The most common orthopedic surgical procedures

  • Arthroscopy employed to treat problems occurring inside the joint using an arthroscope.
  • Soft tissue repair, for torn ligaments and tendons.
  • Joint replacement, in which a damaged joint is replaced with a prosthesis.
  • Revision joint surgery, in which a preexistent implant is changed with a new one.
  • Bone fracture repair with internal fixation, performed when broken pieces of bone are repositioned using metal plates, screws or pins.
  • Debridement, during which damaged soft tissues or bones are removed.
  • Fusion of bones, in which bones are fused with grafts.
  • Spine fusion, during which the spinal bones (vertebrae) are joined together.
  • Osteotomy, aimed at correcting bone deformities.

The most common orthopaedic surgical procedures grouped by areas of the body

Ankle: repair of ankle fracture/Dislocation

Knee: knee arthroscopy (meniscectomy, chondroplasty, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction) and knee replacement. Fractures around the Knee,

Hip: repair of femoral neck fracture and trochanteric fracture, hip replacement.

Wrist: carpal tunnel release, wrist bone (distal radius) fracture repair.

Shoulder: Shoulder arthroplasty, Humerus & Clavicle Fixation

Bones: forearm (radius) bone fracture repair, thigh bone (femoral shaft) fracture repair.