Orthopedic surgery is the medical specialty that performs treatment of the musculoskeletal system. Mainly it includes the bones, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments in your body. Orthopedic surgeon performs a variety of surgical and non-surgical treatments to address the problems of the musculoskeletal system, so the reason you might be referred to one is likely to be quite different than the others.
Common Orthopedic Surgery
Most orthopedic surgical procedure involves treating broken bones or worn out joints. Some surgeries can be performed arthroscopically i.e. by looking inside a joint with a camera, others through minimal incisions and in some cases larger, more invasive incisions.
Some of the more commonly performed orthopedic surgical procedures includes
- Foot & ankle surgery
- Hip Replacement Surgery
- Knee replacement surgery
- Spinal Fusion Surgery
- Sports medicine
- Trauma surgery
Recovery From Orthopedic Surgery
Recovery after orthopedic surgery depends on the specific procedure your surgeon has performed. Most procedure involves post-surgical therapies to regain the joint mobility and restore its strength. In addition, many orthopedic conditions are preceded by poor mechanics. In order to restore normal mechanics, not only does the tear need to be addressed after every specific interval of time, but also the other muscles and joints that are around the treated part.