Orthopedics

Orthopedics

Orthopedics is a field of science that deals with injury related conditions which affects the musculoskeletal body system. The system includes the muscles, joints, bones and the tendons. One can be referred to an orthopedic physician for treatment if he or she has an injury such as spine or limbs deformity, bone fracture and a long term medical condition such as osteoarthritis. Some of the major operations that orthopedic surgeons do include the repairing of fractured bone, arthroscopy and arthroplasty.

Hip Replacement

Hip Replacement

Hip replacement is a surgery that is done to relieve the patient from excruciating pain and discomfort. This surgery can be an option where the severe pain is greatly interfering with the patient’s

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Hip Pain Treatment

Hip Pain Treatment

Hip pain treatment depends on the cause of the pain. If the pain is as a result of tendon or muscle strain, tendinitis or even osteoarthritis, over- the- counter drugs such as non-steroidal anti-infla

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Hip Fracture Surgery

Hip Fracture Surgery

A hip fracture is a crack or a break along the upper quarter of the thigh bone or femur. The degree of a fracture depends on the nature of an accident the patient was involved in. The level of the fra

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Hip Arthroscopy

Hip Arthroscopy

Hip arthroscopy is a technique used to diagnose various hip conditions. In hip arthroscopy, a camera known as arthroscope is inserted deep into the hip joint. The camera is always tiny in nature. The

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Hand Surgery

Hand Surgery

Hand surgery can be done when there is a medical problem in the fingers, wrist and even forearm. Most of these problems are dealt with without an open surgery by the surgeon. Many of the hand surgeon

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Hydrocephalus Treatment

Hydrocephalus Treatment

Hydrocephalus treatment refers to a medical specialty conducted on the fluid on the brain (hydrocephalus) to minimize the pressure exerted on the brain so as to avoid brain damage. Hydrocephalus can e

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Hand Joints Synovectomy

Hand Joints Synovectomy

Hands joint synovectomy is a type of surgery done to remove the inflamed tissues that are around the joint compartment in order to reduce the pressure. This procedure is usually suggested for patients

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Ganglion Cyst Removal

Ganglion Cyst Removal

Ganglion cyst can be removed through surgery. During the process of the surgery, both the cyst and the tendon sheath or the joint capsule considered as the root of the ganglion, are removed. Ganglions

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Frozen Shoulder Treatment

Frozen Shoulder Treatmen

Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis is essentially the pain, stiffness and limited range of motion in the shoulder. It occurs after an injury or as a result of an underlying disease such as stroke

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Fractured Shoulder Treatment

Fractured Shoulder Treat

Most fractures involving the scapula can easily be treated without any surgery. Treatment includes immobilizing the shoulder using a sling or a shoulder immobilizer. Icing and pain reliever drugs can

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Fracture Treatment

Fracture Treatment

A fracture is a crushed or broken bone. The severity of a bone fracture depends on the degree of the crack causing the fracture. If the force is very extreme, the bone may even shatter. All forms of t

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Foot Surgery

Foot Surgery

Foot surgery may be required to treat foot damaged by arthritis or other injuries. It is done to restore function, relieve pain or to correct a serious foot deformity. Some of the different foot surge

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Femur Fracture Treatment

Femur Fracture Treatment

A femur fracture is a crack, break or a crush injury on the thigh bone. It is often referred to as broken hip or hip fracture. Some femur fractures which are simple in nature and have short cracks don

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External Fracture Fixation

External Fracture Fixation

External fracture fixation aims at stabilizing soft tissues and bone during a surgical treatment involving an injury. External fixation is always used when the internal fixation is not an option, espe

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Exostosis Treatment

Exostosis Treatment

Exostosis is a non-cancerous bony outgrowth that can arise from anywhere in the body. The main notable symptom that is associated with exostosis is pain. The degree of the pain depends on the exostosi

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Elbow Sprain Treatment

Elbow Sprain Treatment

Elbow sprain occurs when the ligaments surrounding the elbow tears or overstretches. Most of the elbow sprains cases disappear on their own at home. If the pain persists, the healthcare provider can r

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Elbow Replacement

Elbow Replacement

Elbow replacement surgery can be performed by the doctor when the patient has rheumatoid arthritis or when the elbow has been harmed through injury. The surgery is done to replace the joint so that on

