Orthopaedic surgery and what it can do for you

Professional orthopaedic surgery is designed to treat disorders of the musculoskeletal system that result from sports injuries or conditions like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, arthritis, knee and hip problems. The healing process for joints, tendons, bones and ligaments all come under the category of orthoepedic care.

Orthopaedic surgery is most used to solve severe knee injuries that are caused by extreme sporting injuries and the associated trauma. Hip injuries are also effectively treated by orthopaedic surgery as a result of traumas fractures and also arthritis. In days gone by, conditions such as tennis elbow were nearly impossible to treat successfully. Orthopaedic surgery, however, has made it possible for sports men and women to regain their activities after treatment. Some of the most common orthopedic surgeries are for:

  • Problems with elbows
  • Shoulder problems
  • Knee replacement
  • Hip replacement
  • Ankle and foot problems
  • Pediatric conditions that involve joints and bones
  • Spinal difficulties such as Degenerative Disk Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Arthritis
  • Tumors
  • Gout

Intervention by surgery helps in the repair of chronic diseases such as arthritis in the knee, hands and back. These sorts of conditions can be both painful and debilitating. In most cases, there is no cure for these problems and surgical intervention is the only way to achieve long term relief. Orthopaedic surgery and its purpose is two fold:

  • For repairing damaged tissues, bones, joints ligament and tendons
  • To incourage joint movement

Orthopaedic procedures help to reduce spinal deformity caused by arthritis and other chronic problems. It is usually more effective to use private healthcare, as the waiting list on the NHS can be quite long. I had some physiotherapy treatment last year for a sore shoulder caused by a sports injury. I elected to go down the NHS route, but immediately became part of a long waiting list of nearly six months.

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