Services/Specialties Overview



Although Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital has a great deal in common with Hughston Clinic and thus offers an unusual depth of care in orthopaedic disciplines, it is not solely an orthopaedic hospital. Surgeons from Hughston Clinic and elsewhere perform a wide range of general surgical procedures in our state-of-the-art operating suites.


Within orthopaedics, the hospital has five specialty departments:

Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital Orthopaedics



Orthopaedists at Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital specialize in treatment of injuries and diseases of your body’s musculoskeletal system. This complex system includes your bones and soft tissue including joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. While all of our orthopaedic surgeons are familiar with all aspects of the musculoskeletal system, most are specialized in one or more areas, including:



Among the conditions that can affect the hand are injuries such as fractures, sports injuries such as mallet or “baseball finger” diseases and syndromes such as carpal tunnel and degenerative joint conditions such as arthritis among many others.



Common spinal conditions treated at Hughston include herniated disc, osteoporosis, scoliosis in children and kyphosis in adults and pain in the lower back, neck and sciatica.


Total Joint

Total joint replacement involves removing and replacing a damaged or arthritic joint with an artificial joint, called a prosthesis. Hughston orthopaedic surgeons have significant training and experience – as well as hundreds of successful outcomes – in total joint replacement for the hip, shoulder and knee.


Sports medicine

Hughston physicians have been at the forefront of sports medicine since its inception. The doctors who specialize in this area do thousands of procedures a year in addition to orthopaedic research in the field. Sports medicine encompasses a wide range of injuries and conditions, including damage to ligaments, cartilage or the meniscus of the knee. Injuries to the shoulder often involve tears in the tendon or rotator cuff, but also include dislocation, separation or painful conditions such as tennis elbow.



Hughston orthopaedic trauma specialists are knowledgeable and experienced in treating trauma patients with fractures, dislocations and injuries to ligaments, muscles, tendons and cartilage. Using a team approach, we provide a continuum of care from initial stabilization in our 24-hour emergency room, to surgical intervention if required, hospital care and rehabilitation.