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Elbow Pain Treatment

Elbow Pain Treatment

Elbow pain results from various injuries that affect the tendons, bones and nerves found on the elbow joint. One should seek serious medical attention if the elbow is dislocated and also when the pain

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Elbow Arthroscopy

Elbow Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy is a surgery that is performed by the orthopedic surgeons to diagnose and correct the issues inside the socket joint. Elbow arthroscopy is recommended when the patient is experiencing a lo

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Elbow Surgery

Elbow Surgery

Elbow surgery can be an option if the injury or arthritis cannot be contained using various medications. Elbow surgery is a medical procedure that surgeons do to operate and repair bones and tendons i

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Dupuytren\'s Contracture

Dupuytren\'s Contracture

Dupuytren’s contracture is a scar tissue that forms on the palm of the hand. It normally limits extension of the affected finger. It is diagnosed by the doctor through physical examination. In major

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Dislocated Hip Treatment

Dislocated Hip Treatment

During hip dislocation, the thigh bone head, also known as femur, dislocates out of its socket resulting in serious pain. Reducing the hip movement after the femur is returned back to its socket may b

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Dislocated Shoulder Treatment

Dislocated Shoulder Treatment

Shoulder dislocation is normally accompanied with a lot of pain and the inability of the person affected to move his or her arm. The pain lasts until the shoulder is restored back into its socket. In

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De Quervain Syndrome Treatment

De Quervain Syndrome Treatment

The treatment is aimed at lowering the inflammation, pain, preventing the disorder recurrence and limiting the movement which may occur in the thumb. The symptoms should improve within the first four

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Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Cubital tunnel syndrome occurs when there is increased pressure on nerves such as the ulnar nerve. One can get the disorder by constantly leaning on the elbow on a hard surface. The syndrome results f

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Congenital Hip Dislocation Treatment

Congenital Hip Dislocation Treatment

Congenital hip dislocation takes place when a baby is born with a less stable hip. It is as a result of poor development of the hip joint in the fetus. It can worsen as the child grows. Congenital hip

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Coccydynia Treatment

Coccydynia Treatment

Coccydnia is a sharp pain that can be felt in the coccyx which is the last bone at the bottom of the spinal cord. Coccydynia can be acquired if the coccyx or the surrounding ligaments and muscles are

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Clubfoot Treatment

Clubfoot Treatment

Club foot is a disorder of ankle in the foot which normally affects children. This condition, if treated early, can be improved. It is less painful but if not treated, can become painful as the baby g

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Chondroma Treatment

Chondroma Treatment

Chondromas are slow-growing bone tumors. They consist of mature cartilages and may destroy bones or cause an overgrowth in the bone. Some of the common symptoms are visual disturbances. The primary tr

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Cervical Strain Treatment

Cervical Strain Treatment

Neck strain can be cured relatively fast using various self-care remedies that are essential in relieving pain and stiffness. Some of the most commonly used home remedies include applying cold ice pac

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Cervical Fracture Treatment

Cervical Fracture Treatment

Complete immobilization of both the head and neck must be done immediately before anything else during the treatment of cervical fracture injury. Immobilization is done in order to minimize the cases

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery

Carpel tunnel syndrome surgery is normally considered where the symptoms associated with the disorder have failed to improve after many weeks of non-surgical treatment. It is also recommended where th

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Bunion Surgery

Bunion Surgery

A bunion is a bony swell like a bump that normally forms at the base of the big toe. It is a foot disorder that involves both the soft tissue and the bone. Bunions are always painful and wearing small

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Bow Legs Treatment

Bow Legs Treatment

Bow leg condition occurs when the knees remain wide apart while standing with the feet. It is always considered normal in children. Bowleg disorder has no treatment unless in extreme situations. The c

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Avascular Necrosis (AVN)

Avascular Necrosis (AVN)

Also known as osteonecrosis or ischemic necrosis, avascular necrosis treatment occurs in the event of blood shortage supply to the bones. Bones die as a result of an interruption to the normal blood s

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Artificial Limb Services

Artificial Limb Services

Artificial limb services involves the use of a man-made object that is normally implanted into the human body for the purposes of augmenting a particular body function so that the patient can be able

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Ankle Surgery

Ankle Surgery

Ankle surgery is done in the field of orthopedics and deals with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of medical disorders associated with the ankle. Surgery is always considered as the last option

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Ankle Replacement

Ankle Replacement

An ankle replacement procedure is performed under anesthesia with nerve block. To begin the surgery, the ankle is approached from the side or the front. A bone is afterwards cut and then removed to al

