Diagnosis and Treatment


Diagnostic Imaging

Lake Regional offers a full range of services to properly diagnose and treat your orthopedic problem. In many cases, your doctor may request diagnostic imaging studies, such as an X-ray, CT scan or MRI, to aid in accurate diagnosis.

Lake Regional’s Diagnostic Imaging department offers state-of-the-art technology to provide detailed information efficiently and effectively. This is important in helping your physician determine the source of your health care problem or concern. All procedures require a physician’s order. Learn more about Diagnostic Imaging services at Lake Regional.

Common orthopedic procedures and surgeries performed at Lake Regional include the following.

Total Joint Replacement

Total joint replacement is a surgical procedure in which the diseased parts of the joint are replaced with new, artificial parts. Major advances in total joint replacement offer patients suffering from severe joint pain the ability to lead full, active lives. Most commonly replaced joints include the hip, knee and shoulder.

For total hip replacement patients seeking a faster, less painful recovery, Lake Regional's board certified orthopedic surgeons offer an alternative to traditional methods, called the anterior approach. Learn how the Anterior Approach Surgical Table can help patients recover in weeks, instead of months.

Total Joint Camp - Lake Regional's Total Joint Camp educates patients and their families about what to expect before, during and after joint replacement surgery. Learn more about Lake Regional Orthopedics' Total Joint Camp.

Home Health Care - After total joint replacement, you may be discharged with home health care. Learn more about the advantages of home health care.

Arthroscopic Surgery

Orthopedic surgeons use arthroscopy to visualize, diagnose and treat problems inside a joint. During an arthroscopic examination, the surgeon makes a small incision in the patient’s skin and inserts pencil-sized instruments that contain a small lens and lighting system. In many cases, the surgeon can repair or correct the problem during the same procedure.

Common Joint and Bone Diagnoses
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Fracture and dislocation
Hip and knee
  • Knee ligament tear (ACL, MCL, PCL)
  • Patellofemoral knee syndromes
  • Meniscal (cartilage) tears
  • Hip arthroscopy 
Shoulder and Elbow
  • Impingement
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Labrum tears, instability
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Golfer elbow (medial epicondylitis)
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)

Many foot problems are caused by aging, diabetes, poor circulation or trauma. Lake Regional Podiatry specializes in diagnosing and treating foot and ankle disorders using anthroscopic and reconstructive surgery, and preventing amputation. We commonly treat:

Get Hip to Hana®

"The hana® orthopedic surgical table enables us to replace the hip through a single, anterior incision without having to detach pelvis or femur muscle," said Orthopedic Surgeon Rick Walker, D.O. "And, because we're able to take X-rays during the procedure, we can ensure a precise fit of all components."

In addition to hip anthroplasty, the hana® table can be used for knee procedures, including total knee replacement. Unlike a conventional table, the hana® is exceptionally maneuverable and allows for precise control of patient position and manipulation.

"Patients who undergo procedures on the hana® table generally recover faster and experience less post operative discomfort and scarring," Dr. Walker says. "In addition, they often are able to more freely bend their hip and bear full weight immediately or very soon after surgery."

 Watch a video about the benefits of the hana® table.