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    • Achilles Tendon Repair Surgery

      Achilles tendon repair surgery is a type of surgery to fix a damaged Achilles tendon. This is the strong, fibrous cord in the lower leg that connects the muscles of your calf to your heel. It’s the largest tendon in your body.

    • Amputation Procedure

      Amputation is the surgical removal of a leg or arm, or a part of one - such as a toe, finger, foot, or hand - usually as a result of injury, disease, or infection.

    • Ankle Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation

      Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is a type of surgery used to stabilize and heal a broken bone. You might need this procedure to treat your broken ankle.

    • Ankle Fusion

      Ankle fusion is a type of surgery to fuse the bones of your ankle into one piece. It’s also known as ankle arthrodesis. The surgery is done to treat arthritis in the ankle.

    • Ankle Replacement Surgery

      Ankle replacement surgery is the replacement of a damaged ankle joint with an artificial implant.

    • Arm Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation

      Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is a type of surgery used to stabilize and heal a broken bone. You might need this procedure to treat your broken arm.

    • Arthrography

      Arthrography is a type of X-ray used to examine a joint, such as the knee or hip, when standard X-rays are not adequate.

    • Arthroplasty

      Arthroplasty is a surgical procedure that restores the function of a joint. A joint can be restored by resurfacing the bones, or by replacing it with an artificial joint.

    • Arthroscopy

      Orthopedic surgeons use arthroscopy to diagnose and treat joint problems. An arthroscope is a small, tube shaped instrument that is used to look inside a joint.

    • Bone Biopsy

      A bone biopsy is a procedure in which bone samples are removed to determine if cancer or other abnormal cells are present.

    • Bone Densitometry

      Bone densitometry is used primarily to diagnose osteoporosis and to determine fracture risk.

    • Bone Grafting

      Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that uses transplanted bone to repair and rebuild diseased or damaged bones. During a bone graft, your surgeon inserts a new piece of bone in the place where a bone needs to heal or join. The cells inside the new bone can then seal themselves to the old bone.

    • Bone Marrow Biopsy

      A bone marrow biopsy involves removing tissue from the red bone marrow to be sent to the lab for microscopic examination.

    • Bone Scan

      A bone scan is used to examine the various bones of the skeleton to identify areas of physical and chemical changes in bone.

    • Bunion Surgery

      The goal of surgery is to relieve pain and correct as much deformity as possible. The surgery is not cosmetic and is not meant to improve the appearance of the foot.

    • Carpal Tunnel Release

      Carpal tunnel release is a surgery that’s used to treat and potentially heal the painful condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome.

    • Clavicle Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation

      Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is a type of surgery used to stabilize and heal a broken bone. You might need this procedure to treat your broken collarbone (clavicle).

    • Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Bones

      A CT scan shows detailed images of the bones, muscles, fat, and organs. CT scans are more detailed than standard X-rays.

    • Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Spine

      A CT scan of the spine may be performed to assess the spine for a herniated disk, tumors and other lesions, the extent of injuries, structural anomalies such as spina bifida, blood vessel malformations, or other conditions.

    • Elbow Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation

      Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is a type of surgery used to stabilize and heal a broken bone. You might need this procedure to treat your broken elbow.

    • Epidural Corticosteroid Injections

      If you are experiencing intense, intractable pain in your legs or arms from inflamed spinal nerves, then an epidural steroid injection might be the preferred treatment to quickly give you relief.

    • Femur Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation

      Open reduction and internal fixation is a surgery used to treat a broken thigh bone. Orthopedic surgeons reposition the fractured bone pieces during surgery, so that they are back in their proper alignment, and physically reconnect the bones.

    • Fluoroscopy Procedure

      Fluoroscopy is a study of moving body structures—similar to an X-ray "movie."

    • Hip Pinning

      A hip pinning is a type of surgery to fix a broken (fractured) hip. Another name for hip pinning is hip fracture repair and internal fixation. Hip pinning uses pins, screws, or plates to help hold broken bones together so they can heal correctly.

    • Hip Replacement Surgery

      Hip replacement surgery is a procedure in which a damaged hip joint is replaced with an artificial hip joint. It is most commonly recommended as a treatment for severe osteoarthritis or damage due to fracture.

    • Hip Resurfacing

      Hip resurfacing is a type of surgery to replace a damaged hip joint. During hip resurfacing, your surgeon makes an incision to access your hip bone and thighbone. Next, he or she trims and caps your femoral head with a smooth metal covering. Your surgeon also removes the part of the damaged bone with the hip bone socket, replacing it with a metal shell.

    • Joint Aspiration

      Joint aspiration refers to removing fluid from the space around a joint—usually the knee—using a needle and syringe.

    • Knee Ligament Repair

      Knee ligament repair is used when a knee ligament is torn and results in instability in the knee.

