Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

  • Arthrography
    A type of X-ray used to examine a joint, such as the knee or hip, when standard X-rays are not adequate.

  • Arthroplasty
    A surgical procedure to restore the integrity and function of a joint through resurfacing of the bone or with an artificial joint.

  • Arthroscopy for Injuries to the Joints
    A minimally invasive diagnostic and treatment procedure used for injuries to a joint.

  • Biopsy
    A biopsy is a procedure performed to remove tissue or cells from the body for examination under a microscope.

  • CT Scan
    A series of X-rays that can be used to visualize nearly all parts of the body in 3-D is known as a CT scan.

  • Endoscopic Treatments
    Our Gastroenterology & Hepatology specialists offer Endoscopic Treatments as a part of our Comprehensive Weight Management Center.

  • Fluoroscopy
    Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique that uses X-rays to obtain real-time moving images that is especially useful for guiding a variety of diagnostic and interventional procedures.

  • Hip Replacement Surgery
    Surgery to replace the hip may be required if you have a serious hip fracture, arthritis or your joint has degenerated due to repetitive wear and tear.

  • Hip Resurfacing
    Hip resurfacing surgery is a procedure that can offer you a tremendous advantage to hip replacement: it can restore full hip functioning while preserving as much of the bone area as possible.

  • Joint Aspiration
    Our physicians use joint aspiration to determine if you have gout, various types of arthritis or joint infection.

  • Knee Ligament Repair
    The surgery to correct a torn knee ligament involves replacing the ligament with a piece of healthy tendon.

  • Knee Replacement Surgery
    During knee replacement surgery, only the surface of the joint is removed; the arthritic ends of the bones are shaved off and replaced with new metal and plastic surfaces.

  • Laminectomy
    If you are experiencing back pain so severe that it interferes with your quality of life and you and your physician have exhausted other medical treatments that have proven ineffective, you may be a candidate for a laminectomy.

  • MRI
    Our specialists often use advanced MRI technology to obtain visual detail of organs and tissues to help detect many conditions.

  • Microsurgery
    Today, through microsurgery, our surgeons are able to repair the smallest of blood vessels, transfer tissue from one part of the body to another and reattach severed parts.

  • Myelogram
    A myelogram, also known as myelography, is performed to assess the spinal cord, subarachnoid space or other structures for abnormalities, particularly when another type of examination, such as a standard X-ray, is inconclusive.

  • Rotator Cuff Repair
    If the rotator cuff, one of the most important parts of the shoulder, is injured, it may need to be repaired with surgery.

  • Ultrasound
    An ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to look at organs and structures inside the body, including the heart, blood vessels, kidneys and liver.