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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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    Brooker Andrew F
    4514 Cornell St Ste B, Amarillo, TX 79109
    Treating problems of bone, muscle, and joint. We also address hip, knee, shoulder, leg, and wrist problems with non surgical treatments. Specializing in computer assisted surgery, along with minimally invasive surgery.
    (806) 355-6552
    Huebner Mel
    1901 Medi Park Dr, Amarillo, TX 79106
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    (806) 356-2525
    User Review: "He repaired both my rotor cuffs and am in the process of getting an apt for my burning painful foot" - Linda (TX)
    Plainview Surgical Care
    2512 Xenia St, Plainview, TX 79072
    (806) 296-9300
    Molligan Patrick F
    4642 N Loop 289 Ste 111, Lubbock, TX 79416
    (806) 795-7762
    Center for Orthopedic Surgery
    4642 N Loop 289 Ste 101, Lubbock, TX 79416
    (806) 744-7709
    Texas Tech Physicians of Lubbock
    3601 4th St, Lubbock, TX 79430
    (806) 743-2800
    Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabiliatation
    3601 4th St, Lubbock, TX 79430
    (806) 743-2465
    Highland Orthopedics
    4102 24th St, Lubbock, TX 79410
    (806) 788-6363
    Stryker Orthopadics
    3827 34th St, Lubbock, TX 79410
    (806) 791-4299
    B & G Orthopedic Appliances
    4433 34th St, Lubbock, TX 79410
    (806) 792-6193
    Orthopedic Center
    4102 24th St Ste 301, Lubbock, TX 79410
    (806) 792-6363
    Texas Tech Physicians Orthopedics Southwest
    6610 Quaker Ave, Lubbock, TX 79413
    (806) 743-7888
    Walking Shop The
    4151 Sw 34th Ave, Amarillo, TX 79109
    (806) 353-1051
    Parker Sports Medicine & Orthopedics
    7000 Sw 9th Ave, Amarillo, TX 79106
    (806) 350-2663
    Amarillo Orthopedic Specialists
    1600 S Coulter St Ste B, Amarillo, TX 79106
    (806) 354-2529

    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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