State-of-the-Art Patient Services
We proudly provide state-of-the-art orthopaedic services for all of our patients to assist them with their orthopaedic needs. We strive to continue to use the latest technology and processes to better serve our patients. Below are some of our services:
Our in-house fluoroscope is an imaging scanner intensifier with radiographic (x-ray) capabilities that are used primarily for fluoroscopic imaging during surgical, orthopedic, critical care, and emergency care procedures. Fluoroscopic imaging consists of an X-ray source and fluorescent screen between which a patient is placed. Learn more +
Single Portal Scope
This in-office, minimally invasive, arthroscopic procedure incorporates a disposable optical needle with fully integrated camera that allows real time diagnosis of patient joint injuries through a handheld tablet. Not only is this useful for diagnosis, it also contains a fully integrated lumen (port), making it possible to provide pain medication to the area using the same device. Learn more +
Nerve Conduction & Electromyogram (EMG) Studies
Our in-house nerve conduction and electromyogram (EMG) studies are non-invasive and often done together to determine if a nerve is functioning normally. This determination is done by stimulating the nerve with a low-level electrical current at various places along the nerve pathway, which will assist the physician in assessing the specific site and type of the injury. Learn more about EMG +
Our in-house ultrasound test is a diagnostic, non-invasive exam that allows high-resolution, real-time image evaluation of anatomical structures such as muscles, tendons and ligaments. Learn more +
We utilize digital radiology for enhanced efficiency and communication between patient and doctor, incorporating a secure digital file delivery system to quickly route x-rays to the respective locations for a faster and more comprehensive analysis. Our board certified and fellowship trained radiologists work exclusively with orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions.
Panhandle Orthopaedics offers exceptional, in-house physical therapy to our valued patients. Whether they require this service as part of their post-operative therapy, occupational therapy or sports rehabilitation, our board certified therapists are committed to providing comprehensive physical therapy services with the goal of facilitating a speedy and full recovery.
Some of the PT services we offer:
Post-operative rehabilitation, sports rehabilitation and enhancement, recovery from a motor vehicle accident, instruction in recovery from injury, personalized program to get to the source of and resolve chronic pain, ergonomic and correct lifting technique instruction, and others.
Specialized PT services we offer include:
Soft tissue therapy including Trigger Point Release, Graston IASTM Technique, Myofascial Release, Vestibular Rehab (Crestview location only) for Balance issues and Dizziness, Exercise Prescription, and Rocabados TMJ instruction (Panama City Beach Location only).
Interventional Pain Management
Interventional pain management utilizes special procedures to treat and manage pain. Some of the procedures that we utilize may include radiofrequency ablation; an injection of an anesthetic or steroid around joints, tendons, or muscles; or spinal cord stimulation. These techniques are extremely helpful to patients with chronic head, neck or low back pain, in addition to post-traumatic and post-surgical pain.
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
RFA is a minimally invasive procedure, using x-ray guidance and a needle with an electrode, where an electrical current produced by a radio wave is used to heat up a small area of nerve tissue, thereby decreasing pain signals from that area. Learn more +
We employ leading-edge technology, such as MSK Ultrasound and C-Arm Fluoroscopy to provide pinpoint accuracy of medicated injections such as epidural, facet joint and sacroiliac joint. Learn more about specific injections at orthoinfo.org +
We utilize the Triton DTS Spinal Decompression Therapy Table for immediate and long-term relief of neck or back pain, and/or referred pain to arms or legs. The therapy table can be used for cervical or lumbar decompression and incorporates customizable programs targeted to an individual?s personal needs. Learn more +
Durable Medical Equipment (DME)
Durable medical equipment (such as Splints, Casts or Braces) may sometimes be needed for musculoskeletal injuries or conditions.Our quality DME items will assist patients with proper rehabilitation and/or prevent further damage of a condition or injury.
In most instances, patients can conveniently fill their prescriptions before they leave the office through our in-house pharmacy. It's quick and hassle-free.