Orthopedic surgery is performed to repair injuries and treat conditions of the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedists can perform surgical and nonsurgical treatments on the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and related tissues and structures.
The field of orthopedic surgery has advanced to the point that most types of surgery can now be performed arthroscopically, and are therefore minimally invasive. This means less cutting, less blood loss during the operation, faster healing, smaller scars, fewer infections, and quicker recovery time.
Frequently Performed Orthopedic Surgeries
Naturally, the most heavily used joints are subjected to more stress, which makes them vulnerable to damage or injury. That said, here are the most common types of orthopedic surgery performed by orthopedic surgeons in the United States:
The knee is an important load-bearing joint that is necessary for mobility, which makes it prone to injury that must be medically addressed. That is why one of the most common types of orthoscopic surgeries is knee replacement surgery. This type of arthroscopy is also often performed to address overuse injuries and wear-and-tear arthritis, which is called osteoarthritis.
The shoulder joint has the greatest range of motion of any joint in the body, which makes it highly vulnerable to both osteoarthritis and rotator cuff tears. The most common shoulder surgeries are traditional shoulder replacement and reverse shoulder replacement surgeries. If you have chronic shoulder pain or disability, talk to your orthopedic surgeon about the solution that would work best in your case.
Hip surgeries are usually recommended to patients who have damage to the hip joint due to arthritis or dislocation. Hip resurfacing may be recommended as an alternative to total hip joint replacement for eligible patients, whereby the surgeon resurfaces the femoral head (the top of the femur, or the thighbone/upper leg bone) and places a prosthetic cap on it. This creates a new ball-and-socket joint that now works without causing pain.
Top Orthopedic Care in Southwest Florida
If you are seeking the highest-quality orthopedic care for your musculoskeletal injury, joint pain, or arthritis, the experienced surgeons here at the Joint Replacement Institute are committed to providing you with comprehensive care. We bring together everything you need, including nonsurgical treatment, surgery, and rehabilitation – all under one roof.
Our practice includes a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon, an interventional pain management physician, and a podiatrist. Each practitioner’s main goal is to restore the normal functioning of your injured joints, bones, and muscles, and to reduce or eliminate pain.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation with one of our physicians here at Joint Replacement Institute, contact us today by calling us at (239) 261-2663 or request an appointment now via our easy-to-use online form. We look forward to helping you get back to the active lifestyle you enjoy!