Adv. Orthopedic Specialists Archive: Education

Trigger Digit Release

During this minimally-invasive procedure, the surgeon opens a narrowed tendon pulley at the base of a finger or thumb affected by trigger digit. Opening the pulley prevents the nodule from catching, allowing the the affected digit to flex and extend normally with no triggering or ...
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Total Knee Replacement

With the goal of relieving pain, restoring motion, and straightening your limb, a total knee replacement surgery is used to replace your painful knee joint with an artificial knee prosthesis made of metal and plastic. The artificial knee replacement restores the normal function of the ...
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Total Hip Replacement

Total hip replacement surgery is used to replace a painful hip joint with an artificial hip prosthesis made of metal and plastic. The artificial hip replacement restores the normal function of the natural hip joint. Like any joint replacement procedure, total hip replacement surgery will require ...
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Throwing Injuries of the Elbow

Repetitive throwing places severe stress on the elbow joint. The throwing motion stretches the tendons and ligaments on the inner side of the elbow and compresses the structures on the outer side. These forces can damage tissue and bone, especially in young athletes whose bones ...
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Tendon Repair

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Subchondroplasty (Joint Preservation)

Subchondroplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that encourages the natural healing of bone marrow lesions (BMLs). Patients with chronic bone marrow lesions are more likely to require a total knee replacement. The goal of the subchondroplasty procedure is to heal the BMLs and preserve the ...
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Shoulder Separation

This condition is an injury to the joint at the top of the shoulder where the acromion meets the clavicle, called the acromioclavicular (or AC) joint. The ligaments that hold these bones together are partially or completely torn, allowing the bones to separate. client="4200"; openthis="A_fbd0bdc0"; width=720; ...
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Shoulder Impingement Surgery

This outpatient procedure relieves pain by decompressing the tight space around the rotator tendon of the shoulder joint. The surgeon removes the bursa and trims back the acromion bone to allow for normal pain-free motion. In most cases, this procedure is performed arthroscopically. client="4200"; openthis="A_1ecfb3e4"; width=720; ...
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Rotator Cuff Repair (Mini-Open, Supraspinatus Tendon-to-Bone Insertion)

This surgical procedure is used to repair a torn supraspinatus tendon, one of the tendons that forms the rotator cuff of the shoulder. During this procedure, the tendon is reattached firmly to the head of the humerus. client="4200"; openthis="A_5b2b9c65"; width=720; vm_open()

Revision Knee Replacement

Knee revision surgery is also known as revision total knee replacement. It's a procedure that orthopedic surgeons use to replace previously implanted artificial knee joints, or prosthetics, that have become loose, are causing pain, or are at risk of causing harm to the knee joint. Following ...
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