ORTHOPEDICS QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
What is orthopedics?
Orthopedic surgery or orthopedics involves treatments with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat fractures, sprains, strains, trauma, sports injuries, arthritic conditions and disorders.
Q: What does our orthopedic doctor treat?A:He treats a wide variety of conditions pertaining to the body, including problems like arthritis, sports injuries, fractures or broken bones, injuries to joints, ligaments or tendons. Common surgical procedures performed by our surgeon include:
Hip Replacement- Anterior Approach
Knee Replacement- Total and Partial
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery- Rotator Cuff Injuries, Labral Repair, Instability
Arthroscopic Knee Surgery- Meniscal Injuries, ACL Repair, Cartilage Repair, Patellar Instability
Fracture Care- Internal and External Fixation, Reduction, Casting, Splinting
Injections- Corticosteroid, Viscosupplementation, PRP, Fluoroscopic, and Ultrasound Guided
Q: When should you see an orthopedist?A: Many of these symptoms can also be treated cooperatively with your primary care doctor.
Having difficulty using a specific body part to perform daily functions (carrying bags or walking up the steps).
Pain in muscles, joints, or tendons that lasts longer than a few days.
Pain in the joints that becomes more intense during periods of rest or at night.
Any deformity of the joints.
Swelling or bruising around the joint or injury.
Limited range of motion, such as being unable to straighten your back or stiffness when standing.
Unusual symptoms in the region of the pain.