Staffed with highly trained surgeons, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and numerous support personnel, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) continues to provide its patients with the latest advancements in orthopedics.
The Orthopedic Center utilizes cutting-edge technology, including ultrasound-guided injections and digital x-rays, and offers the latest advancements in procedures, such as direct anterior hip replacements, partial knee replacements, shoulder replacements, anatomic ACL surgery, fracture care and arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Total hip and knee replacements and revision hip and knee replacements are also offered.
Additional orthopedic services available at PMC include hand surgery, orthopedic trauma, sports medicine and podiatry.
PMC has been voted one of the Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Orthopedics by WomenCertified numerous times.
Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery in Orthopedic Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine – Subspecialty
Matthew McCammon, D.P.M.
Foot & Ankle Surgeon
Anbu K. Nadar, MD
Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Kevin Pugh, MD
Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery in Orthopedic Surgery
John Riehl, MD
Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon
Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery in Orthopedic Surgery – Dr. Riehl attended California Lutheran University where he majored in biochemistry and molecular biology and graduated with honors.
Mariano E. Rivera, D.P.M.
Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery – Specializing in Foot/Ankle Deformities, Bunions & Hammer Toes, Plantar Fascitis/Heel Pain, Limb Salvage, Lower Extremity & Diabetic Wound Care, Foot & Ankle Trauma, Diabetic Foot Care, Pediatric Patients
Devesh Sharma, MD
Board Certified by the American Board of American Board of Surgery in Surgery – General and Surgery of the Hand – Subspecialty
Jamie Varney, MD
Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine in Family Medicine – General, and Sports Medicine – Subspecialty
Muscle Sparing Direct Anterior Total Hip Replacement
MRI Custom Fit Total Knee Replacement
Treatment of Fractures
Evaluation and Correction of Limb Length Discrepancy
Knocked Knee and Bow-Leg Deformities
Developmental and Post-Traumatic Limb Deformity
Trigger Thumb or Finger
Other Routine Orthopedic Pathology
Nail & Fingertip Injuries
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
de Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
Congenital Problems (Syndactyly/Polydactyly)
Treatment of Arthritis and Chronic Overuse Syndromes
Sports Physicals and Clearance to Play
PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) announces it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for certifications in total hip replacement, total knee replacement and hip fracture. PMC is the only hospital in Kentucky to have attained all three of these certifications, which demonstrates the hospital’s commitment to providing a quality orthopedic program.
To obtain the certifications, PMC recently underwent a rigorous two-day onsite review that evaluated the skills and knowledge of PMC orthopedic surgeons, nurses and physical therapists in the care of hip replacement, knee replacement and hip fracture patients.
“These certifications show that our patient outcomes and our standards of treatment exceed national guidelines according to The Joint Commission,” said orthopedic surgeon Kevin Pugh, MD. “Very few hospitals receive this accreditation for hip and knee replacement as well as in hip fracture care, so we consider this a great honor and look forward to expanding our program. There is no reason to travel away from home for quality orthopedic care.”
Orthopedic Surgeon Keith Hall, MD, agrees. “Having The Joint Commission certifications shows that PMC patients are provided with care as good as what can be found in any larger city. We are committed to high-quality care and go above and beyond for our patients.”
Using state-of-the-art technology, PMC offers cutting-edge orthopedic surgeries including anterior hip replacement, partial knee replacement, hip revision and knee revision.
An extensive education program, known as Joint Camp, is offered to patients preparing to undergo hip or knee replacement surgery. During Joint Camp, PMC healthcare professionals discuss what patients can expect before, during and after surgery. The goal of Joint Camp is to better prepare patients for surgery and allow for better surgical outcomes.
An orthopedic coordinator provides support to patients through the entire surgical process and even makes phone calls to check on patients after they have been discharged from the hospital.
As a result of being certified by The Joint Commission, orthopedic patients not only benefit from extensive education and support but they also receive standardized care. PMC’s Orthopedic Leadership Team – a multidisciplinary group of physicians, healthcare professionals and other key staff – meets regularly to discuss best practices for patients. The hospital is continuously evaluating and making improvements to its orthopedic program, further elevating patient care.