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Ankle Fracture Treatment

Ankle Fracture Treatment

Ankle fractures are injuries caused in the process of ankle rolling outward or inward. Ankle fracture is accompanied by significant swelling along the length in the leg. The patient can also experienc

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Ankle Arthroscopy

Ankle Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy is a therapeutic and diagnostic technique that aims at correcting disorders associated with the joints. Ankle arthroscopy is appropriate in managing a wide variety of intra-articular condi

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Hip Surgery

Hip Surgery

Hip surgery is a medical procedure that is used to remove a painful or a damaged hip. The hip can be damaged by arthritis disease. The damaged hip is then removed from the hip joint socket after which

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Joint Injection

Joint Injection

A joint injection is a medical procedure used to treat inflammatory joint conditions including psoriatic arthritis, bursitis, rheumatoid, tendinitis, gout and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. This procedure, h

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Jumper\'s Knee Treatment

Jumper\'s Knee Treatment

Also known as patellar tendonitis, jumper’s knee refers to an overuse injury resulting in pain at the forefront of the knee restricted at a point towards the foot of the kneecap. Recurring strain re

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Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Treatment

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Treatment

Also known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis treatment, juvenile idiopathic arthritis treatment is a medical care given to arthritis mostly prevalent in adolescents and children. Juvenile idiopathic ar

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Kirschner Wire Removal

Kirschner Wire Removal

Kirschner wire (K-Wire) removal is a medical procedure aimed at removing the surgical wires used to hold bones in place after a surgery. Usually, the K-wires are visible out of the skin making it easy

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Knee Arthroplasty

Knee Arthroplasty

Knee arthroplasty refers to a surgical procedure involving the replacement of parts of a knee joint with artificial parts. It is done to help alleviate pain and bring back the normality in an arthriti

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Knee Arthroscopy

Knee Arthroscopy

Knee arthroscopy refers to a surgical technique capable of diagnosing and treating problems in a knee joint. The surgeon makes a minor cut and places a tiny camera (arthroscope) into the knee of the p

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Knee Cartilage Surgery

Knee Cartilage Surgery

Knee cartilage surgery is a treatment recommended for patients suffering from knee cartilage deterioration or damage as a result of repetitive use of a joint, injury or trauma, hormonal disorders and

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Knee Fracture Treatment

Knee Fracture Treatment

Knee fracture is one of the prevalent knee injuries usually caused by a hard blow subjected to the knee front. Knee fracture treatment can either be surgical or nonsurgical depending on the kind of fr

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Knee Replacement

Knee Replacement

Also referred to as knee arthroplasty, knee replacement is a surgical procedure aimed at replacing the knee joint weight-bearing surfaces to alleviate disability and pain. It is often done for osteoar

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Kneecap Stabilization

Kneecap Stabilization

Kneecap stabilization is the process of hardening the kneecap into place to protect it from displacement. Its treatment and surgery depends on various factors including the patient’s age, the patien

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Lateral Release of the Patella

Lateral Release of the Patella

A lateral release of the patella is a surgical procedure performed on the knee aimed at realigning the kneecap. It is done as an arthroscopic knee surgery and can be conducted as an outpatient. The no

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Leg Length Discrepancy (LLD) Treatment

Leg Length Discrepancy (LLD) Treatment

Also known as anisomelia, leg length discrepancy is a state where the paired bottom extremity limbs are unequal in length. A leg length discrepancy treatment is a medical procedure aimed at correcting

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Limb Amputation

Limb Amputation

Limb amputation refers to the removal of a limb by medical illness, trauma or surgery. It is considered as a way of controlling a disease process in the limb affected such as gangrene or malignancy or

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Little League Elbow Treatment

Little League Elbow Treatment

Little league elbow treatment is a medical care given to a growth plate injury occurring in the inner part of the elbow that is as a result of repeated throwing motions. It is common among the young a

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Meniscus Surgery

Meniscus Surgery

Meniscus surgery is a medical procedure done to repair injury cartilage that is responsible for cushioning and maintaining the knee joint. The injury can be radial which is repairable. Horizontal and

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Meniscus Transplant

Meniscus Transplant

Following a missing or damaged meniscus, a donor donates his/hers and the surgeon performs the transplant through general anesthesia to avoid complications i.e. arthritis. Meniscus transplant procedur

