Orthopedic Surgery: Orthopedic Surgical Procedures (Paperback)
Orthopedic surgery is a branch of surgery that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders and injuries related to the musculoskeletal system, which includes bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Orthopedic surgeons use surgical and non-surgical techniques to treat a variety of conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system, such as fractures, dislocations, ligament and tendon injuries, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, spinal disorders, and sports injuries. Orthopedic surgeries can be performed on any part of the body, from the feet and ankles to the spine and neck. The type of surgery performed will depend on the specific condition being treated. Some common orthopedic surgeries include joint replacement surgery, arthroscopic surgery, spinal fusion surgery, fracture repair surgery, and soft tissue repair surgery. Joint replacement surgery is a common orthopedic procedure that involves removing a damaged joint and replacing it with an artificial joint made of metal, plastic, or ceramic. This surgery is commonly performed on the hip, knee, and shoulder joints. Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that involves making small incisions and using a tiny camera and specialized instruments to view and treat the inside of a joint. This procedure is commonly used to diagnose and treat conditions such as cartilage damage, ligament tears, and joint inflammation. Spinal fusion surgery is a procedure that involves fusing two or more vertebrae together to stabilize the spine. This surgery is commonly used to treat conditions such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and spinal fractures. Fracture repair surgery involves realigning broken bones and stabilizing them with pins, screws, or plates. Soft tissue repair surgery involves repairing tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissues that have been damaged due to injury or wear and tear. Orthopedic surgery can greatly improve quality of life for individuals who suffer from musculoskeletal conditions. Orthopedic surgeons work closely with patients to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for their specific condition, and strive to provide the best possible outcome through surgical and non-surgical interventions.