Your body, especially your musculoskeletal system, is prone to multiple issues mostly as a result of overuse of body parts. These issues have become common in recent times resulting in the development of the field of orthopedics. Upper Extremity Specialists are a leading facility in provision of orthopedic services and procedures. Some of these procedures are discussed in detail below.
What are Orthopedic procedures?
These operations encompass a wide range of surgical procedures and treatments that are performed on the musculoskeletal system. Everything from your bones and joints to your muscles and tendons and ligaments and even your nerves fall under this category. Orthopedic surgery can be performed to correct a wide variety of problems that can occur in the musculoskeletal system, including but not limited to:
• Degenerative joint disease (osteoarthritis)
• Sports injuries
• Birth defects
Orthopedic surgery can be done either with an open incision or with as few cuts as possible. In open surgery, a large cut is made to get to the area that needs to be fixed. Minimally invasive surgery is a less invasive option that uses small incisions and special instruments to access the affected area.
The type of orthopedic procedure or operation that is performed will depend on the specific problem that is being treated.
Some common orthopedic procedures and operations include:
• Joint replacement surgery
• Spinal surgery
• Arthroscopic surgery
• Fracture surgery
• tendon and ligament surgery
Joint replacement surgery is a common orthopedic procedure that is performed to replace a damaged or diseased joint with an artificial joint. Most of the time, this surgery is done on joints that have been hurt by arthritis.
Spinal surgery is another common orthopedic procedure that is performed to treat problems with the spine. This can include procedures such as spinal fusion surgery, which is used to fuse together two or more vertebrae.
Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that is used to treat problems with the joints. By making a small cut and putting a special camera into the joint, this surgery is done. The camera is used to allow the surgeon to see the inside of the joint so that they can repair or remove damaged tissue.
Fracture surgery is a type of orthopedic surgery that is performed to repair broken bones. This surgery can involve the use of metal plates, screws, or rods to hold the bones in place while they heal.
Tendon and ligament surgery is a type of orthopedic surgery that is performed to repair damaged tendons or ligaments. This surgery can be performed to repair a torn ACL or to reconstruct a torn rotator cuff.
Orthopedic surgery can be performed to deal with multiple issues using various techniques depending on the issue involved. This has made orthopedic operations to rise in popularity and also due to increased effectiveness of these operations.
Additionally, more branches in orthopedic procedures have emerged to enable orthopedic issues to be treated specifically and in greater detail. This can be reflected by the presence of many orthopedic facilities. If you suspect you may need orthopedic intervention for your problems, check our website, or call our offices in La Jolla, CA.