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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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    M. Nekoomaram, MD
    2226 W Alto Road, Kokomo, IN 46902
    Community Howard Regional Health is a two-hospital, three campus system dedicated to providing exceptional quality patient-centered care.
    (765) 453-7700
    Premier Pain Specialists
    E. Erie St. Suite 530, Chicago, IL 60611
    Regarded as the top pain specialists of Chicago, our pain clinic Chicago holds Board Certified pain management medical specialists and are re equipped to handle every type of pain condition.
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    Bone & Joint Center
    4211 N Cicero Ave Ste 200, Chicago, IL 60641
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    (773) 545-7800
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    Anthony Mcpherron DO
    2855 Miller Dr Ste 109, Plymouth, IN 46563
    (866) 422-7376
    Specialty Orthopedics
    2855 Miller Dr Ste 109, Plymouth, IN 46563
    (574) 935-9395
    Mary Schwartz Dpm
    2855 Miller Dr Ste 109, Plymouth, IN 46563
    (574) 941-1044
    South Bend Orthopaedics
    1919 Lake Ave Ste 102b, Plymouth, IN 46563
    (574) 935-0037
    Richard O Oni MD FACS
    1900 S Heaton St, Knox, IN 46534
    (574) 772-3700
    Scott Fielder MD
    104 E Culver Rd Ste 103, Knox, IN 46534
    (574) 772-0100
    3000 N Main St, Nappanee, IN 46550
    (574) 773-2499
    South Bend Orthopedic
    60101 Bodnar Blvd, Mishawaka, IN 46544
    (574) 257-0510
    South Bend Spine
    60160 Bodnar Blvd, Mishawaka, IN 46544
    (574) 247-6556
    Mitros Orthopaedics
    621 Memorial Dr Ste 612, South Bend, IN 46601
    (574) 232-7064
    Stephen F Mitros MD
    621 Memorial Dr Ste 511, South Bend, IN 46601
    (574) 232-7064
    South Bend Orthopedic Surgery and Medicine
    212 E Lasalle Ave, South Bend, IN 46617
    (800) 424-0367

    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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