Heyl Family PracticeWhile undergoing orthopedic surgery can cause fear and anxiety for many, it is important not to let your fear prevent you from seeking treatment and getting the help you need. With proper preparation and by working with a compassionate and experienced orthopedic surgeon, patients can trust that they are receiving the best possible care to restore their well-being.

At OAA Orthopaedic Specialists, our team of orthopedic surgeons are highly trained in an array of orthopedic surgeries and a physician-led approach to create a trusting doctor-patient bond and ensure a successful and safe surgical outcome.

If you’re in need of orthopedic surgery, don’t wait. Contact our top care team at OAA Orthopaedic Specialists to discuss possible approaches for your specific needs and schedule a consultation today!

Here is everything you need to know about orthopedic surgeries, and what OAA can do for you.

What Are Orthopedic Surgeries?

Orthopedic surgery is a field of medicine that focuses on diagnosing and treating conditions and injuries that affect the musculoskeletal system, which includes the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. These conditions can arise from several factors such as aging, genetics, workplace injuries, sports injuries, or progressive conditions such as osteoarthritis. Orthopedic surgery offers various procedures to correct deformities, alleviate pain, and restore the normal function of the musculoskeletal system, thus improving the overall quality of life. Common orthopedic surgeries include joint replacement, spine surgery, hand and wrist surgery, foot and ankle surgery, and sports medicine surgeries. Depending on the severity and location of the condition, orthopedic surgeries can range from minimally invasive procedures performed as outpatient surgeries to more complex surgeries requiring hospitalization and long recovery periods.

Technological advancements in surgical techniques and equipment have improved the outcome of orthopedic surgeries while managing postoperative pain and reducing the recovery period. However, surgery always carries a certain level of risk and complications, so it is essential to work with an experienced orthopedic doctor and follow a comprehensive postoperative care plan to ensure the best possible outcome.

Foot and Ankle Surgeries

Orthopedic surgeries of the foot and ankle are a subspecialty of orthopedic surgery that focuses on treating conditions and injuries affecting these complex structures. The foot and ankle are essential for mobility and stability, and any injury or dysfunction can severely affect one's daily activities. Some of the foot and ankle surgeries offered at OAA include,

  • Achilles Tendon Surgery
  • Ankle Replacement Surgery
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Plantar Fascia Release
  • Neuroma Surgery
  • Hammertoe Surgery
  • Fusion Surgery
  • Metatarsal Surgery

Orthopedic surgeries of the foot and ankle can range from minimally invasive outpatient procedures to complex reconstructive surgeries, depending on the severity of the condition. Advanced surgical techniques such as ankle arthroscopy, foot and ankle fusion, soft tissue repair, and total ankle replacement are used to repair or replace damaged bones, joints, or ligaments.

With proper surgical care and rehabilitation, our orthopedic surgeons at OAA can provide individuals with significant relief of pain and improved function, allowing them to return to their normal activities.

Hand and Wrist Surgeries

Hand and wrist surgery is a specialized field of orthopedic surgery that focuses on treating conditions affecting the bones, tendons, ligaments, and joints of the hands and wrists. These structures are essential for performing daily activities, and any injury or dysfunction can have a significant impact on one's quality of life. Some of the hand and wrist surgeries include,

  • Hand and Wrist Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Deformities
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ganglion Cysts

Hand and wrist surgeries can range from minimally invasive procedures to more complex surgeries requiring general anesthesia, such as wrist arthroscopy, hand or wrist fusion or joint replacement.

The goal of hand and wrist surgery is to alleviate pain, improve function, and restore mobility to the affected area. After surgery, rehabilitation is critical to help restore range of motion and strength, and patients can experience significant relief of symptoms and improved quality of life, enabling them to carry out daily activities with greater ease.

Joint Replacement Surgery

Joint replacement surgery is a common orthopedic procedure performed to alleviate pain and improve function in individuals with severe arthritis or damage to a joint. At OAA Orthopaedic Specialists, our joint replacement center is regionally recognized for its expertise in hip and knee joint replacement. The surgery involves removing the worn or damaged part of the joint and replacing it with an artificial joint or implant. Modern joint replacement techniques and technology have made the process less invasive with shorter recovery times, enabling people to return to normal daily activities in a shorter duration.

While joint replacement surgeries are considered to be safe and effective, they do carry a certain amount of risk, especially in the elderly or people with certain health conditions. As such, it is important to consult with your orthopedic surgeon to determine whether joint replacement is the right option for your specific condition and overall health.

Spine/Back Surgeries

While OAA offers many non-invasive options to treat your back or spinal pain, surgical options are available if all other therapies fail to treat your condition. The Spine Center of Excellence Team offers highly-advanced care for conditions such as,

  • Osteoporosis
  • Sciatica 
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated discs
  • Stress fractures
  • Scoliosis
  • Facet joint syndrome
  • Kyphosis
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Spinal tumors

These surgeries are typically performed by orthopedic surgeons who are highly trained in managing the spine's complex structure. Spine surgeries are usually carried out to relieve pain, improve mobility, or correct structural abnormalities. While orthopedic spinal surgeries can be highly effective at treating spine conditions, they are also complex procedures that require careful preoperative planning and postoperative care.

While orthopedic surgery can have many risks, it is also a powerful tool to treat conditions leading to pain and disability. With the help of our experienced orthopedic team, you can find relief from your symptoms and regain your quality of life.

If you are struggling with pain, injury, or are in need of orthopedic surgery, contact our highly-skilled team of orthopedic surgeons at OAA Orthopaedic Specialists or schedule a free consultation directly from our website today.