Orthopedic surgeons treat various medical conditions that affect different bones and muscle tissues. Here are the most common orthopedic treatments in the United States.
Total Joint Replacement
This procedure helps athletes who have arthritis and is considered effective
because it reduces pain and enhances range of motion. During the surgery, the technician
examines the injured joint thoroughly. The surgeon may then replace the joint
with a plastic or metal material.
Total Shoulder Replacement
Nothing soothes and heals a sore joint quite like total shoulder replacement. Typically,
the surgeon will replace small portions of the cartilage and bone in your
shoulder with an implant. The purpose is to enhance range of motion.
Spine surgery will be needed if you are experiencing severe back pain every
day. During this procedure, the surgeon will fuse your spinal bones together.
Following the surgery, motion along your spine will be restricted.
An ACL injury happens when the knee is twisted the wrong way. ACL
reconstruction is required after a ligament ruptures.
To repair a ruptured ACL, a surgeon must remove the damaged ligament. Usually,
a technician will make a new ACL with the patient’s tissue or with a donor’s
tissue. The bone tunnels that the surgeon creates in the knee will fill in as
the tissues heal. This process slowly secures the new ligament in place.
After the Surgery
Drink plenty of fluids after the surgery. If you are experiencing any pain, the
doctor may prescribe pain medication.