Orthopaedic surgery is a specialty dealing with acute injuries, congenital and acquired disorders and chronic arthritic or overuse conditions of the bones, joints and their associated soft tissues, including ligaments, nerves and muscles.
There Are Many Subspecialties Within Orthopedics
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Arthroscopy employed to treat problems occurring inside the joint using an arthroscope.
Soft tissue repair, for torn ligaments and tendons.
Joint replacement, in which a damaged joint is replaced with a prosthesis.
Revision joint surgery, in which a preexistent implant is changed with a new one.
Bone fracture repair with internal fixation, performed when broken pieces of bone are repositioned using metal plates, screws or pins.
Debridement, during which damaged soft tissues or bones are removed.
Fusion of bones, in which bones are fused with grafts.
Spine fusion, during which the spinal bones (vertebrae) are joined together.
Osteotomy, aimed at correcting bone deformities.
Joint replacement (adult reconstruction, revision and replacement)
Fracture care and trauma
Microvascular procedures, such as nerve repair and nerve and muscle grafts
Foot and ankle injuries
Pediatric orthopedic conditions
Tumor surgery for bone cancers (osteosarcoma, Ewing’s sarcoma and chondrosarcoma) and soft tissue sarcomas such as rhabdomyosarcoma