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Metal Implant Removal

Metal Implant Removal

Metal implant removal is the most commonly done orthopedic operation. It’s done to patients with allergic reactions to the metals, those with site infection and or failure of osteosynthesis. Refruct

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Morton\'s Neuroma Treatment

Morton\'s Neuroma Treatment

Morton’s neuroma treatment is a neurological condition caused by a compression on the nerves at the metatarsal bones causing inflammation of the nerve and pain at the bottom of the foot. Normally, i

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Muscle Reconstruction

Muscle Reconstruction

Muscle reconstruction is a surgical procedure involving the repair of soft tissue and long bone reconstruction. It’s a conservative surgical way of reconstructing a damaged muscle, mostly done to hi

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Orthopedics Consultation

Orthopedics Consultation

Orthopedics consultation is a conversation that a patient gets to discuss about their orthopedic condition and the possible options of treatment. This takes a period of about 20 to 40 minutes. The con

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Osteoarthritis Treatment

Osteoarthritis Treatment

Osteoarthritis is an irreversible condition but the primary management is through symptomatic control. It is done through adjustment of lifestyle activities with the help of a physiotherapist and occu

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Osteochondritis Dissecans Treatment

Osteochondritis Dissecans Treatment

The primary goal of osteochondritis disstecans treatment is to restore normal functions of the affected joint. Activity modification and reducing weight on the joint are the common conservative manage

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Osteochondrosis Treatment

Osteochondrosis Treatment

Osteochondrosis is a painful condition caused by the interference of blood flowing towards the joints. This disease tampers with the growth and expansion of bones mostly in little children and adolesc

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Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) Treatment

Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) Treatment

Also known as brittle bone disease, osteogenesis imperfecta is a condition whereby the bones or teeth become soft and end up breaking. The causes of brittle bone disorder have not been clearly discov

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Osteotomy treatment

Osteotomy

This is a surgery on a bone carried out to correct a curvature that comes up as a result of a fracture. The procedure can also be done to make a bone that is abnormally long to become short or elongat

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Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

Plantar fasciitis is an ailment affecting middle- aged people who are always on their feet. This causes pain on the heel. This happens when the ligaments that joins the heel to the toes is strained ma

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Revision Joint Surgery

Revision Joint Surgery

Revision joint surgery is an operation performed on a joint to reduce pain as well as to improve the function of that part of the body. The original joint components are replaced with plastic or metal

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Osteoma Treatment

Osteoma Treatment

Osteoma treatment is a disorder in the skull whereby a bone slowly grows inside another bone leading to head tumor. The growth of this tumor is not easily noticeable because there are no signs connect

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Pes Anserine Bursitis Treatment

Pes Anserine Bursitis Treatment

Pes anserine bursitis treatment is also referred to as pes anserinus bursitis or anserine. This a disorder that makes the knee joints painful caused by damage or an infection. Conditions such as obesi

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Rickets Treatment

Rickets Treatment

Rickets is the disease of the bones caused by lack of essential minerals meant for strong bones. The disease is very common in young children because growth is still taking place. The supplements with

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Rotator Cuff Surgery

Rotator Cuff Surgery

Rotator cuff refers to tendons found in the upper arm. This surgery is carried out on the tendons that are completely torn to put them back to shape. Repair is done on patients whose pain has lasted f

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Scaphoid Fracture Treatment

Scaphoid Fracture Treatment

Scaphoid fracture is a pain felt on the wrist caused by excess pressure when one falls down. The pain results from the injury of the scaphoid. It is recommended that the patient puts on a splint for s

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Sciatica Treatment

Sciatica Treatment

Sciatica is the pain felt on the nerve that runs from the lower part of the spinal cord downwards towards the upper part of the feet. This pain results from irritation of this largest nerve. Medicatio

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Shoulder Arthroplasty

Shoulder Arthroplasty

Also known as total shoulder replacement, shoulder arthroplasty is the repair of the shoulder to do away with pain caused by joint disease or arthritis. Shoulder arthritis causes wear and tear of cart

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Shoulder Arthroscopy treatment

Shoulder Arthroscopy

Shoulder arthroscopy is the use of an arthroscope to inspect and restore a damaged joint. The small camera is inserted into the joint and then the level of damage is assessed by images displayed on th

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Shoulder Capsular Release

Shoulder capsular release is the operation on the shoulder involving the removal of a capsule that is not normal with the help of a small camera called an arthroscope. This device gives the surgeon a

