Orthopedic surgery is the surgical treatment of issues and disorders related to the musculoskeletal system. These areas include:
Subspecialties of orthopedic surgery are comprised of:
- Sports Medicine
- Spine Disorders
- Foot & Ankle Surgery
- Hand Surgery
- Hip & Knee Surgery
- Pediatric Orthopedics
- Joint Reconstruction
The majority of orthopedic surgical procedures involve bones or joints. Whenever possible, non-surgical options are considered and attempted prior to the recommendation of surgery. From there, the most minimally invasive procedure is endorsed to treat the issue and achieve a speedy recovery. Some surgeries can be conducted arthroscopically, by utilizing a tiny camera to look inside the joint. The need for orthopedic surgery is used only if arthroscopic options are not indicated.
Either general or local anesthesia is used depending on the location and type of surgery. Risks associated with surgery could be due to adverse reactions to anesthesia, infection, and blood clots. Every necessary step is taken to avoid and minimize any risk factors.
Follow all instructions provided by your physician which does include no food or drink after midnight prior to your surgery. Arrange to have someone drive you to and from your surgery and make sure you will have someone with you after returning home. Shower and clean your skin appropriately using the guidelines provided by your doctor.
Follow the recovery and post-operative treatment plan prepared by your physician.
- Read & Follow All Written Instructions
- Fill & Take Necessary Prescriptions
- Tend to Your Surgical Bandages as Directed
- Make & Attend Necessary Follow-Up Appointments
- Physical Therapy is discussed at your First Follow-Up Visit