Let Our Orthopedic Specialists and Sports Medicine Doctors Help You Get Back in the Saddle
At Uinta Medical Group, our orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine physicians diagnose and treat injuries and illnesses affecting your bones, muscles, tendons, joints and ligaments.
Our team is well versed in all types of shoulder, hip, knee, foot, ankle, elbow and hand conditions, whether they are due to hereditary factors, workplace injuries or sports injuries. Our orthopedists treat patients of all ages — from children with sports injuries to seniors struggling with osteoarthritis.
Conditions our orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine physicians commonly treat include:
- Joint pain from arthritis, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
- Sports-related inflammation, sprains, strains, tears and breaks
- Broken bones and injuries to associated tissues
- Tendonitis, bursitis
- Carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, non-cancerous cysts and tumors
- Heel pain, plantar fasciitis, ingrown toenails, hammertoes, flat feet and Neuromas
Struggling with chronic joint pain or limited mobility can reduce your quality of life and make it harder to work, do chores and participate in activities with your family.
In some cases our orthopedists can develop exercise, physical therapy or medicinal treatment regimens that help slow the progression of your joint condition, but for many patients a knee replacement, hip replacement or shoulder replacement procedure is a more reliable option to restore mobility and reduce pain.
The orthopedic physicians and sports medicine doctors at Uinta Medical Group always strive to find the least invasive or disruptive treatment for each patient, but we’re also committed to providing honest advice.
The best way to find out what can be done to manage your joint pain is to schedule a consultation and undergo diagnostics. Our orthopedists can diagnose your knee, hip, shoulder, hand, ankle or wrist problems and help you understand your treatment options.
If nonsurgical measures are not effective in providing relief from your joint pain, we can provide advanced surgical repair, including total joint replacement.
Call 307-783-8435 for an appointment.
Robotic Total Knee Joint Replacement
Orthopedic surgeon Micah Pullins, DO performs a variety of knee surgeries, hip surgeries and other orthopedic surgeries for patients in Evanston and the surrounding areas.
He has received advanced training in robotic-assisted total knee replacement surgery, a less-invasive surgical solution that can result in less damage to surrounding healthy tissues. Robotic orthopedic surgery patients may go home sooner after the procedure, and the smaller incisions heal more quickly than the larger traditional incisions, meaning faster recovery.* If you’re interested in robotic-assisted total knee replacement surgery, consider consulting with Uinta Medical Group.
Dr. Pullins also provides minimally invasive direct anterior hip replacement surgery, which is another procedure intended to promote faster recovery periods compared to traditional total hip replacement procedures.
How do I know if I need knee surgery, hip surgery, shoulder surgery, wrist surgery or hand surgery?
There are no specific set of symptoms that can tell you if orthopedic surgery or joint replacement is in your best interest. The first step is always to schedule a consultation with an orthopedic physician or sports medicine physician who can perform a physical exam and diagnostic testing. After analyzing your condition or performing an injury screening they can recommend non-invasive orthopedic treatments or surgery.
Some of the common signs it’s time to see an orthopedic specialist include:
- Difficulty completing day-to-day tasks without assistance
- Suffering the kind of joint pain that keeps you up at night despite using pain medication or attempting other non-surgical treatment methods
- Being diagnosed with osteoarthritis and struggling with the daily symptoms
- Having your quality of life reduced by the side effects of medication prescribed for pain management or arthritis
* Results vary and robotic-assisted procedures are not right for everyone. Be sure to consult with your provider when considering any type of surgical procedure.