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Orthopaedics is the branch of surgery that diagnoses, treats and cares for your musculoskeletal system. It covers a complex system that we all use constantly: from bones and joints to ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves.
An upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (gastroscopy) is a test which allows the endoscopist to look directly at the lining of the oesophagus (gullet), the stomach and around the first bend of the small intestine – the duodenum. The gastroscope is a long flexible tube (thinner than your little finger) with a bright light on the end.
A fusion surgery causes two bones that normally move against each other through a joint to heal together. Fusion is appropriate for diseased joints when replacement of the joint is not an option. Once the area heals together, it acts as one unit but can restore function and provide significant pain relief. Generally speaking, fusion is also very durable.
Arthritis of the first metatarsophalangeal or MTP joint (the big joint of the big toe) can cause pain and swelling. This can lead to difficulty with shoewear and mild activity such as walking. Arthritis develops when the cartilage in the joint wears away and the two bones that make up the big toe joint rub against one another. The goal of this procedure is to join (fuse) bones together permanently. By doing this, the joint is gone and the arthritis pain lessens.
A unicondylar knee replacement is used when the arthritis affects just one side of the joint. The other normal areas are preserved and the affected side replaced with an implant made from metal and plastic. The advantage of a unicondylar versus a total knee replacement is a more normal feeling joint.
The operation is done by keyhole surgery ('arthroscopy'). Sub-acromial decompression involves releasing the ligament from the front of the acromion and trimming off the under surface of the acromion bone. This allows the tendon to move more freely and thus break the cycle of rubbing and swelling.
During a rotator cuff repair, your surgeon will examine your shoulder to find any tears in the muscles or tendons and then fasten them back into place again. The aim is to reattach the tendons to the bone with the help of anchors. The bone on the underside of the acromion may also be smoothed out.
To reconstruct the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), this website aims to give information on the PCL structure and function, of what an operation entails and post operative rehabilitation. After reading this website if you have any further questions please contact us.
For osteochondral grafting, this information sheet is intended to provide details about the problem. It will include a brief explanation of what is meant by a chondral or osteochondral lesion, a description of the surgical procedure called osteochondral grafting and what will happen post-operatively and through rehabilitation.
For autograft chondrocyte implantations, this information is intended to provide details regarding surgery. It will include a brief explanation of what is meant by a chondral or osteochondral lesion, a description of the surgical procedure called autograft chondrocyte implantation and what will happen post-operatively and through rehabilitation.
The reason you are going to have a capsular release is because you have a stiff shoulder and the aim of the operation is to improve the movement in your shoulder. A stiff shoulder may sometimes be called a 'frozen shoulder'; or you may have developed stiffness following an injury or a previous operation to your shoulder.
For knee injuries to reconstruct the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), this website aims to give you information on the ACL structure and function, what an operation entails including postoperative rehabilitation. After reading this information if you have any further questions please contact us.
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