Common Orthopaedic Procedures
Should you suffer an orthopaedic injury, musculoskeletal condition, or the degenerative effects of arthritis, ask your provider for a referral to our team of orthopaedic surgeons and physician assistants. We specialize in the following orthopaedic services and procedures:
- Cortisone Injections: knees, shoulders, hands, elbows, ankles
- Viscosupplement Injections: knees
- Carpal Tunnel and Trigger Finger
- Fracture Care: reductions, splints, casts
- Total Joint Replacement: shoulders, hips, knees
- Arthroscopic Surgeries: shoulder (rotator cuff repair, labrum/capsule repair, calcific tendonitis) and knee (meniscal repairs/excisions, ACL reconstruction, tendon repairs)
Total Joint Replacement
Total joint replacement generally is recommended for older individuals, but advanced ceramic and other implant technologies available at Olympic Medical now make artificial joints a good option for younger patients as well.
Arthroscopic — small, minimally invasive incision — procedures for the shoulder, elbow, ankle and knee also are available at Olympic Medical. Advantages of such procedures include less post-operative pain and reduced scarring. Patients undergoing arthroscopic procedures may experience a quicker return to activity compared to those who receive traditional, open surgery.
Using a sophisticated computer navigation system, surgeons can precisely pinpoint where to make bone resections during a total joint replacement. Surgeons also can create a custom cutting block for patients by entering information about a patient’s joint into a computer, which creates an image on a screen that surgeons use as a guide.
For more details on orthopaedic injuries and diseases, and common procedures to treat them, please visit orthoinfo.aaos.org, presented by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).