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Orthopedics - About Orthopedics

Sibley Institute of Bone & Joint Health

What is Orthopedic Care?

Orthopedic medicine provides highly specialized evaluation and treatment of the entire musculoskeletal system including bones, ligaments, tendons, joints, muscles and nerves—everything that allows you to move, work and be active.
Orthopedic conditions are often successfully treated non-surgically, using treatments such as physical therapy, designed to ease pain, restore movement, delay progress of musculoskeletal disease and prevent injury. Surgery is an important alternative to treat conditions that are not amenable or  responsive to non-operative treatment. But whatever orthopedic needs you have, Sibley provides a comprehensive approach to your care.

What is the best way to access Orthopedic Care?

Because orthopedic injuries are often acute, prompt evaluation and treatment is often sought through the emergency room.  Our emergency room physicians are experienced and well trained to evaluate and triage your injury so that you receive timely and expert care.
In a non-emergency situation, evaluation and treatment is best provided in the privacy and comfort of your orthopedists' office.  We can help you identify expert orthopedists by calling our Physician Referral Hotline at 1-855-JHM-3939 (1-855-546-3939).

Sibley is the Recognized DC-Area Leader in Orthopedics

Each year, thousands of DC-area residents receive their non-surgical orthopedic care, including physical therapy, exercise and other rehabilitation services, from Sibley’s Center for Rehabilitation Medicine.  

Orthopedic Surgeons

Orthopedic surgeons evaluate and manage problems of the musculoskeletal system including:
  • Diagnosis of your injury or disorder
  • Treatment using medication, exercise, surgery and other treatment plans

State-Of-The-Art Technology

Sibley Memorial Hospital is the area leader in implementing advanced medical technology in its operating suites, including high-definition video technology, robotics and minimally invasive surgical techniques. Experienced surgical personnel work together with leading surgeons to provide consistent, excellent surgical care.

Contact the Sibley Institute of Bone & Joint Health at 202-660-MOVE (6683). 


Orthopedic Classes

For information about Joint Replacement Pre-Operative classes, contact Suzanne Honchalk, R.N, MSN, ONC, Nurse Navigator at or at 202-537-4144.

Or, watch a recording of a recent seminar on knee replacement with Sibley's Randall J. Lewis, M.D.
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