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Orthopedic Surgery definitions

Orthopedic surgery is a medically invasive procedure performed by a surgeon on the musculoskeletal system. Musculoskeletal refers to bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons joints and other tissues that support and bind the body's organ together. In fact, orthopedics gets its name from combining the Greek words for orthos (straight) and pedics (child), as the keystone of orthopedic practice used to be treating spine and bone deformities. Today orthopedic surgeons often treat painful sports injuries or perform joint reconstruction surgery. If you are dealing with a problem that needs an orthopedic surgeon, you should find the following terms helpful.

  • Cartilage – A flexible connective tissue found in the joints between bones
  • Ligament – Fibrous tissue that connects bones to other bones.
  • Joint – Location where two or more bones connect that allow for movement and support.
  • Meniscus Tear – A common knee injury, especially among sports athletes. There are 2 pieces of cartilage called menisci around the knee that can be torn by twisting or turning too quickly, causing pain and swelling.
  • Joint replacement – A surgical procedure that involved replacing a heavily worn bone with a synthetic object. Hip and knee replacements are common orthopedic surgeries
  • Resurfacing – Resurface surgery is an alternative to replacement surgery. In the case of hip resurfacing, instead of removing the entire bone, a metal cap is placed over the bones. It is a less intensive surgery than a hip replacement.
  • Arthroscopy – A surgical procedure where a joint is examined and diagnosed by a professional for problems using an arthroscope, a small tube. This is often done on meniscus tears, ligament tears and knee and shoulder examinations.
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    James Glah DO
    249 Hospital Dr, Everett, PA 15537
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    (814) 623-1166
     
    User Review: "Had double knee replacement 02/13/2006. Went back to work full time 06/01/2006 as a paramedic. I only have slight pain..." - Cathy (AK)
    Kittanning Orthopedic
    319 S Jefferson St, Kittanning, PA 16201
    (724) 548-5511
    Bert Hepner DO
    316 1st Ave Ste 275, Kittanning, PA 16201
    (724) 545-2200
    Armstrong Orthopedic Associates
    316 1st Ave Ste 275, Kittanning, PA 16201
    (724) 545-2200
    Peter N Sotos MD
    600 Medical Arts Bldg Ste 660, Kittanning, PA 16201
    (724) 543-9087
    Orthopaedic Surgical Associates
    1622 Pacific Ave, Natrona Heights, PA 15065
    (724) 226-1199
    Richard H Kim DO
    879 Hospital Rd, Indiana, PA 15701
    (724) 357-8152
    Center for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
    120 Irmc Dr, Indiana, PA 15701
    (724) 465-2676
    Tri Rivers Surgical Associates
    142 Clearview Cir, Butler, PA 16001
    (724) 283-5233
    Tri Rivers Surgical
    127 Oneida Valley Rd, Butler, PA 16001
    (724) 282-2472
    Hootman Barry D MD Ofc
    301 1st St Ste 200, Butler, PA 16001
    (724) 287-3787
    Butler Physical Therapy Assoc
    301 1st St Ste 100, Butler, PA 16001
    (724) 282-4764
    Hanger Orthopedic & Prosthetics
    320 Guys Run Rd, Cheswick, PA 15024
    (412) 826-2727
    Cenk Chiropractic & Scoliosis Center
    1331 Freeport Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15238
    (412) 967-9767
    Gaffney Michael B
    107 Gamma Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15238
    (412) 784-1333


    Orthopedic surgery is a highly specialized practice of correcting problems in the musculoskeletal system. Connective tissue, ligaments, cartilage, muscle and bone make up our skeletal systems. Over the course of our lives we can do damage to our bodies. Accidents, sports related injuries or normal wear and tear can cause chronic pain in our backs and spines. An orthopedic surgeon can correct these types of medical problems and allow us to live easier, more comfortable lives. It is no longer necessary to suffer in silence or to self-medicate in order to control our level of discomfort. Arthritis or a sports related injury can be treated with this type of surgical procedure. Problems with the legs or shoulders can be remedied according to a doctor's diagnosis. Sometimes it may be necessary for reconstruction of a joint or a knee may need to be replaced. As we grow older our skeletal systems weaken and are prone to breakage due to falls. Hip replacements are very common among the elderly. As our aging population grows, so too will the need for this type of healthcare. Some surgery is outpatient while other procedures may require a short stay in the hospital. Advances in modern medicine have made treatment for these injuries quick and effective. In many instances surgeons are able to reconstruct vertebrae or resurface hips or treat a meniscus tear. Those who suffer from pain due to arthritis may also find relief with a surgical procedure, but this is not necessarily the only or best treatment. You should discuss alternatives with your doctor before making any decisions.
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