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Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital
2 South East
1540 Maple Road
Williamsville, NY 14221

Orthopedics

Orthopedics

The orthopedic unit at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital allows those recovering from surgery or a serious injury to do so in spacious, comfortable rooms while being cared for by experienced professionals. Many of the area’s largest private orthopedic surgeon groups choose to practice at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, and they do so for a number of very important reasons.

Facilities

Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital boasts 10 recently upgraded, state-of-the-art operating suites. The orthopedic unit has 13 private and 14 semi-private rooms featuring floor to ceiling windows, flat screen TVs, hotel-like furnishings and carpeted hallways for a quieter, more relaxing stay.

Technology

Computerized navigational equipment for the most precise fitting of artificial knee joints, specialized lighting, audio/video integration, touch screen paging system and a variety of clinical equipment are features in the orthopedic division. Of particular note are the new equipment management systems, or booms, that have been installed in the operating rooms.  A boom is a moveable equipment tower that is suspended from the ceiling. It eliminates the clutter of equipment, power cords and wires on the operating room floor, thereby making the environment much safer for the staff and more efficient during patient procedures.

Staff Competence

The orthopedic staff is specially trained in orthopedics, with several decades of combined experience and they regularly receive training on new techniques and new technology. Full-time orthopedic nurse practitioners are on staff and dedicated to post-operative care.

Patient Educational Classes

Comprehensive pre-operative classes are held to ensure patients have all the information necessary for successful surgical and recuperative outcomes. For more information or to register for a class, call (716) 568-3540.

Physical Therapy

On-site physical therapy, coupled with access to subacute or in-home, post-discharge physical therapy ensures patients have the right form of therapy for their individual needs. To speak with a physical therapist, call (716) 568-3540 and ask for the orthopedic physical therapist.

Orthopedic Procedures

Total Knee Replacement

Each year, approximately 500,000 people (two-thirds of them women) have knee replacement surgery. For the vast majority, the procedure eliminates pain and increases mobility, allowing them to return to a more fulfilling, active lifestyle. Total knee replacement, also called arthroplasty, is a routine surgical procedure that realigns the joint (bone end surfaces) with man-made materials such as plastic, ceramic or metal. It is preformed when the damage to the knee causes constant pain, loss of mobility and diminished quality of life. At Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, orthopedic surgeons utilize the latest, most precise computerized navigational technology to ensure a perfect fit of the new knee joint.

Joint Ventures

A program for joint replacement candidates undergoing surgery at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital or Buffalo General Medical Center that guides a person prior to surgery through recovery and discharge. Click here to learn more about Kaleida Health's joint replacement program.

For Women Only

Contrary to popular belief, the knee joints of men and women are not the same. The angle between a woman’s pelvis and the knee, which affects how the kneecap moves, is usually wider. Additionally, a woman’s thighbone tends to be narrower and contoured differently. So that optimal fit can be achieved for female patients, surgeons at Millard Fillmore Suburban utilize the GenderKnee. This groundbreaking, gender-specific technology eliminates the surgeon’s need to make adjustments to traditional unisex joints during the surgery.

Total Hip Replacement

Much like knee replacements, total hip replacement is indicated when range of motion becomes limited and substantial, continuous pain is present. The need for hip replacement surgery is usually caused by arthritis, injury or tumor. During total hip replacement surgery, the damaged parts of the hip are replaced with plastic and/or metal parts. The surgery basically rebuilds the hip by replacing the ball, socket and stem.

Shoulder Replacement

Total shoulder replacement surgery is less common than hip or knee replacements, but the process is basically the same. The damaged joint is replaced with a plastic and metal implant, which replicates a person’s shoulder joint.

Rotator Cuff Repair

Shoulder pain is commonly caused by rotator cuff tears. The chance of rotator cuff damage increases with age, is most prevalent in the dominant arm and is usually caused by tendon degeneration rather than injury.

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery (ligament repair, torn meniscus)

One of the most common orthopedic surgeries is arthroscopic knee surgery. During the procedure, a camera is inserted into the knee through a very small incision (about a quarter of an inch). In a separate small incision, the surgeon inserts instruments to remove damaged ligaments or cartilage.

Arthroscopic Wrist and Ankle Surgery

Arthroscopic wrist and ankle surgery is used to repair ligaments, fractures, carpel tunnel syndrome, loose bone fragments, or inflamed or damaged joints caused by arthritis.

Foot Surgeries

Foot surgeries performed at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital include bunion and hammer toe surgery and fracture repair.

Simple Fractures

Surgery is performed on simple bone fractures in which the break is incomplete and the bone doesn’t break the skin.

Amenities

Nestled in the safe, quiet village of Williamsville, Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital is located close to a variety of restaurants and shopping with nearby access to the New York State Thruway and Youngman Expressway. The hospital boasts many amenities that make being a patient or visitor an easier, more comfortable experience.

Valet parking

While ALL parking at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital is free, the hospital also offers valet parking for those who want the convenience of having their car parked and picked up for them for a minimal fee.

Room service

The hospital now offers hotel–style room service. Patients are able to order what they want, when they want it from a diet-specific menu. Room service is available from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., seven days a week. During that 12-hour period, patients are free to order anything they’d like from their menu, and it will be delivered within 45 minutes.

Easy to navigate hospital

In recognition of the fact that many family members of those having joint replacement surgery are older and find it more difficult to get around, elevators accessing the orthopedic floor are immediately to the left upon entering the main lobby.

Physical therapy suite

Located just steps away from orthopedic patient rooms, the new physical therapy suite is a bright, cheerful room that is equipped with everything needed to start patients on the road to recovery.