Orthopaedic Care

Centra Health

Orthopaedic Care

From delicate hand surgery to total joint replacements, Centra offers comprehensive orthopaedic services at Lynchburg General Hospital. Our team consists of orthopaedic surgeons, nurses, physical and occupational therapists and social workers. They provide the treatment and care you need for a successful recovery.

Centra's orthopaedic total hip and total knee replacement programs have received national recognition for quality. Both programs were recommended for certification without deficiencies by The Joint Commission, the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare. 

Centra's total hip and total knee replacement programs are part of its Joint Replacement Center of Virginia (JRCV), which was established to serve the needs of the Lynchburg area with a comprehensive program for total joint replacement. 

Emergency Orthopaedic Services

Many of our orthopaedic patients come to Lynchburg General Hospital through our regional emergency department. In addition to walk-in and patients brought by ambulance from the greater Lynchburg area, we receive patients from outlying hospitals not equipped to handle orthopaedic emergencies.

Our Surgical Unit

Lynchburg General Hospital's orthopaedic operating room is available 24 hours a day, year round, to handle a wide range of orthopaedic surgeries.

In fact, Lynchburg orthopaedic surgeons treat nearly every orthopaedic problem right here at Lynchburg General Hospital. We repair broken bones, shoulders and rotator cuffs, correct sports injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome, repair broken hips, and more.

Our Orthopaedic Unit

We specifically designed our orthopaedic unit with a home-like atmosphere to make patients feel more comfortable during recovery. We offer larger rooms and satellite nursing stations so our nurses have more time to spend with each patient who requires around-the-clock nursing care.

Physical and Occupational Therapies

Our physical therapists work closely with a patient's physicians and nurses to coordinate a personalized treatment program. This program helps the patient reach the highest level of independence. A physical therapist works with the patient on every aspect of mobility, from climbing stairs to exercising and walking with crutches or a walker. Occupational therapists help the patient develop adaptive skills including basic everyday tasks, from bathing and dressing to routine homemaking.

Pre- & Post-Operative Rehabilitation

Outpatient Physical Therapy

Home Health Program

This short-term program offers consistent quality care while reducing the need for an extended stay. Daily home visits monitors patient progress, and regular reports are given to the physician. Physical therapists and other professionals also may visit the patient's home.

Our professional social workers help patients and their families with the emotional, social, psychological and economic effects of your illness or injury. They help make the transition from the hospital easier, from finding specialty equipment to use when patients go home to offering information on home health services or an extended care facility.

Home Health