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Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders.

Overview

Orthopaedic surgeons are devoted to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles.

Some orthopaedic surgeons are generalists, while others specialize in certain areas of the body, such as:

  • Hip and knee
  • Foot and ankle
  • Shoulder and elbow
  • Hand
  • Spine

What does an orthopaedic surgeon treat?

  • Sports injuries
  • Back pain, ruptured disks and spinal stenosis
  • Bone tumors
  • Carpal tunnel, hand arthritis and hand injuries
  • Club foot, bow legs and hip dysplasia
  • Orthopaedic trauma
  • Achilles tendon injuries, bunions and foot and ankle injuries
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis

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I would advise that you consult a doctor regarding oedema on your foot. Oedema is a symptom/manifestation of underlying issues and it is more important to treat the underlying issue, rather than treat the oedema. Common causes of oedema of foot without serious underlying issues can ...
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For elbow bursitis, it depends on several factors. Mainly size - if it’s big, it is very unlikely to become smaller and will cause a lot of discomfort and inconvenience; and whether it’s infected (which has to be treated first). Assuming there is no infection, we can ei...
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Diffuse disc bulges (with or without nerve impingement) in MRI is a natural process as we age and can be found in your MRI even if you have no back pain or nerve pain. Nothing needs to be done and nothing can be done to reverse this natural aging. But if there is back...
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Usually, "disc bulge" in a radiologist's report describes disc herniation. It is a small disc protrusion due to the natural ageing process. More serious/larger disc protrusion or extruded disc are called "slipped disc" which will require surgery as treatment. "Disc bulge" is used du...
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I am sorry to hear of your injury, and it does sound quite bad with a fracture + sprain. When was the injury? And what has been done thus far - crutches/ cast/ medication? You would need to get your foot & ankle examined. X-rays would have shown the fracture - it’s import...
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Laminoplasty is a specific surgical procedure performed on the back of the neck to "open up" the spinal channel which contains the spinal cord on its way down to the rest of the body from the brain. It is performed on patients whose spinal cord in the neck are being compressed ...
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Hi there Normally before performing MRI scans, the radiology department will ask about recent operations and the possibility of metal work. In general, if metal has been in the body for a while and is in a deep tissue structure, such as the knee, it should not cause too much bother. That said, in...
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