We have many skilled orthopedic surgeons on our medical staff who perform a wide range of procedures. An orthopedic surgeon is concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat trauma, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders. Some common surgical procedures include:
Arthroscopy (knees, shoulders and ankles)
This is a minimally-invasive procedure where an instrument (arthroscope) is inserted thought small incisions, allowing your physician to see the inside of your joints.
Carpal Tunnel Surgery
This is performed under anesthesia and involves cutting the transverse carpal ligament to relieve pressure on the median nerve and reduce symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Trigger finger is characterized by pain and stiffness in the finger, often with the inability to completely straighten the finger. Surgery can be done to widen the tunnel, allowing the tendon to slide through it more easily.
After the ligament (ACL) in the leg is torn, it is removed and replaced with a tissue graft.
Total Joint Replacements
The goal of a joint replacement is to relieve pain caused by damaged cartilage. Although hip and knee replacements are the most common, this surgery can be performed on the ankle, foot, shoulder, elbow, and fingers.
Major and Minor Fractures
There are many types of fractures; the main categories are displaced, non-displaced, open, and closed. Displaced and non-displaced fractures signify to the way the bone breaks.
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