thanks to a partnership between Columbus Regional Health and the Hughston Clinic, these orthopedists—along with Northside Medical Center’s rehabilitation staff—offer a full scope of treatment options for those suffering from bone, joint or ligament problems. Whether your orthopedic problem can be addressed with therapy and medication or needs to be treated with surgery and rehab, look no further than Northside Medical Center for the orthopedic care you need.
There are lots of reasons you might need an orthopedist at many times throughout your life. You may fall and break a bone, throw your shoulder out playing softball or simply wear down your knee as you age. Whatever your need, you find expert orthopedic care through Columbus Regional Health, from childhood issues handled by our pediatric orthopedist, injuries that require the care of an orthopedic traumatologist or joint replacement from a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon.
Orthopedics is a constantly evolving discipline, but one contemporary aspect of this ancient practice got its start locally. Dr. Jack Hughston is considered the father of sports medicine, and his legacy lives on here in the Columbus area. Hughston Clinic physicians perform surgeries at Northside Medical Center, a hospital founded by Dr. Hughston. Their training and experience benefit our patients directly in that the more a physician performs a procedure, the better the outcomes for patients. Experience breeds excellence.
Orthopedics is a highly technical surgical discipline that’s constantly changing. That’s why our surgeons are able to employ state-of-the-art equipment and techniques as they treat patients at Northside Medical Center. Operating rooms are configured so that doctors have everything they need at their disposal.
Northside Medical Center is one of three five-star hospitals in Georgia. It was also recently recognized as being among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the country with respect to patient safety. These accolades are born from a culture of doing what it takes to do things right. Our team is continually improving patient outcomes and the way orthopedic care takes place.
When surgery is necessary to treat your condition, our Inpatient Rehabilitation Center enables you to complete your recovery and begin rehab in the same facility where the procedure is performed. Our therapists help you recover and get home as soon as possible. And if you need additional rehab after discharge—or if your condition can be treated with therapy alone—Columbus Regional Health has several conveniently located outpatient rehabilitation centers where you’ll find an experienced multi-disciplinary therapy team on hand to help you reach your rehab goals.
Children have unique orthopedic needs. Our pediatric orthopedist, who sees patients at Midtown Medical Center, provides the specialized care required for the growing bones and muscles of children, from newborns to late teens.
When you experience a severe and sudden injury to some part of your musculoskeletal system, you need an orthopedic traumatologist. The only two orthopedic traumatologists in the region practice in the Emergency Trauma Center at Midtown Medical Center.
Columbus is the birthplace of sports medicine. Ankle sprains, muscle strains, knee and shoulder injuries, tendonitis, concussions, stress fractures and other sports-related injuries are treated by trained specialists at Northside Medical Center.