Our philosophy on treating patients with arthritis is that before considering surgery, all patients should try a comprehensive approach to non-surgical treatment. Those who fail to find success with conservative treatment and elect to have surgery are thoroughly evaluated with respect to general health, lifestyle, living situation and occupation before the doctor and patient choose the appropriate surgery.
Dr. Hepner and Dr. Formaini have trained at some of the best orthopedic hospitals in the country. In addition, their treatment techniques are on the leading edge, utilizing progressive programs designed to achieve optimal results with physician and patient working as a team toward the goal of full recovery.
When surgery is necessary to correct an orthopedic disorder or injury, ACMH Hospital has state-of the-art operating rooms. Equipped with the most advanced instrumentation and equipment, these operating rooms are staffed by highly-trained professionals who assist Dr. Hepner and Dr. Formaini during surgery, and monitor patients in the recovery room. If surgery is recommended, the operative plan and the recovery process are thoroughly explained to the patient by the physician.
Physical rehabilitation is an integral part of successful recovery, whether it is used as the primary treatment for a disorder or follows a surgical procedure to enhance the healing process. With this in mind, physical therapists (along with the doctors) design individual exercise programs for each patient so that optimum recovery is achieved as soon as possible.