Orthopedic Specialists of South Florida
Miami Dade and Broward Counties
Do you have a medical condition which needs orthopedic surgery? Perhaps you have joint, ligament, or cartilage injuries in the hand, knee, or shoulder. Or you may need total joint replacement of an arthritic or damaged joint. We invite you to consult with an orthopedic surgeon at our medical facility to get an expert medical opinion about what is needed to effectively treat your condition and the follow-up procedures.
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Arthroscopic and Reconstructive Surgery
Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that allows the doctors to look at the joint surfaces and the surrounding soft tissues, such as the ligaments and cartilage. This procedure can be used to diagnose a joint problem, perform surgery, remove a loose or foreign body, or monitor a disease or treatment. Arthroscopic surgery is commonly performed on the knee, shoulder, elbow and wrist.
Compared to open surgery, arthroscopy is usually less painful and allows for a quicker recovery time.
Reconstructive surgery can help repair the part of your body that is affected by an injury or problem. Healing from these procedures generally takes several months, but the results of reconstructive surgery will last your entire life.
Arthroscopy is commonly used to diagnosis joint injuries in the hand and upper extremity. Inflammation and carpal tunnel syndrome are frequent conditions found during arthroscopic examinations.
Arthroscopy is commonly used to diagnosis joint injuries in the knee. Inflammation, meniscal (cartilage) tears, chondromalacia (wearing or injury of cartilage cushion), and anterior cruciate ligament tears with instability are frequent conditions found during arthroscopic examinations.
Arthroscopy is commonly used to diagnosis joint injuries in the shoulder. Inflammation, rotator cuff tendon tears, impingement syndrome, and recurrent dislocations are frequent conditions found during arthroscopic examinations.
An arthritic or damaged joint can be replaced with a prosthesis, or artificial joint. Total joint replacement is needed when damage done to the cartilage is severe, and should help alleviate the pain. Total joint replacement will be considered if other treatment options have not relieved the pain and disability.
Most older patients will be given years of pain-free living that would not have been possible otherwise with a total joint replacement. They can expect their total joint replacement to last a decade or more. Younger patients may need a second total joint replacement. Materials and surgical techniques are improving, though, through the efforts of orthopedic surgeons working with engineers and other scientists, and future replacements will likely provide additional benefits.
Total Joint Replacement
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