PMC helps restore patient’s lifestyle
ALL SMILES: Walter Wilson, pictured with Dr. Pugh, praised PMC for the excellent care he received during a recent knee replacement surgery. The 70-year-old South Williamson resident is now fully recovered and back to his active lifestyle.
PIKEVILLE — At 70 years old, Walter Wilson is an active grandfather of five, who is enjoying life with less pain than ever before thanks to knee replacement surgery performed at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC).
Dr. Kevin Pugh, PMC Orthopedic Surgeon, performed a partial knee replacement on Wilson in March.
Partial knee replacements are less invasive than total knee replacements and involve replacing only the damaged section of the knee. On average, Dr. Pugh performs between 350-400 total and partial knee replacements per year.
“Patients with issues limited to only one part of the knee may be candidates for partial knee replacement,” said Dr. Pugh. “In partial knee replacement, we conserve all of the natural ligaments of the knee, which in turn makes for a quicker recovery and a much more normal feeling knee.”
“I am very pleased with my surgery experience and outcome,” said Wilson. “During my visits and hospital stay at PMC, I never felt like a number, but rather received friendly care as well as professional treatment.”
After his father died at only 54 years old, Wilson knew he needed to exercise and lose weight to lead a healthier lifestyle.
He began walking and running and eventually started running marathons. On an average week, Wilson would run 35 miles. On training weeks, he would run up to 50 miles. Slowly, after undergoing surgery for a meniscus repair, he started experiencing knee pain.
“Runners are always hurting, always battling some type of pain, but the pain got so bad that I eventually didn’t even enjoy walking anymore,” said Wilson.
He continued to stay as active as possible by mowing the grass, weed eating and doing home repairs. It wasn’t until after an accident at home that his pain became unbearable.
“I was working on the roof, slid off and landed on my right leg,” said Wilson. “I could tell my knee was hurt, but I continued to work around the house as much as possible because my knee would just hurt and drive me crazy as soon as I stopped working. I finally called my doctor and told him it was time to get serious and X-ray my knees.”
The X-rays revealed bone-on-bone in both knees. He needed a referral to see an orthopedist and when given the choice, he chose Dr. Pugh.
“I’d done my research and talked with several people and felt most comfortable going to Dr. Pugh as opposed to traveling out of state,” said Wilson. “I’d heard great things about him and knew he had the experience I could trust.”
Wilson, now retired, has extensive experience working in the medical field as a therapist, administrator and rehabilitation counselor.
He spent years working with and developing systems of care for spinal cord injury rehabilitation, which led to tremendous interaction with all levels of medical and orthopedic care.
“I just wanted to share from my heart and background experience what I saw at PMC,” said Wilson. “While this surgery and hospital was new to me, I was impressed with many aspects. One significant observation being the smooth flow of care, from initial assessment to the day of surgery, beginning with valet parking and going all the way to discharge. Yes, I was anxious about the surgery, but every step along the way was well-managed, caring, relaxing and seemed to flow very well. All the staff was friendly and knew their job well.”
Now, only three months post-surgery, Wilson has made a full recovery and no longer suffers from debilitating knee pain. He credits his successful recovery to weekly home visits from PMC’s physical and occupational therapists.
“The physical and occupational therapists from PMC’s Home Health came to my house three times a week for two weeks and helped me so much,” said Wilson. “They checked my vitals, answered any questions I had and gave me the support I needed to heal properly. I was outside three weeks after surgery, mowing the grass again, working around my house, being active.”
Wilson continued, “The entire PMC team did a great job and I want to express my sincere appreciation for that. Everyone from Dr. Pugh and his Orthopedic team all the way to valet, pre-op, recovery room, home health, and physical and occupational therapy made me feel at ease and well cared for during my time at PMC, and that is an invaluable experience.”
Wilson plans on returning to PMC in November to have surgery on his shoulder and again in February to repair his other knee.
For more information about orthopedic services offered at PMC, call 606-218-3500.
To schedule a physician appointment, call 606-430-2206.
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PMC has nine specially trained physicians for orthopedic services. These board-certified specialists work together to provide the most advanced care for the region. The Orthopedic Center earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal for Approval in total hip replacement, total knee replacement, and hip fracture. PMC is the only hospital in KY to have attained all