ORTHOPEDIC SERVICES

Description

Orthopedics, or orthopedic services, aim at the treatment of the musculoskeletal system.

This includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles.

There can be many medical problems that can affect the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles.

orthopedic services

CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME

carpal tunnel syndrome

Description

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which there is excessive pressure on the median nerve.

This is the nerve in the wrist that allows feeling and movement to parts of the hand.

Carpal tunnel syndrome can lead to numbness, tingling, weakness, or muscle damage in the hand and fingers.

ELBOW

Description

Nursemaid’s elbow is a dislocation of a bone in the elbow called the radius.

Dislocation means the bone slips out of its normal position.

The injury is also called radial head dislocation.

elbow orthopedic

BUNION REMOVAL

bunion removal
bunion removal surgery

Description

Bunion removal is surgery to treat deformed bones of the big toe and foot.

A bunion occurs when the big toe points toward the second toe, forming a bump on the inner side of the foot.

You will be given anesthesia (numbing medicine) so that you won’t feel pain.

• Local anesthesia — Your foot may be numbed with pain medicine. You may also be given medicines that relax you. You will stay awake.

• Spinal anesthesia — This is also called regional anesthesia. The pain medicine is injected into a space in your spine. You will be awake but will not be able to feel anything below your waist.

• General anesthesia — You will be asleep and pain-free.

The surgeon makes a cut around the toe joint and bones. The deformed joint and bones are repaired using pins, screws, plates, or a splint to keep the bones in place.

The surgeon may repair the bunion by:

• Making certain tendons or ligaments shorter or longer

• Taking out the damaged part of the joints and then using screws, wires, or a plate to hold the joint together so that they can fuse

• Shaving off the bump on the toe joint

• Removing the damaged part of the joint

• Cutting parts of the bones on each side of the toe joint, and then putting them in their proper position

BROKEN ARM

Broken Arm

A broken arm involves one or more of the three bones in your arm — the ulna, radius and humerus. One of the most common causes of a broken arm is falling onto an outstretched hand. If you think you or your child has broken an arm, seek prompt medical attention. It’s important to treat a fracture as soon as possible for proper healing.

Treatment depends on the site and severity of the injury. A simple break might be treated with a sling, ice and rest. However, the bone may require realignment (reduction) in the emergency room.

A more complicated break might require surgery to realign the broken bone and to implant wires, plates, nails or screws to keep the bone in place during healing.