Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

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Newton Medical Center offers comprehensive orthopedic and sports medicine services for adults and children.

  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Robotic-arm assisted surgery
  • Athletic training
  • Nonsurgical treatment
  • Sports medicine
  • Work-site injury and illness

Click here to read an overview of what to expect with surgery at NMC.

Joint Replacement

Replacing a joint can relieve pain and help patients move and feel better. Joint replacement surgery replaces a damaged joint, such as the shoulder, hip or knee, with a new one. Sometimes, the surgeon will not remove the whole joint, but instead replaces or fixes the damaged parts of the joint.

Patients at Newton Medical Center undergoing joint replacement are also scheduled to attend a pre-op class prior to their surgery. During this class, they will learn about the procedure as well as the recovery process.

If you are considering a joint replacement, talk to your primary care provider, who may then refer you to an orthopedic specialist.

Robotic Arm-Assisted Surgery

Newton Medical Center (NMC) is the second hospital in the state to offer Stryker’s Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted technology for joint replacement procedures. This latest advancement in joint replacement surgery is transforming the way joint replacement procedures are performed.

NMC board-certified orthopedic surgeon J. Scott Pigg, M.D. is specially trained in robotic-arm assisted surgery.

Athletic Training Services

Newton Medical Center offers certified athletic training services to area athletic programs. Through this program, we also offer:

  • Free athletic injury evaluations Monday and Wednesday, 8 to 9 a.m. No appointment necessary. Please call ahead to confirm availability.
  • Evaluation by one of our ATCs, which can expedite scheduling if the injury requires an appointment at our clinic.

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Blue Distinction® Centers+ for Knee and Hip Replacement, an expansion of the national Blue Distinction Specialty Care program, are hospitals recognized by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas for delivering quality specialty care safely and effectively, based on objective measures […] Read More…

Newton Medical Center has received 2018 Star Performer recognition from the American Orthopaedic Association’s Own the Bone® program. This achievement is reserved only for institutions that perform the highest level of fragility fracture and bone health care.