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Shoulder Fracture Fixation

Shoulder fracture fixation refers to the operation done on the shoulder to fix a broken bone either internally or externally. Metals such as pins and screws help to make this surgical procedure effici

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Shoulder Labrum Surgery

Shoulder Labrum Surgery

Being the cup-shaped cartilage that strengthens the shoulder joint, shoulder labrum is prone to several types of tears. It’s characterized by pain and locking sounds during shoulder movement and als

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Shoulder Ligament Repair

Shoulder Ligament Repair

Shoulder ligament repair is the surgical fixing of stretched ligament or torn ligament to improve stability and restore functionality. Arthroscopic shoulder surgery is an invasive procedure to repair

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Shoulder Replacement

Shoulder replacement is a surgical procedure involving the total replacement of the ball and socket joint or one component of it with artificial components. It is mostly done to patients with arthriti

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Shoulder Shoulder Tendon Reconstruction

Shoulder tendon reconstruction is an operative procedure done to normalize shoulder movement. It involves making of incisions on the shoulder by the surgeon. The tendons are sewed together and the inc

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Shoulder Stabilization

Shoulder injury brings about instability in the shoulder. It may result from lifting a heavy object along way or falling into something. This loosens the part in the joint which makes the shoulder tig

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Shoulder Surgery

During shoulder surgery, a camera called arthroscope is used to examine the tissues in the shoulder joint. It is inserted inside the skin via a small cut into the skin. It is done for a torn ligament,

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SLAP Tear Repair

Superior labrum anterior and posterior [slap] injury demands immediate repair. It involves fixing of damaged labrum arthroscopy. It is done under general anesthesia and nerve blockage. The surgeon att

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Snapping Hip Treatment

Snapping hip treatment is done by reducing the activities the patient does and try applying ice to the affected area. Also, anti-inflammatory medicine can be used to help deal with this discomfort. It

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Synovium Removal

The synovium may get inflamed, making the whole joint to swell and become tender. This will require the surgeon to put a scope and a specialized tool to get out the tissue that is inflamed. It is a pr

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Tendon Repair

Tendons are very soft tissues that connect muscles to bones. During muscle contraction, tendons pull bones and bring about joint movement. Tendon repair surgery can be of great help to the affected ar

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Tennis or Golfer\'s Elbow Treatment

Tennis elbow is also referred to as lateral epicondylitis while golfer’s elbow is also known as medial epicongylitis. They are injuries resulting from continuous straining which affects the tendons

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Toe Implant

Toe implant refers to the option to fusion meant to remove the damaged bone and maintain the structure and the function of the first toe. The damage is a result of bunions, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid

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Toe Joint Replacement

Toe Joint Replacement

Toe replacement refers to the use of objects made of plastic and metal to replace the toe done away with as a result of arthritis. An operation is necessary when the patient feels extreme pain and lac

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Trapped Nerve Treatment

Also called pinched or compressed nerve, trapped nerve is a condition that occurs when the nerve located between bones in the spine is irritated causing pain and the muscles are weakened as time goes

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Treatment for Achilles Tendinitis

Treatment for Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles tendinitis is a condition affecting sportspersons and athletes who have increased their involvement in intense sporting all of a sudden. This causes injury on the muscle that links the lower

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Treatment for Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Treatment for Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Osgood- schlatter is a condition resulting from the inflammation of growth plates, soft cartilages found near the end of bones in children and adolescents, due to involvement in a physical activity li

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Trigger Finger Treatment

Trigger Finger Treatment

Trigger finger is a disorder of the fingers that causes the fingers to lock when they are folded. This condition results from inflammation of the tendon whose role is to fold and freely relax the fing

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Ulnar Nerve Decompression

Ulnar Nerve Decompression

Ulnar nerve passes through the elbow whose damage could be caused by an injury from motor vehicle accidents. The destruction of this nerve leads to numbness and the muscles connected by this nerve los

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Wrist Arthroscopy

Wrist Arthroscopy

Wrist arthroscopy is a surgery involving the use of a small camera on the wrist joint then the image is displayed on the screen. Tiny cuts are made to strategically place the camera for the surgeon to

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Wrist Instability Treatment

Wrist Instability Treatment

Wrist instability refers to the movement of the wrist caused by the damage of the articular capsules, ligaments and scaphoid bone breakage. Instability results from breakage of the bones or breakage o

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