Orthopedic Services at Texoma Medical Center
One in four Americans have some type of musculoskeletal impairment and together, they make nearly 30 million visits to physicians for back and knee pain alone. If you are one of those people and suffer from constant pain in your back, hips, neck or knees, it may be time to see an orthopedic surgeon at Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas.
Orthopedic surgeons know the human body inside and out and do more than perform joint replacement and other surgery. They are skilled at finding the source of the problem that's causing your pain and can recommend treatment plans for your back, hips, neck or knees that include rehabilitation, exercise or other therapies to relieve your pain and increase function.
If you do need surgery, orthopedic surgeons at the hospital can perform many procedures using minimally invasive techniques that often result in shorter hospital stays and quicker recovery times. Among the procedures offered by surgeons at Texoma Medical Center are:
Anterior Hip Replacement
Anterior hip replacement surgery is less invasive than traditional hip replacement surgery and can often minimize pain and reduce recovery times. In this procedure, surgeons operate through a small in the front of the patient's hip to leave more muscles intact. That can result in:
- Minimal scarring
- Fewer complications
- Shorter hospital stays
- More rapid return to normal activities
Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
In arthroscopic knees surgery, doctors insert a small tube that contains a lens and optical fibers into the patient's knee through a small incision. The tube, called an arthroscope, is connected to a video monitor and lets the surgeon see inside the knee that he or she is operating on without having to make a large incision. That usually causes less tissue damage than traditional surgery and can result in less pain and quicker recoveries. Arthroscopic knee surgery can be used to treat a number of knee conditions, including:
- Torn meniscus
- Torn or damaged anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
- Torn or damaged posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)
- Swollen (inflamed) or damaged lining of the joint
- Kneecap that is out of position
- Small pieces of broken cartilage in the knee joint
- Removal of Baker's cyst, a swelling behind the knee that is filled with fluid
- Some fractures of the bones of the knee
Total and Partial Knee Replacement
Surgeons typically perform total knee replacement surgery when a person has a severe degenerative joint disorder, such as osteoarthritis, in which the moving surfaces of the knee deteriorate. That deteriroation leads to severe pain, limitation or loss of function and/or deformity of the joint. Surgery may also be performed to replace a badly fractured knee, or when previous joint replacements have failed. Bilateral replacement is when surgeons replace both knees at the same time.
In partial knee replacement surgery, surgeons remove damaged tissue and bone from the knee joint and replace the area with a man-made implant.. Partial knee replacements are performed on either the inside or outside of the knee, and relief from severe arthritis in the knee is the most common reason for the procedure.
Hand, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Orthodpedic surgeons at Texoma Medical Center diagnose and treat acute and chronic problems of the hand, shoulder, and upper extremity, including:
- Work-related and other traumatic injuries
- Arthritis (rheumatoid and degenerative)
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Congenital hand injuries and deformities
- Upper extremity pain problems
- Reconstruction following trauma
- Rotator cuff disorder
- Arthritis (replacement surgery)
- Fractures, dislocations, instability
Orthopedic surgeons at the hospital evaluate and treat a number of sports-related injuries and overuse syndromes.
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