Orthopedics

ROBOTICS IN SPINE SURGERYThe RenaissanceTM Robotic Technology has been specifically designed for spine surgery. This transforms spine surgery from freehand procedures to highly-accurate, state-of-the-art robotic procedures, with less radiation.It is used for procedures including: Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) Correction of Scoliosis and other complex spinal deformities Complex reconstructions on childhood deformities Minimally invasive surgeries for low back disorders Osteotomies Biopsies...
What is Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction? Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACL reconstruction) is a surgical procedure that replaces the central ligament of the knee with a new ligament graft. The ligament graft can be an autograft in which a part of the patient's body such as a knee tendon or hamstring is used as the graft. Alternatively it could be an allograft in which the graft is from an external donor. The patient is required to stick to a rehabilitation program of ...
What is limb lenghening? Limb Lengthening is a method of surgery for increasing the length of the limb. The bone is elongated, as well as the muscles, nerves, blood vessels and all other tissues. Who is a candidate for limb lenghening? Limb lenghening procedure is mainly performed to correct differences in length between legs or arms (LLD). Differences in length of 6-10 cm between limbs can usually be corrected. The same methods can also be used for cosmetic height increase in very short peo...
What is Orthopaedics? It is the medical specialty related to functional impairments or correction of deformities of the skeletal system, particularly the spine and the extremities, and related structures, as ligaments and muscles. What is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon? A pediatric orthopaedist is the most experienced and best-trained physician to properly examine and treat musculoskeletal (muscle, bone, or joint) conditions in a child who is still growing. These are newborn infants through...
What is Shoulder Replacement? Shoulder replacement is a surgical procedure in which a shoulder joint is replaced with an artificial shoulder joint. Shoulder replacement is performed in cases where the shoulder joint is severely damaged by arthritis or physical injury, and medication and lifestyle adjustments have failed to treat the pain and mobility restrictions caused by the damaged shoulder joint. How is Shoulder Replacement Surgery Performed? An anterior incision is made on the...
What is Knee & Thigh Surgery? This is a type of surgery that is done to relieve pain and disability on the femur and knee areas of the leg. The procedure usually involves replacing parts located within this area to ease disability. The surgery may be invasive or no invasive. The type of procedure conducted will usually depend on the extent of the injury. Diagnosis The most common cause of knee problems is arthritis. In such a case, the doctor will conduct a blood test to determine if the ...
What is Elbow Replacement Surgery Elbow replacement surgery is a surgical procedure that replaces the elbow joint bones with an artificial elbow joint. It is successful in relieving pain for patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, and elbow injuries. The Artificial Elbow The prosthetic elbow joint is composed of two parts: The Humeral Component The lower part of the humerus in the upper arm is replaced by the humeral component. It is anchored into the ...
What is Elbow Surgery? The elbow joint is made of ligaments that can sometimes be injured. If this happens, one requires surgery to repair any injury that may have arisen. The main causes of injuries to the elbow is usually overuse, old age and some unknown reasons. It will normally have ramifications such as excruciating pain and inability to move the elbow. The Diagnosis Procedure The diagnosis of the elbow is usually done through modern technology. You may have already heard of arthroscop...
What is Meniscectomy? Meniscectomy is a surgical procedure in which a part or the entire torn meniscus that causes pain and interferes with knee activity is removed or repaired. Meniscectomy is performed by an orthopedic surgeon. How is Meniscectomy Performed? Meniscectomy is performed either by an open surgery or by an arthroscopic surgery. Arthroscopic surgery is more prevalent; however, an open surgery may be performed if it is difficult to find the torn meniscus or if adhesions are prese...
What is Cervical Fusion? Cervical fusion is a surgical procedure that joins bones located in the cervical spine, which may have been fractured or dislocated. It may also be used to treat problems that cause excessive pain from an infection or cancer. How is Cervical Fusion Performed? An anterior or posterior incision is made on the patient's neck. The cervical fusion may be performed in the following ways: A bone graft can be used to connect adjacent vertebrae, which stimu...
