Orthopaedic surgery is a specialised set of procedures that seek to treat ailments and defects in the musculoskeletal system. The bones, muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons are all a part of this system. As you can imagine, many problems can arise in these parts of our bodies, as they are constantly moving and often put under large amounts of strain. Orthopaedic procedures are indeed specialised in nature and several surgeries fall under this classification. Many orthopaedic procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, making day hospitals a great option when you are in need of treatment. Centurion Day Hospital is equipped to perform a number of orthopaedic procedures, with qualified orthopaedic surgeons available to diagnose and treat various ailments.
Open or Closed Reduction Treatment
When a patient has fractured a bone they might require surgery to reset the bones. After examining the X-rays of the fracture, an orthopaedic surgeon will determine whether an open- or closed reduction should be performed. Open reduction surgery is performed by making an incision above the fracture site. This allows the orthopaedic surgeon to adjust the fragments directly and enables them to insert screws, rods or plates to realign the fractured bone.
A closed reduction is nonoperative and is normally used to treat less complicated fractures. This orthopaedic procedure does not require an incision and the surgeon is able to realign the bones externally before applying a cast or splint.
Peripheral Nerve Surgery (Release of Painful Nerve)
The peripheral nervous system is made up of all the nerves in your arms, legs, face and chest. Injury to the peripheral nerves can lead to chronic pain and the entrapment of nerves can be difficult to treat without surgical intervention. Peripheral nerve surgery can be performed by an orthopaedic surgeon and it can be used to treat a number of conditions associated with nerve damage. Peripheral neuropathy (damage to the nerves) can be difficult to diagnose, as there is a range of symptoms associated with it. Patients should seek consultation with qualified surgeons if they are experiencing any associated symptoms.
Trigger Finger Release (Stiff or Cramped Finger Joint)
Trigger finger is the common term used to describe a condition caused by an inflamed tendon in the finger. This causes the tendon to contract and makes it difficult to extend the finger, leaving it in a constantly bent position. Trigger finger release, or tenolysis, is an orthopaedic procedure that is performed to release the tension in the tendon. A small incision is made above the swollen part of the tendon to release pressure and allow the patient to straighten their finger. This allows the tendon to glide more freely as there is more space available.
Contact Centurion Day Hospital to arrange a consultation with one of our orthopaedic surgeons if you are suffering from any musculoskeletal ailments. Our facilities are well equipped to perform numerous orthopaedic procedures that could greatly improve your quality of life. Feel free to visit our website for more information on our extensive range of procedures or book a consultation online to start your journey towards recovery.