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What Are the Most Common Surgeries for an Orthopedic Surgeon?

Orthopedic doctor is a medical expert who treats disease, injury, and deformity of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves. Orthopedic surgeons are orthopedic doctors who have completed additional training in surgery. The most common surgery for an orthopedic surgeon is arthroscopic surgery. Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which an orthopedic surgeon uses a small camera to visualize the inside of a joint. This type of surgery is often used to diagnose and treat conditions such as rotator cuff tears, ACL tears, and meniscus tears. Apart from this, there are also many other common surgeries that an orthopedic doctor performs. Let’s find out more about them.

Knee Replacement 

Knee replacement surgery is a common orthopedic procedure. It is also known as knee arthroplasty. The aim of the surgery is to replace a damaged knee with an artificial joint. This can relieve pain and improve mobility. The orthopedic surgeon will first assess the patient’s condition and decide if surgery is the best treatment option. They will then carry out a pre-operative assessment to check for any medical conditions that could complicate the surgery. During the operation, the orthopedic surgeon will make an incision in the knee and remove any damaged tissue. They will then insert the artificial joint and close up the incision. Recovery from knee replacement surgery can take up to several months. Most patients will need to use crutches or a walking frame for support immediately after the operation. Physiotherapy is also usually prescribed to help with movement and rehabilitation.

Shoulder Replacement

Shoulder replacement surgery is a shoulder treatment performed by an orthopedic surgeon. This surgery involves replacing the shoulder joint with an artificial shoulder joint. Shoulder replacement surgery is typically performed to relieve shoulder pain and restore shoulder function. Shoulder replacement surgery may be recommended for patients who have shoulder arthritis, shoulder pain that has not responded to conservative treatment, or a shoulder injury. During shoulder replacement surgery, the orthopedic surgeon will make an incision in the shoulder and remove the damaged joint. the orthopedic surgeon will then replace the damaged joint with an artificial joint.  Following shoulder replacement surgery, patients will typically experience some degree of pain and discomfort. However, the pain and discomfort should subside within a few weeks. Patients will also need to undergo physical therapy to regain full range of motion of the shoulder.  It is important for patients to follow their orthopedic surgeon’s instructions during their recovery to ensure a successful outcome.

Hip Replacement

Hip replacement surgery is a treatment for hip pain and hip problems. It is a surgery to replace the hip joint with an artificial hip joint. The surgery is also called hip arthroplasty. The hip joint is a ball-and-socket joint. The ball is at the top of the thigh bone (femur). The socket is in the hipbone (pelvis). The hip joint allows the leg to move in many directions. Hip replacement surgery is done when hip pain can no longer be controlled with other treatments and when hip problems limit daily activities. These activities include walking, going up stairs, and getting in and out of chairs. 

During hip replacement surgery, the damaged parts of the hip joint are removed and replaced with new artificial parts. These artificial parts may be made of metal alloys, plastic, or ceramic materials. 

Hip replacement surgery requires a hospital stay of 3 to 5 days. Most people need 6 to 8 weeks to recover from hip replacement surgery before they can return to their normal activities. 

Wrist Surgery

Wrist surgery is a treatment option for patients with wrist pain that does not respond to conservative measures, such as splinting, activity modification, and physical therapy. The most common type of wrist treatment is carpal tunnel release, which is performed to decompress the median nerve as it passes through the wrist. Other types of wrist surgery include trigger finger release, wrist fusion, and wrist joint replacement. In most cases, wrist surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, meaning that patients can return home the same day. Recovery times vary depending on the type of procedure performed, but patients can typically expect to return to normal activities within four to eight weeks. When choosing a wrist surgeon, it is important to select someone who is experienced and board-certified in orthopedic surgery. 

Summing up

Orthopedic surgeons use a variety of techniques, including arthroscopy, to treat their patients. In addition to these common procedures, orthopedic surgeons also treat fractures, torn ligaments, and other injuries. Advanced Pain Care is committed to providing our patients with the highest quality of care. The team of expert pain care physicians here bring extensive clinical and research experience. The center offer a full range of treatment options, from non-surgical interventions to surgical procedures. The orthopedic surgeons at all Advanced Pain Care clinics are experts in treating conditions such as degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, congenital disorders, musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, and sports injuries. They tailor their treatment plans to meet the individual needs of each patient. Advanced Pain Care is your partner in achieving optimal pain relief and improved quality of life. 

Advanced Pain Care centers are open in the Greater Austin Area, Amarillo, Killeen/Waco, and Greater Houston Area. The advanced surgical centers are present in Austin, Amarillo, and Round Rock. All clinics accept insurances from all the major providers, such as in-network carriers, behavioral health networks, and worker’s compensation certified networks.

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