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Frequently Asked Questions About Orthopedic Surgery

Is surgery the most common course of treatment for an orthopedic injury?

Our orthopedic specialists try to reserve surgery as a final option. Typically, most orthopedic injuries and conditions can be treated by modifying your activity level, physical therapy and medications. There are also less invasive approaches that can bring you relieve without surgery.

What are the most common orthopedic surgeries?

The most common orthopedic surgeries are:

What is arthroscopic surgery?

Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure in which the orthopedic surgeon uses a small camera to perform surgery through small incisions. Arthroscopy is often used to diagnose and treat joint problems affecting the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle. Because arthroscopic surgery is less invasive, you heal faster with less pain than traditional methods. Typically, the procedure is done on an outpatient basis, meaning you go home the same day.

What are the benefits of joint replacement surgery?

Find answers to all of your questions about joint replacement surgery here. Sign up for our class, watch our video or download our Joint Replacement Planning Guides.

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