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Orthopaedic Surgery

Achilles tendon lengthening (ATL)or release is a surgical procedure that aims to stretch the Achilles tendon to allow a person to walk flat-footed without a bend in the knee, or to bring relief to chronic pain. This procedure elongates a contracted Achilles tendon by making small cuts on the tendons at the back of the ankle. This procedure is performed by an Orthopaedic Surgeon.

Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure orthopaedic surgeons use to visualize, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint. The word arthroscopy comes from two Greek words, "arthro"(joint) and "skopein" (to look). The term literally means "to look within the joint." This procedure could involve the knee or shoulder joint. This procedure is performed by an Orthopaedic Surgeon.

This condition occurs when one of the major nerves to the hand - the median nerve - is squeezed or compressed as it travels through the wrist.  The procedure is to relieve pressure on your median nerve by cutting the ligament that forms the roof of the tunnel. This increases the size of the tunnel and decreases pressure on the median nerve.  This procedure can be performed by an Orthopaedic Surgeon or Neuro Surgeon.

A facet joint block or injection is a minimally invasive procedure  in which a physician injects a small amount of local aneasthetic and/or medication to numb a facet joint and provide pain relief. Fluoroscopy, a form of real-time x-ray, or CT is used to guide the placement of the needle into the facet joint.  This procedure can be performed by an Orthopaedic Surgeon or Neuro Surgeon.

A ganglionectomy, also called a gangliectomy, is the surgical removal of a ganglion. The removal of a ganglion cyst usually requires a ganglionectomy. Such cysts usually form on the hand, foot or wrist and may cause pain or impair body function. This procedure is usually performed by an Orthopaedic Surgeon.

When traction is used, a K-wire is often inserted into a bone to provide a rigid anchor to the bone, and then the weight is pulled on the bone (through the wire) to pull the broken extremity into alignment. This procedure is performed by an Orthopaedic Surgeon.

Open reduction is where the fracture fragments are exposed surgically by dissecting the tissues. Closed reduction is the manipulation of the bone fragments without surgical exposure of the fragments. This procedure is performed by an Orthopaedic Surgeon.

Peripheral nerve surgery encompasses acute nerve injuries, entrapment neuropathies and nerve sheath tumours. It is practiced by surgeons of varying backgrounds with expertise in orthopaedic, neurological, plastic and reconstructive surgery. This procedure can be performed by an Orthopaedic Surgeon or Neuro Surgeon.

The initial surgical approach is typically a partial avulsion of the nail plate known as a wedgeresection or in some cases, a complete removal of the toenail. This procedure is usually performed by an Orthopaedic Surgeon, or a Podiatrist.

Rhizotomy is a surgical procedure to sever nerve roots in the spinal cord. The procedure effectively relieves chronic back pain and muscle spasms. For spinal joint pain, a facet rhizotomy may provide lasting low back pain relief by disabling the sensory nerve at the facet joint. This procedure can be performed by an Orthopaedic Surgeon or Neuro Surgeon.

The surgical procedure for trigger finger is called “tenolysis” or “trigger finger release. ”Surgery is performed through either a small open incision in the palm or with the tip of a needle. The A1 pulley is divided (released) so that the flexor tendon can glide freely. This procedure is usually performed by an Orthopaedic Surgeon.

Ankle Tendon Lengthening?

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Knee Joint Inspection & Repair?

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Hand Tendon Surgery?

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Spine/Back Pain Management?

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Removal of Cyst on Hand?

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Insertion or removal K - wires?

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Open or Closed Reduction?

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Surgical Release of Painful Nerve?

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Resection Toenail?

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Nerve Treatment of Chronic Backpain?

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Stiff or Cramped Finger Joint?

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