OCH Orthopedic Center
OCH knows orthopedics. Make OCH your home for orthopedic care. Our beloved surgeons, nurses, and therapists know the healing power of personal attention.
OCH Orthopedic Center provides complete musculoskeletal care using advanced surgical techniques to Starkville and the surrounding communities. Dr. Chad Williams, Dr. Todd Smith, and their staff provide a full range of services in the prevention, diagnosis, and medical and surgical treatment of skeletal, joint, and muscular injury and disease. Through the OCH sports medicine program, athletes can get access to a provider often on the same day when an injury occurs.
A member of the American Osteopathic Association and the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, Dr. Williams is board-certified in orthopedics. He is especially interested in anterior hip reconstruction surgery and is the only surgeon in the Golden Triangle trained to perform it. Click here for more information about this procedure.
Dr. Todd Smith is board-certified in orthopedics, as well as sports medicine. He is especially interested in advanced shoulder and knee procedures and is proficient in meniscal transplants.
Dr. Williams and Dr. Smith treat a variety of conditions including:
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- ACL, MCL & PCL injuries
- tennis elbow
- trigger finger
- hammer toe
- broken bones & stress fractures
- ganglion cysts
- plantar fascitis
- rotator cuff injuries
- total joint replacement
401 Hospital Rd.
Starkville, MS 39759
Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – Noon
Refill requests should be made Monday - Thursday. Please allow ample time for narcotic refills to be considered for approval and processed. Strict prescribing guidelines exist and must be followed.
The clinic will notify you the day before surgery of the time you are to report to the hospital. REMEMBER, nothing to eat or drink after midnight the morning before your procedure. If you develop any redness, fever, rashes on the limb (or in other places) needing surgery, the procedure may be cancelled.
At discharge, ask questions. Your nurse and discharge team are there for you. Ask your nurse to go over your medicines. It is important to make sure you are on the right ones at discharge.
Call immediately if you experience numbness, limb coldness or an acute change in limb function. Notify the clinic if you have increasing pain, changes in skin color, drainage on your dressing, foul odor or pressing concerns.
In addition to pain medicine, ice and elevation often help with post-operative pain. If a home exercise program (HEP) was given to you, follow it as instructed.
Please call us if you have a concern. Try to avoid going straight to the emergency department unless you feel that it is an emergency. Often times many issues can be addressed by the home health service or with a quick phone call with our staff. You may also call the surgical floor at OCH Regional Medical Center at 662-615-3260. The nurses can be a great resource for questions. Unnecessary emergency room visits clog the system for those truly needing it.
Do not get surgical incisions wet or dirty until approved by your provider.
Constipation often happens after general anesthesia and surgery. Starting soon after surgery, taking an over the counter medicine such as Pericolace can help.
Swelling after an extremity procedure is common. Often elevation will help. You are to leave the dressing on unless instructed otherwise, but you can loosen any wraps (like an ACE wrap) if you feel they are too constrictive.
Do NOT get a tattoo until approved. Yes, we know, but it has happened and an infection occurred.
Some drainage on your surgical dressing may be seen. There should not be active oozing that soils your bed or clothing. If so, please call.
Physical therapy will most likely be needed and will be ordered by your provider. If this is prescribed or recommended, please attend. It is part of your care.
Our staff will assist with any paperwork that may be needed to document that you were under our care. These documents can be time consuming for our staff and fees may apply. Please give these documents to our staff as soon as possible.
Access your personal health records online.
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