    • Knee Replacement Surgery Procedure

      Knee replacement surgery is a procedure in which the ends of the bones in the knee are capped with metal and plastic parts. It is most commonly used to treat severe osteoarthritis.

    • Kyphoplasty

      Kyphoplasty is used to treat fractures in the bones of the spine in which the doctor first inflates a balloon-like device in the bone to make space which is filled with cement.

    • Laminectomy

      Laminectomy is a type of surgery in which a physician removes part or all of the vertebral bone to relieve compression of the spinal cord or the nerve roots.

    • Lateral Ankle Ligament Reconstruction

      Lateral ankle ligament reconstruction is a surgical procedure to tighten and secure one or more ankle ligaments on the outside of your ankle. It typically takes place as an outpatient procedure.

    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Bones, Joints, and Soft Tissues

      Magnetic resonance imaging uses a combination of a large magnet, radiofrequencies, and a computer to produce detailed images of structures within the body.

    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Spine and Brain

      MRI may be used to examine the brain and/or spinal cord for injuries or the presence of structural abnormalities or certain other conditions, including tumors or aneurysms.

    • Meniscal Transplant Surgery

      Meniscal transplant surgery is a type of surgery that replaces a person's missing or damaged meniscus with a meniscus from a cadaver donor. The surgery usually takes place under general anesthesia.

    • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Discectomy

      Lumbar discectomy is a type of surgery to repair a herniated intervertebral disk in the lower part of the back. A minimally invasive lumbar discectomy uses smaller incisions than a traditional open lumbar discectomy.

    • Minimally Invasive Scoliosis Surgery

      Minimally invasive scoliosis surgery is a type of procedure done to fix an abnormal curve of the spine known as scoliosis. This type of surgery uses smaller incisions than open surgery.

    • Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion

      Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure to join 2 or more bones of your spine together permanently. A minimally invasive spinal fusion uses a smaller incision than a traditional spinal fusion surgery.

    • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

      Minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) is surgery on the bones of your spine (backbone). It uses smaller incisions than standard surgery and causes less pain and faster recovery.

    • Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement

      A minimally invasive total hip replacement uses a smaller incision than a traditional total hip replacement and involves the use of special instruments.

    • Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement

      Total knee replacement is a type of surgery to replace a damaged knee joint. A minimally invasive surgery uses a smaller incision than a traditional total knee replacement.

    • Muscle Biopsy

      In a muscle biopsy, tissue and cells from muscle are removed and viewed microscopically. The procedure is used to diagnose diseases involving muscle tissue.

    • Myelogram

      A myelogram, also known as myelography, is a procedure that combines the use of dye with x-rays or CT scans to assess the spinal cord, subarachnoid space, or other structures for abnormalities, particularly when another type of examination, such as a standard x-ray, is inconclusive.

    • Pavlik Harness Treatment

      The Pavlik harness is a soft splint. It is most commonly used for treating infants with developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). It helps keep the infant's hips and knees bent and the thighs spread apart. It can also help promote healing in babies with broken thighbones (femurs).

    • Posterior Tibialis Tendon Surgery

      Posterior tibialis tendon surgery is done to repair the tendon on the back of your calf that courses down the inside part of your ankle. Surgeons perform a number of different types of surgery to repair this tendon.

    • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement

      A reverse total shoulder replacement is a special type of shoulder replacement surgery. It allows your surgeon to remove the damaged parts of the shoulder and replace them with artificial components.

    • Rotator Cuff Repair

      If the rotator cuff is injured, it may need to be repaired surgically. This may include shaving off bone spurs that are pinching the shoulder, or repairing torn tendons or muscles.

    • Sympathetic Nerve Blocks for Pain

      This therapy targets the sympathetic nervous system, a series of nerves that spread out from your spine to your body to help control several body functions, including blood flow.

    • Tibia/Fibula Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation

      Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is a type of surgery used to stabilize and heal a broken bone. You might need this procedure to treat your broken shin bone (tibia) or your fibula.

    • Total Hip Replacement: Anterior Approach

      A total hip replacement is a type of surgery. It replaces your hip joint with an artificial one. It is also called hip arthroplasty. Healthcare providers can do these procedures from behind the hip, to the side of the hip, or from in front of the hip. Total hip replacement with anterior approach refers to surgeries done from in front of the hip. These surgeries may also be called mini, modified, minimally invasive, or muscle-sparing surgeries.

    • Vertebroplasty

      Vertebroplasty is a procedure in which a special medical-grade cement mixture is injected into a fractured vertebra

    • X-rays of the Extremities

      This procedure is often used as the first step in diagnosing injuries of the extremities, but may also be used to evaluate other problems involving the bones and/or soft tissues.

    • X-rays of the Spine, Neck, or Back

      This procedure may be used to diagnose back or neck pain, fractures or broken bones, arthritis, degeneration of the disks, tumors, or other problems.