Orthopedics


Orthopaedic surgery or orthopaedics (sometimes spelled orthopedic surgery and orthopedics) is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopaedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders.

According to applications for board certification from 1999 to 2003, the top 25 most common procedures (in order) performed by orthopedic surgeons are as follows:

  • Knee arthroscopy and meniscectomy
  • Shoulder arthroscopy and decompression
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Knee arthroscopy and chondroplasty
  • Removal of support implant
  • Knee arthroscopy and anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
  • Knee replacement
  • Repair of femoral neck fracture
  • Repair of trochanteric fracture
  • Debridement of skin/muscle/bone/fracture
  • Knee arthroscopy repair of both menisci
  • Hip replacement
  • Shoulder arthroscopy/distal clavicle excision
  • Repair of rotator cuff tendon
  • Repair fracture of radius (bone)/ulna
  • Laminectomy
  • Repair of ankle fracture (bimalleolar type)
  • Shoulder arthroscopy and debridement
  • Lumbar spinal fusion
  • Repair fracture of the distal part of radius
  • Low back intervertebral disc surgery
  • Incise finger tendon sheath
  • Repair of ankle fracture (fibula)
  • Repair of femoral shaft fracture
  • Repair of trochanteric fracture

INTERESTING FACT
IN A STUDY OF HOSPITALIZATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES IN 2012, SPINE AND JOINT PROCEDURES WERE COMMON AMONG ALL AGE GROUPS EXCEPT INFANTS. SPINAL FUSION WAS ONE OF THE FIVE MOST COMMON OR PROCEDURES PERFORMED IN EVERY AGE GROUP EXCEPT INFANTS YOUNGER THAN 1 YEAR AND ADULTS 85 YEARS AND OLDER. LAMINECTOMY WAS COMMON AMONG ADULTS AGED 18-84 YEARS. KNEE ARTHROPLASTY AND HIP REPLACEMENT WERE IN THE TOP FIVE OR PROCEDURES FOR ADULTS AGED 45 YEARS AND OLDER....Read More

Doctors in this Specialty


Neil C. Persad

FRCS


Orthopedics

  • Trinidad & Tobago

Dr. Francis Mulrain


Orthopedics

  • Trinidad & Tobago
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