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107 6th Ave SW, Ronan, MT 59864

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Located in Western Montana
107 6th Ave SW, Ronan, MT 59864

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Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

St. Luke Community Healthcare is proud to serve a community that has long embraced the great outdoors that includes hiking, skiing and other athletic pursuits. Our Orthopedics and Sports Medicine practitioners offer an impressive array of special skills to take care of your musculoskeletal problems, whether it’s a broken limb or sprain, joint replacement, optimizing your athletic performance or any orthopedic surgery, whether major or minor.

Unexpected injuries can happen when you are doing just about anything. That’s why we offer same-day sports medicine appointments for the athlete in all of us. Whether your sore shoulder comes from painting the house or pitching a no-hitter, we’re here to provide a fast, accurate diagnosis and a treatment plan that gets you back in the game … whatever your game may be.

Common sports injuries we treat include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Minor dislocations
  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Torn ligaments
  • Injured tendons

We can also provide an initial assessment to determine your orthopedic needs.

Anterior Approach Hip Replacement

People experiencing hip pain that makes it difficult to do the things they want or need to do should seek medical assistance to help maintain their quality of life.

Hip replacement surgery may become an option to consider when nonsurgical treatments such as medication, physical therapy, and walking aids are no longer effective.

What is anterior hip replacement surgery?

Anterior hip replacement surgery is a procedure to replace the worn ends of the bones in the hip joint caused by osteoarthritis. Traditional hip surgery uses a “posterior” approach, which cuts through the muscles in the buttock to access the hip joint. The anterior hip replacement procedure involves the surgeon making an incision through the front of the hip, rather than the back.

Anterior hip surgery allows the surgeon to move the muscles aside rather than cutting through them. This creates less damage and trauma to the soft issues around the hip, allowing for a shorter recovery period. This approach also lowers the risk of dislocating the new prosthesis because the muscles used to support the hip joint remain intact and strong.

Accelerated Recovery Period

Anterior hip surgery also results in less pain after surgery for the patient, fewer restrictions and resumption of walking without assistance in a few weeks. In most cases, patients can get back to their normal activities very quickly.

Other Conditions Treated:

  • Joint pain
  • Shoulder/hip/knee arthritis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Elbow injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Trigger finger
  • Knee injuries
  • ACL tears
  • Meniscus tears
  • Tendonitis and bursitis
  • Hip fractures
  • Wrist fractures
  • Ankle fractures


  • Joint injections
  • Joint replacement
  • Shoulder and knee arthroscopy
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • ACL reconstruction
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Trigger finger release

To make an appointment with St. Luke Community Orthopedic Clinic, or to see if you are a candidate for a hip replacement or any of our other services call (406) 528-5580.

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