Knowing that you are suffering from pain and disability, orthopedic surgeries can be very comforting, but it can also cause concern, anxiety, and even feelings of ‘loss of control’. Orthopedic surgery is a treatment procedure performed on the musculoskeletal system in case of injuries or various conditions. The musculoskeletal system includes the bones, the joints, and the following adjacent soft tissues: muscles (which protect and allow movement of bones and joints), ligaments (which connect the bones) and tendons (which connect the muscles to bones).
The majority of orthopedic surgeries are performed on the ankle, knee, hip, wrist, elbow, shoulder and spine. These interventions can be performed traditionally, by open surgery, or arthroscopically, using an arthroscope.
Orthopedic patients have benefited from technological advances such as joint replacement, and the arthroscope that allows the doctor to look inside a joint.
Your treatment may involve medical counseling, medications, casts, splints, and therapies such as exercise, or surgery. For most orthopedic diseases and injuries, there is more than one form of treatment. The Orthopedic Specialist will discuss the treatment options with you and help you select the best medication to enable you to live an active and functional life.