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Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Orthopedics

Rockwood has provided comprehensive care for orthopedic patients of all ages since 1951. Our surgeons specialize in the repair of diseased, injured or arthritic bones, joints and spine as well as care of fractures and dislocations. They use progressive medical and surgical treatments.

When surgery is indicated, new arthroscopic techniques greatly reduce recovery time. Advances in hip and joint replacement include the use of ceramic and titanium hardware along with minimally invasive surgery. These techniques result in less post surgical pain and faster recovery for the patient.

A new treatment option is also available for persistent pain from tennis elbow. This involves the injection of platelet rich plasma (PRP), which speeds healing and reduces pain.

 

Sports Medicine

At Rockwood Sports Medicine, we believe everyone is an athlete. Athletes can be any age and play on any level: youth, high school, collegiate, professional and recreational. Our providers are equipped with the specialized knowledge and skills to care for an athlete's musculoskeletal needs ranging from arthroscopic surgery to knee, elbow, spine and shoulder reconstruction and rehabilitation. Our focus is on the athlete's health, and our top priority is getting you back to life and back in the game.

Regardless of the cause or the nature of your condition, we offer the same level of commitment to helping you overcome your injury and achieve your goals. We work with both youth and adult patients to:

  • Reduce pain from general, sports or work-related conditions or injuries
  • Discuss surgical options and/or speed recovery from orthopedic surgery
  • Boost athletic performance
  • Learn injury-prevention strategies

 

We treat many types of injuries. Here are a few of the common injuries we treat:

Sprains

The joints of your body are supported by ligaments, which are strong bands of connective tissue that connect one bone to another. A sprain is a simple stretch or tear of the ligament. Most mild sprains heal with "R.I.C.E." (rest, ice, compression and elevations) and exercise. The most severe sprains may require surgery to repair torn ligaments.

Strains

Your bones are supported by a combination of muscles and tendons. Tendons connect muscles to bones. A strain is the result of an injury to either a muscle or tendon. The recommended treatment for a strain is the same as for a sprain using the "R.I.C.E." method. For a more serious tear, the soft tissues may need to be repaired surgically.

Meniscal Tears

Meniscal tears are among the most common knee injuries. Athletes, particularly those who play contact sports, are at risk for meniscal tears. However, anyone at any age can tear their meniscus. Older people are more likely to have degenerative meniscal tears. Cartilage weakens and wears thin over time. Aged, worn tissue is more prone to tears.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries

Another common knee injury is an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) sprain or tear. Athletes who participate in high demand sports like soccer, football and basketball are more likely to injure their ACL. Immediately after the injury, patients usually experience pain and swelling, and the knee feels unstable. If you have injured your ACL, you may require surgery to regain full function of your knee.

Shoulder Surgery

The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body. But the very flexibility of the shoulder makes it prone to both sudden injury and chronic wear. After age 40, many problems are caused by the effect of repeated overhead motions for a long period of time.

Thanks to recent advancements in arthroscopy, many shoulder problems can be corrected using the same techniques that revolutionized the treatment of knee problems. Requiring just a few small incisions, arthroscopy is done as an outpatient procedure and results in less post-operative pain than traditional open procedures.

Arthroscopy enables the surgeon to see and work inside the shoulder joint to treat:

  • Impingement syndrome
  • Partial or complete rotator cuff tear
  • Bicipital labral complex tears
  • Unstable joint

 

Referrals can be faxed to (509) 459-1336.

Locations

Northpointe Specialty Center - Orthopedics

Northpointe Specialty Center
605 E. Holland, Suite: 101
Spokane, WA  99218
TEL: (509) 342-3251
FAX: (509) 342-3280
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Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center / Foot & Ankle Center

Valley Hospital Medical Office Building
1414 N. Houk, Suite: 208
Spokane Valley, WA  99216
TEL: (509) 755-5560
FAX: Orthopedics: (509) 459-1336 / Podiatry: (509) 459-1595
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Foot and Ankle Center - Main Clinic

Rockwood Main Clinic
400 E 5th Ave, Suite: 3 West
Spokane, WA  99202
TEL: (509) 838-2531
FAX: (509) 755-6580
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Featured Provider

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Byron Humble, D.O.


Byron Humble, D.O., orthopedics, joined the Rockwood Valley Specialty Center in June 2011. He received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT, and his medical degree from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri. Dr. Humble completed an internship in surgery and residency in orthopedic surgery at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, VA. His orthopedic practice in the United States Navy has included being stationed in Okinawa, Japan and Bremerton, WA, as well as humanitarian assistance deployments in Southeast Asia and in support of combat operations in Afghanistan. Dr. Humble is a board certified by and a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and a member of the Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons.
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