Pardee Orthopedic Center of Excellence is ranked among the top 10% in the nation for overall orthopedic services in 2013 by Healthgrades®. Our top-rated orthopedic program includes joint surgeries for the hip, knee, shoulder and other orthopedic surgeries, as well as comprehensive prehabilitation and rehabilitation programs. With board-certified physicians and highly-trained support staff, the Pardee Orthopedic Center of Excellence gives orthopedic patients access to the most advanced surgical techniques that lead to faster recovery times.
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Total hip replacement is a common procedure that involves removing the head of the thighbone (femur) and replacing the ball-and-socket mechanism of the hip with artificial implants. More than 90 percent of hip replacements last for 10 years or more. Pain and mobility improve after hip replacement, allowing patients to maintain their independence and quality of life.
Total knee replacement (arthroplasty) is a surgery that is performed for severe degeneration of the knee joint. More than 300,000 people undergo the procedure each year. Knees wear out for a variety of reasons, including inflammation from arthritis, injury or simple wear and tear. A knee replacement is the resurfacing of the worn out surfaces of the knee. Minimally invasive total knee arthroplasty is one method of performing a knee replacement that uses a smaller incision that is only four to six inches long, meaning that potentially there will be less damage to the tissue around the knee.
Shoulder replacement (arthroplasty) may be recommended if arthritis or degenerative joint disease makes your shoulder stiff and painful or if the upper arm bone is fractured so badly that tissue death may result. Shoulder replacement surgery replaces damaged surfaces with artificial parts (prostheses).
Although hip, knee and shoulder surgery make up a good percentage of what we provide, surgery to the foot, ankle, wrist and hand, and spine surgeries are performed on a regular basis.
This program is designed to build up your flexibility and overall physical condition, as well as to strengthen muscles in the specific surgery site, prior to joint surgery in order to facilitate your recovery. Joint Surgery Prehab sessions are held at the Pardee Rehab and Wellness Center.
The program can:
Ask your physician to refer you to the program at least six (6) weeks before your operation is scheduled. You will be evaluated for wellness and fitness by a Pardee licensed physical therapist. A program of aerobic, strengthening and stretching exercises will be designed especially for you. You will also receive education on a variety of topics relating to your rehabilitation and wellness. We suggest you participate in 17 sessions — three per week — which will help you prepare physically for your operation.
Your insurance will be billed for your initial physical therapy evaluation. The conditioning sessions are not covered by insurance and will be billed to you at a nominal fee per session.
Dr. Brooks graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his medical degree from Duke University and completed his internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Dr. Brooks is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and specializes in general orthopedic surgery, shoulder surgery, hip and knee surgery, sports medicine and total joint replacements.
Dr. Hall received her medical degree from the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine in Worcester and completed her orthopedic surgery residency at Bronx Lebanon Hospital. She also spent a year at the Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute in New York for a Shoulder Fellowship. She is board-certified by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Dr. Hicks graduated from Davidson College with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He received his medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and completed his internship at the University of Tennessee Department of Surgery in Memphis. Dr. Hicks completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Campbell Clinic and completed a combined orthopedic and neurosurgical spine surgery fellowship at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Dr. Hicks specializes in spinal disorders as well as general orthopedic surgery. He has special interests in spinal degenerative disease, lumbar and cervical stenosis, minimally invasive care and fracture management. He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Lilly is a graduate of Davidson College. He received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Duke University School of Medicine. After residency, he spent one year as an Otto E. Aufranc Fellow at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, Mass., specializing in total joint replacement. He currently serves as an assistant consulting professor at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Lilly specializes in general orthopedic surgery, sports medicine and total joint replacement. He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Mackel received his medical degree and completed his orthopedic residency at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Mackel is a member of the Henderson County Medical Society, Buncombe County Medical Society and the North Carolina Medical Society.
Dr. Mangone received his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency at Emory Affiliated Hospitals. He then went on to complete his Fellowship in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery at the Center for Orthopedic Care in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is board-certified in Orthopedic Surgery and a candidate for membership in the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Mangone specializes in general orthopedic surgery and foot and ankle surgery.
Dr. Napoli completed his undergraduate studies in Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before receiving his medical at the State University of New York Health Sciences Center in Brooklyn. He completed a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, followed by a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa. He specializes in non-surgical as well surgical care of problems of the hand, wrist, arm and elbow, as well as fracture care. Dr. Napoli is board-certified in Orthopedic Surgery and an active member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.