Orthopedic surgery and traumatology are specialties that consist of clinical assessment, diagnosis, prevention, surgical treatment and adequate rehabilitation of patients with congenital and acquired diseases related to deformations and functional alterations (traumatic and non-traumatic) of the locomotor system and its associated structures. This includes muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, cartilages, and bones.
Difference Between Traumatology and Orthopedic Surgery
Traumatology in its broadest sense deals with trauma in any part of the body. Orthopedic surgery not only addresses the traumas of the musculoskeletal system but also treats non-traumatic diseases such as osteoarthritis and arthritis. It also takes care of the disorders of the muscles, tendons and bone segments.
In the case of children, orthopedic treatments are applied to correct problems before the musculoskeletal system reaches maturity, allowing them to grow with no deformations in their bone structure. Pediatric orthopedics takes care of the growth and development conditions of this system. In fact, the term orthopedics comes from the Greek: “orthos” means straight and “pedios” child; that is, straight children.
At Choice Medical Center, we offer the patient the diagnosis, control and appropriate treatment according to their needs, providing personalized attention in the consultation, orthopedic therapies, using state-of-the-art equipment, unique in the country, as well as surgical interventions. If you need an orthopedic surgery in Naples FL, we are the best option.
What Type of Orthopedic Surgeries Are Performed?
Our expert team of surgeons can assist you to perform any orthopedic intervention, including the most advanced techniques, such as minimally invasive surgeries.
Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique, used to intervene joints such as the knee, shoulder, hip, elbow, ankle, or wrist. Through this technique, doctors can directly observe the inside of the joints and treat the conditions, without opening. Even this method of observation is more effective than inspection with an open wound.
To perform arthroscopic surgery, we use specially designed video cameras, provided with tiny lenses. The specialist also uses small-caliber instruments (forceps, scissors) that can be introduced into the joint and treat the problem causing minimal damage.
The main advantage for the patient of this type of procedure is that to perform the surgery; the doctor makes tiny incisions. Because it is a minimally invasive technique, the time spent in the medical center is shorter than with an open intervention. That means that the patient leaves the hospital much faster.
The recovery time of the patient after this type of surgical intervention is much lower. Also, from the aesthetic point of view, it is too much better, especially in exposed areas of the body (the patient will only have small scars). It is important to emphasize that each diagnosis and case of patients have particular characteristics.
In many cases, the patient can go home the same day. Also, the surgery is less aggressive for the patient (and therefore less painful) and with fewer complications in expert hands as the surgeons of Choice Medical Center. If you need an orthopedic surgery in Naples FL, request an appointment through our form, and we will be happy to assist you.