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Pain relief for every bone, joint and muscle in your body

The comprehensive continuum of services provided by Virtua's Musculoskeletal Institute offers pain relief from your neck, shoulders and back to your hips, legs and ankles. This is the region's most complete program with everything from wellness and fitness to advanced minimally invasive surgery, physical therapy and rehabilitation. It's an advanced level of care that has been nationally recognized: The Orthopaedic Centers of Excellence at Virtua Memorial and Virtua Marlton were first in the Northeast to earn Joint Commission certification* for total joint replacement care. And Virtua's Spine Program is the region's only program to earn Joint Commission certification for spine care excellence.

Virtua is a leader in minimally invasive surgery and an international teaching site for minimally invasive knee surgery. And each year, Virtua surgeons perform thousands of minimally invasive procedures for the spine, hip, elbow, shoulder and wrist —surgeons who have earned their fellowships at the country's leading institutions including the Mayo Clinic, Harvard's Massachusetts General Hospital and New England Baptist Hospital.

For total knee or hip replacement, Virtua's breadth and depth of experience and expertise is unmatched in the region.

Healing the spine
Virtua's dedicated spine panel of surgeons provides clinical care by both orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons, offering advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques and the latest technologies such as artificial disc replacement. Intensive, non-surgical pain management is also part of its nationally recognized program and includes epidural steroid or nerve-root bloc, trigger point injections, acupuncture, anti-inflammatory medications, analgesics, oral steroids and pulsed radio frequency therapy.

Soothing weekend-warrior aches and carpal tunnel pain
Virtua's sports medicine physicians treat it all: from sports-related to work-related injuries. Fellowship trained sports medicine surgeons perform arthroscopic procedures and specialized procedures for fractures related to osteoporosis, as well as carpal tunnel syndrome. Some procedures, such as anterior cruciate ligament and shoulder repair, can be performed as same day surgery at our affiliated surgery centers, which include Summit Surgical Center, Vantage Surgery Center, Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center and opening in Spring 2008, Advanced Surgical Institute in Washington Township.

At Virtua's William G. Rohrer Center for HealthFitness, athletes ages 14 and up, can participate in the Center for Athletic Performance, which uses a scientifically based system to train an athlete's mind and body for peak performance.

*One of the country's leading hospital accreditation organizations

Call 1-888-Virtua- 3 to make an appointment with a member of Virtua's Musculoskeletal Institute team:
  • Degreed fitness trainers
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Occupational therapists
  • Orthopaedic surgeons
  • Physical therapists
  • Rheumatologists
  • Spine surgeons
  • Sports medicine physicians
Virtua's Musculoskeletal Institute Services:
As one of New Jersey’s largest health systems, Virtua helps people be well, get well and stay well through a comprehensive range of health care services. Services are delivered through three health and wellness centers, three fitness centers, four acute care hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices with more than 240 physicians, urgent care centers, seven ambulatory surgery centers, home health services, two long-term care and rehabilitation centers, 12 paramedic units and a wide range of outpatient services. A leader in maternal and child health services, Virtua delivers more than 8,000 babies a year. Virtua also provides employment and wellness services to 1,700 businesses and corporations. An innovator in clinical and information technology such as electronic medical records, Virtua is recognized for its ground-breaking partnerships with GE Healthcare, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Fox Chase Cancer Center. It is the official orthopedic provider for the Philadelphia Flyers. Virtua employs more than 8,400 people and has been honored as the #1 Best Place to Work in the Delaware Valley for seven consecutive years. It is the recipient of the Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation. For more information, visit  www.virtua.org or www.virtuabroadcastnetwork.org.