An orthopedic surgeon can use non-surgical methods to treat a wide range of orthopedic conditions, but if called for, they are also trained in a variety of surgical methods to bring a patient back to normal function. If a part of your body is not functioning properly, it can affect every aspect of your life.
Orthopedic surgery is needed when the bones or joints in the body are not functioning properly due to injury or disease. Orthopedic surgeons use a variety of techniques to correct these problems. Conditions that cause pain and affect function and mobility should be treated to preserve the quality of life.
Below are some of the most advanced types of orthopedic surgeries performed by orthopedic surgeons.
Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that uses a small camera to visualize the inside of a joint, thus not requiring large incisions to be made to access the joint’s internal structures. This ability results in less nearby tissue damage, scarring, and pain, and a faster recovery for patients. This state-of-the-art surgery can be used to treat injuries or conditions of the joints and soft tissues such as rotator cuff injuries, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) knee injuries, and meniscus tears. Arthroscopy can be used to remove loose pieces of bone and cartilage and inflamed tissue. This highly advanced arthroscopic technique has an over 90 percent success rate.
Damaged joints of the shoulder, hip, and knee can be replaced with a prosthesis to relieve pain and restore joint function. Joint replacement surgery is either complete/total or partial. Total joint replacement is when the entire joint is replaced with an artificial prosthesis. Partial joint replacement is when only part of the joint is replaced with an artificial prosthesis. In the United States, over 1 million joint replacement surgeries and partial joint replacement surgeries are performed each year. Different materials can be used in the construction of the prosthesis. In addition, joint reconstruction can be performed using a minimally invasive technique – with the use of an arthroscope.
Orthopedic Trauma Repair
Orthopedic trauma repair deals with the treatment of bones and joints that have been damaged by trauma. This can include fractures, dislocations, and other injuries. Orthopedic surgeons use a variety of techniques, such as casting, to stabilize the bones and joints, so they can heal properly. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to correct the damage, combining fracture repair techniques (such as the open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) technique and external fixation) and tendon and ligament reconstruction. While any orthopedic surgeon can treat fractures, it takes special training to treat traumatic injuries.
Orthopedic Surgeon in Farmington Hills, MI
At Tri-County Orthopedics, our orthopedic surgeons are highly trained and exceptionally skilled in different types of orthopedic surgeries to treat a wide range of conditions affecting the upper extremities, hip, knee, and lower extremities. Our physicians are experienced in the treatment of sports injuries, as well as joint reconstruction, arthroscopic surgery, and orthopedic trauma care or traumatology. We often combine non-surgical and surgical methods to achieve the best possible results for our patients and are committed to providing the highest quality patient experience.
Since 1969, we have served the orthopedic needs of the Farmington Hills community. For any questions or to schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic surgeons, call our office today at (248) 474-5575 or use our convenient online appointment request form.