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Tests & Treatments

  • Acupuncture is a therapy that involves inserting needles into the skin to stimulate specific points (acupoints) on the body. It is based on techniques that originated in East Asia more than 2,000 years ago.
  • Ankle Replacement

    Ankle replacement is surgery to replace damaged bone and cartilage in the ankle. Orthopedic surgeons use artificial implants to replace the damaged bone.
  • Many conditions can be treated with arthroscopy instead of standard open surgery.
  • Cortisone Injection

    Cortisone injection is a treatment used to provide pain relief for a variety of conditions such as arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis. Cortisone injections minimize inflammation, which decreases the body’s pain response. Cortisone injections use a synthetic (man-made) form of cortisone, a substance naturally produced by the body.
  • Fluoroscopy

    Fluoroscopy is a type of X-ray imaging that produces real-time moving images inside the body. It is used to help diagnose diseases or to guide physicians during certain treatment procedures, such as angiography and joint replacement.
  • If nonoperative treatment fails, hip replacement is an option to relieve pain and restore function. At Rush, orthopedic surgeons have pioneered ways to perform the surgery that minimize patients’ pain after surgery and enable them to leave the hospital shortly after the procedure.
  • Knee problems such as osteoarthritis (also called degenerative arthritis), rheumatoid arthritis and past injury can cause the bone and cartilage in the joint to wear away. If nonsurgical treatment has failed, knee replacement surgery may be an option for knee pain resulting from these conditions.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic procedure that uses a combination of large magnets, radiofrequencies and a computer to produce detailed images of organs and structures within the body.
  • Shoulder Replacement

    Shoulder replacement is surgery to replace the shoulder joint with a new, artificial joint. Surgeons perform this procedure on patients whose shoulders have been damaged by injury, osteoarthritis or other problems.