What is Achilles Tendon Repair Surgery? The Achilles tendon is a strong band of fibrous tissue that connects the calf muscles in the back of the leg to the heel bone. It is the strongest tendon in the body. The Achilles tendon can tear slowly, a bit at a time, or all at once. A ruptured Achilles may be treated with … Read More
What is Anterior Cruciate Ligament Arthroscopic Repair (ACL) Surgery? ACL surgery repairs a torn anterior cruciate ligament in your knee. To perform arthroscopic surgery, your doctor will make a few small, button-hole sized incisions in the area around the knee. An arthroscope is a very small video camera that your doctor uses to see the inside of your knee and to guide … Read More
What is Bunion Removal Surgery? Bunion removal surgery corrects a deformed area of the foot near the big toe. A bunion is caused when the metatarsal bone in the big toe gradually shifts towards the second toe.
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Repair Surgery? Carpal tunnel syndrome repair surgery is a procedure in which the transverse carpal ligament is cut to alleviate the pressure on the median nerve in the wrist.
During a knee replacement, the ends of the femur, tibia and patella are replaced with a metal joint which restores freedom of movement.
What is a Shoulder Replacement? A shoulder replacement is a surgical procedure in which the ball-shaped bone at the top of the upper arm is removed and replaced with a metal substitute. As you move your arm, the ball-shaped end of the upper arm, or humerus, moves against a cup-like depression in shoulder bone, or scapula. As long as the … Read More
What is Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair? Rotator cuff repair is a procedure in which a torn tendon in the shoulder is repaired. To perform arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, your doctor will make three small, button-hole sized incisions in the area around the shoulder.
What is Open Rotator Cuff Repair? Rotator cuff repair is a surgical procedure in which a torn tendon in the shoulder is repaired. To perform open rotator cuff repair, your doctor will make a vertical incision on your shoulder.
What is Hip Replacement Surgery? Hip replacement surgery is a procedure where painful arthritis in the hip joint is removed and replaced with a metal or plastic artificial joint. It usually is done when all other treatment options have failed to provide adequate pain relief.
What is Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair Surgery? Arthroscopic meniscus repair is a surgery to repair torn knee cartilage. Before your doctor can insert the arthroscope, the surgical team will inject a clear fluid into the joint. This fluid will inflate the interior space, and will help your doctor by providing an unobstructed view. Once in place, the arthroscope will provide video … Read More