There’s a lot to love about living in Ely. There’s the natural beauty of untouched wilderness, the area’s rich culture and history—and a family-friendly community that many have called home for generations. Of course, living in a smaller town sometimes means needing to travel a bit further for things. Thankfully, when it comes to expert orthopaedic services, the specialty care you need is right here at Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital.
Dr. Sam Harms of Orthopaedic Associates of Duluth sees patients at EBCH so people don’t need to travel for specialized orthopaedic care. Dr. Harms is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with a sub-specialty in sports medicine. He utilizes EBCH’s state-of-the-art facilities to provide comprehensive care—from evaluation and diagnosis—to treatments, select procedures and follow-up visits—at EBCH where it’s closer for patients and their families.
What is orthopaedic care?
Orthopaedic doctors are trained in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons. They treat a number of conditions, from the ordinary to the rare, and see patients of all ages and stages of life.
Who needs orthopaedic care?
When bone or joint pain impacts your movement and quality of life, getting the right care can make all the difference. From student athletes with sports injuries to older adults who need help to maintain their balance and mobility, orthopaedic specialists can help patients recover from injuries, regain motion after an illness and reclaim an overall more active—less painful—quality of life.
Expert care without leaving the area
Getting the proper orthopaedic care can involve an initial time commitment (of course, the results are well worth the time and effort). Often, there is an initial evaluation and diagnosis, with appointments that follow for treatments or a procedure and follow-up visits until the conclusion of your care. When you factor in the need to travel out of the area for appointments, the overall time investment could be much greater than the medical care alone.
At EBCH, people can access advanced orthopaedic care where it’s comfortable, convenient and familiar. Dr. Harms utilizes the EBCH campus for evaluation, treatments, procedures and follow-up care; patients have the advantage of specialty care coming to them. People can spend time healing—not on traveling to and from appointments—and receive complete care where it’s closer for them—and their families.
The full range of orthopaedic services at EBCH includes:
• Hip, knee, shoulder and joint replacement surgery
• Sports medicine
• Fracture care: splinting and casting
• Arthritis and carpal tunnel treatments
Get moving and stop hurting
It can be easy to put off care for orthopaedic pain. Maybe you’ve resigned yourself to live with the pain or made accommodations for the things that are difficult to do. Perhaps the thought of traveling to a larger city for care is a deterrent. Unfortunately, waiting not only impacts your quality of life, but your pain or condition could worsen and complicate the existing issue or even create additional problems over time. Take the first step—it’s closer than you think. Get the orthopaedic care you need at EBCH.