Most orthopedic surgeries are knee, shoulder, and hip replacements. Although these surgeries can be difficult, the high demand for these operations is a sign that they have helped many people get back to living active lives. Let’s discuss the most common orthopedic surgeries, what they entail and what you can expect from the procedure.
Knee Replacement Surgery
The most common reasons for knee replacement are osteoarthritis or cartilage problems that make walking difficult without pain medication. When consulting on potential knee replacements, surgeons may also take into account other factors such as age, height, weight, and activity level to ensure the safest and best option for you based on these variables in addition to injury history. Knee replacements have come a long way and you will be up and walking almost immediately after surgery.
Hip Replacement Surgery
One common reason why people get hip replacements is that they have worn away at their joints through osteoarthritis, an inflammatory disease where the tissue around the joints breaks down over time due to normal wear and tear from years of use. Hip replacement surgery has been shown by recent studies done on younger populations who suffer from osteoarthritis to be more successful when the hip replacement surgery is done in a younger age group.
Hip resurfacing is another option some might consider instead of hip replacement surgery if they want long-term mobility but need relief from the pain associated with full hip joint failure like osteoarthritis.
Shoulder Replacement Surgery
Shoulder replacement surgery is a surgical procedure that replaces the original, damaged shoulder joint. A surgeon removes the diseased or injured joint and then installs an artificial metal ball in the socket of your arm bone (humerus) where it fits into a cup-shaped part on top of your collarbone (scapula). These parts are called “acromion” plates. The surgery can be done with either an external fixator device or through arthroscopy techniques. This surgery may also involve fusing together the bones beneath knee replacement to prevent instability which would lead to future knee problems.
Conclusion paragraph: If you are in need of orthopedic surgery, it is important to know the most common types. These include knee replacement, hip replacement, and shoulder replacement. Orthopedic surgeons specialize in these areas because they have experience with how joints work together and help patients recover from injuries or illnesses that affect their mobility. Talk to your doctor about whether an operation may be necessary for a condition affecting one of your joints so you can maintain as much range of motion as possible during recovery!