OPEN HOUSE: Troy Regional shows off new orthopedics, sports medicine clinic

Published 3:00 am Friday, February 8, 2019

Dr. Robert Liljeberg has been providing orthopedics and sports medicine service in Troy for five years, but now he’ll be doing it in an even better clinic.

Troy Regional Medical center and the Pike County Chamber of Commerce held an open house for the clinic Thursday, showing of the new space including the addition of  x-ray capabilities in-clinic.

“I’ve been here five years, but I had been practicing across the driveway there,” Liljeberg said. “We just moved in here in January. Previously, patients had to go over to the hospital to have x-rays done. Having the ability to perform the x-rays here saves time and saves a visit. A lot of times people come here because they are in pain and it’s hard for them to have to leave here and then go to the hospital.”

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Basically, Liljeberg said his office works with the pathology of the bones and joints, helping with injuries such as an meniscal tears in the knee, arthritis of the hip or shoulder, or carpal tunnel.

Liljeberg has made use of one particular hallway to highlight patients who have had “life-changing surgeries” with their photos framed on the “Hall of Champions.”

Karen Farrar is the first person pictured along the wall. As she met back with Liljeberg at the open house, she joked that her picture could truly be displayed on the wall twice.

“Years ago I was told that all the cartilage in my knees was gone,” Farrar said. “I went to a doctor in Birmingham and my husband told me to come see Dr. Liljeberg for a second opinion. He really wanted to take care of me and we first tried a conservative way, but it was not working any more so we did a ‘total knee’ on my left knee. Four months later it worked so well I did it again on my right knee. Before the surgeries, my knees would catch. It’s huge that I could bend my knee that far and enjoy time with my grandson. My goal is to be able to do that a lot of years down the road.”

In addition to the new facilities, Liljeberg said he also has hired Jessica Pearlstein as a Physician’s Assistant.

“She really impresses with her skills and level of knowledge,” Liljeberg said. “We’ve been able to increase the amount of patients we can see and we can see them in a more timely manner now.”