What is Deformity Correction Surgery? Deformities of the musculoskeletal structure greatly affect an individual's ability to perform ordinary tasks. For instance, they may be unable to feed themselves if they have a deformity of the arms. However, this does not have to be a permanent situation. Thanks to innovations and discoveries in medicine; most of the deformities can be corrected. Thus, deformity correction surgery is a procedure that is meant to restore some level of function to a person....
What is Orthopedic Oncology? This is a branch of medicine that is primarily focused on the musculoskeletal structures of the human body. The branch involves treating tumors that are present in these structures. This branch of medicine deals with tumors in both children and adults. The branch also deals with orthopedic problems that require a multidisciplinary corporation to treat. For instance fractures, arthritis and infections. How Diagnosis Takes Place The process of diagnosing bone cance...
What is Ankle Replacement Surgery? Ankle Replacement Surgery or Ankle Arthroplasty is performed when the ankle joint has been severely damaged and prosthetics are required. How is Ankle Replacement Surgery Performed? An incision is made in the front part of the ankle and the ankle joint is exposed. The muscle tissues and blood vessels are moved to the side and then the damaged bones are removed. After this, the tibia, fibula, and talus that stay in place are r...
What is Hip Resurfacing Surgery Hip resurfacing surgery is a surgical procedure in which a metal cap is placed over the femoral head and a metal cup is placed in the pelvis, which replaces the connecting surfaces of the hip joint. It is an alternative to total hip replacement. In hip resurfacing surgery, the amount of bone that is removed is lesser than that in a hip replacement surgery. If the hip resurfacing parts are required to be replaced eventually, there is an adequate amount of bone t...
What is Wrist Replacement Surgery? Wrist replacement surgery is a surgical procedure in which a severely injured or damaged wrist is replaced by an artificial implant of the wrist joint. Wrist replacement surgery aims to achieve recovery of wrist movements. The length of the tendons and muscles of the fingers are restored as well, and in this way the lost strength is recovered. The patient's ability to engage in daily activities is also improved. The Wrist Implant The wrist implant may be ...
What is Foot & Ankle Surgery? This is a type of orthopedic and podiatry surgery that is concerned with diagnosing and treating disorders of the foot. It focus on restoring functionality in the foot in order to ease the suffering of a patient. There are many causes of foot disorders; some are caused by accidents while others are congenital. The Diagnosis A foot & ankle surgeon is equipped with knowledge and skills to treat surgical and non-surgical foot & ankle disorders. In adult...
What is a Knee Replacement? Knee replacement, or knee arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure to replace the weight-bearing surfaces of the knee joint in order to relieve pain and disability. The knee joint is replaced with an artificial joint made of metal alloys, plastics and polymers. What are the types of Knee replacement? Total Knee Replacement (TKR): In a total knee replacement (total knee arthroplasty), the surgeon removes damaged cartilage and bone from the surface o...
What is Total Hip Replacement (Hip Arthroplasty)? A total hip replacement is a surgical procedure whereby the diseased cartilage and bone of the hip joint is surgically replaced with artificial materials. Why do you need a hip replacement? The aims of hip replacement are pain relief and improvement in hip function. Hip replacement is usually considered only after other therapies, such as pain medications and physical therapy, have failed. What conditions are commonly treated with hip repl...
What is Shoulder Surgery? The shoulder is the most flexible joint in the human body. It is also a very complex part of the human body. The shoulder is made of various muscles and connective tissue; all of which could get easily injured. Shoulder surgery is the procedure meant to correct any problems that may arise in the shoulder. Many different procedures have been developed, which are targeted at restoring normal function in the shoulder. Diagnosis Diagnosing a shoulder injury is relativel...
What is Carpel tunnel release surgery? Carpal tunnel surgery, also known as carpal tunnel release, is a procedure that can help relieve pressure on the median nerve to improve symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. This type of surgery involves cutting the tissue around the wrist to alleviate pressure on the median nerve. How effective is Carpel tunnel release surgery? According to some medical studies, over 70% people are satisfied with their results, and 90% have no night pain after surgery. ...