Orthopedics Q & A
What types of orthopedic interventions are available?
The orthopedic surgeons at HB Surgical Arts have extensive experience performing a broad range of surgical procedures to repair degenerated joints and damaged or diseased bones and soft tissues.
The team at HB Surgical Arts also provides traumatic injury intervention to everyone in the region needing immediate care for musculoskeletal injuries sustained in a fall, car accident, sports injury, or other traumatic incident.
What types of orthopedic surgery are performed?
These are only a few examples of conditions treated and procedures commonly performed by the experts at HB Surgical Arts:
The team at HB Surgical Arts frequently performs ligament repair procedures.u00a0 Knee ligaments, especially the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), are commonly damaged due to sharp movements like pivoting and rapidly changing direction.
They also treat overuse injuries, such as when tendons become inflamed and develop tears.u00a0 These injuries typically arise due to repetitive stress or when you suddenly increase the intensity of your training or activity.
Reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, knee, a spine
When the ligaments in your knee or tendons in the rotator cuff are severely injured or completely torn, the team at HB Surgical Arts may reconstruct them by replacing the damaged tissue with a grafted tendon.
They may also rebuild the connective tissue surrounding your shoulder joint, called the capsule, using tissues taken from elsewhere in your body.u00a0 Spine reconstruction includes many procedures to stabilize the spine, from artificial disc replacement to disc removal and spinal fusion.
Depending on the degree of joint damage and instability, shoulder, knee, and spine reconstruction may require joint replacement.
What are the benefits of arthroscopic surgery?
Arthroscopic surgery is a type of minimally invasive joint surgery.u00a0 It causes less trauma because it uses several very small incisions rather than the one, long incision used during open surgery.
The pencil-thin arthroscope contains a video camera and light that gives your surgeon a magnified view of tissues inside your joint.u00a0 Surgical tools contained in narrow tubes can be inserted through other small incisions and used to remove damaged tissue, repair tissues, and reconstruct and replace joints.
The benefits of minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery include:
- Reduced bleeding during surgery
- Less pain after surgery
- Lower risk of infection
- Quicker recovery
- Minimal scarring
- Spares muscles
When performing minimally invasive surgery, the surgeons at HB Surgical Arts can often move muscles out of the way without cutting them.
If you need orthopedic surgery, you can count on the expertise of the team at HB Surgical Arts, call the office or book a consultation online.