Orthopedic Surgery and Advanced Arthroscopic Techniques
When you’ve been injured or are suffering from a chronic health condition, it’s important to seek medical assistance for optimal recovery. In most cases, your healthcare provider will recommend noninvasive treatments like medication, physical therapy or chiropractic care.
These noninvasive treatments are generally preferable because they can help you recover with minimal risks. However, some injuries and conditions are too severe for treatment with noninvasive methods. In these situations, you may need orthopedic surgery.
What Is An Orthopedic Surgery?
Orthopedic surgery is an area of surgery that focuses on treating conditions affecting your musculoskeletal system. This includes your bones, joints, cartilage, ligaments, tendons and muscles. Orthopedic surgery can help repair damaged tissue in the musculoskeletal system or replace damaged joints with artificial ones.
Orthopedic surgery typically requires more recovery time than noninvasive treatments, but it produces results that can significantly improve your quality of life. At iRISE Spine and Joint , we specialize in orthopedic surgeries using the latest minimally invasive techniques to help improve the quality of the procedure.
Minimizing the impact of the surgery helps reduce the chances of complications and can improve your recovery time. We are able to achieve this in many of our surgical treatments primarily with arthroscopic orthopedic surgery.
What Is Arthroscopic Orthopedic Surgery?
Arthroscopic orthopedic surgery (also known as arthroscopy) is a form of orthopedic surgery done with a small tube (the arthroscope) with a camera on the end. The arthroscope gives your surgeons a direct visual of the operation area, which offers several advantages, including:
Since the arthroscope provides a visual of the operation area, the surgeon does not need to create a large incision to see what he or she is doing.
A direct visual of the operation area minimizes the chances of your surgeon damaging or removing the wrong part of your body. Although our surgeons are highly trained and know how to perform orthopedic surgeries with high success rates, using an arthroscope helps them further hone their abilities and precision.
Since the incision used in arthroscopy is small, there is less of a risk of infection entering your bloodstream during the procedure and recovery.
Smaller incisions prevent unnecessary cutting through muscles and soft tissue in many orthopedic procedures. This means you’ll be able to recover more quickly with less scar tissue and pain.
Who Needs An Orthopedic Surgery?
People of all ages and backgrounds suffering from a musculoskeletal injury or condition may benefit from orthopedic surgery. It is usually the best option in cases where noninvasive treatments have failed.
However, if your condition is serious enough, surgery may be recommended before any of these noninvasive treatments are considered. In the past, this would be alarming, but it is less of a concern today since orthopedic surgery methods have grown more minimally invasive and less risky.
When you visit one of our team members for a consultation, we will perform a thorough evaluation to determine if surgery is the best treatment. Our surgeons will examine your physical condition and review your medical history. Additionally, you may need to have an X-ray, CT scan or MRI scan for a complete diagnosis and treatment recommendation.
What Are The Common Types Of Orthopedic Surgery?
Our orthopedic surgeons at iRISE Spine and Joint specialize in all forms of orthopedic surgery for treating conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system. Some common orthopedic procedures we perform include:
- Total knee replacement
- Total hip replacement
- ACL reconstruction
- Cartilage repair
- Meniscus repair
- Arthroscopic capsular release
- Arthroscopic cuff repair
- Biceps tenodesis
- Shoulder impingement surgery
Are There Risks Involved In Orthopedic Surgery?
Our orthopedic surgeons are highly trained and experienced in performing surgeries with the most minimally invasive methods at our disposal. This helps improve the safety and outcome of the procedure. However, any time you undergo surgery, there is always a risk for some complications.
- Blood loss and blood clots
- Nerve damage
- Scar tissue buildup
- Stiffness and loss of mobility
- Allergic reactions
- Implant failure
- Altered leg length
Visit iRISE Spine and Joint For Orthopedic Surgery
If you’ve recently been injured or if you’re suffering from chronic pain, orthopedic surgery may be your best hope for recovery. At iRISE Spine and Joint , we strive to produce the best possible outcomes for health with orthopedic surgery.
Find out why many patients love us and recommend our surgeons. Contact us today to talk to one of our team members about orthopedic surgery or to schedule an appointment.