Procedures

At Albracht Orthopedic Surgery, we perform a variety of procedures. We work with some of the world’s leading medical technology companies that are dedicated to helping healthcare professionals perform their jobs more efficiently while enhancing patient care.

TOTAL JOINT REPLACEMENT

Total joint replacement is a surgical procedure in which certain parts of an arthritic or damaged joint are removed and replaced with an artificial joint that moves like a healthy joint.

TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT

If you have very severe arthritis, total knee replacement surgery may be an option. When knee replacement surgery is performed, the cartilage of the knee joint is replaced with a metal and plastic implant. Sometimes, the artificial joint is anchored in place with bone cement or a material is used that allows the bone tissue to grow into it.

MINIMALLY INVASIVE PARTIAL KNEE REPLACEMENT

If you have limited knee arthritis, a partial knee implant, designed to repair only one side of the knee, may be an option. Knee osteoarthritis usually occurs first in the medial portion of the joint. A partial knee replacement allows the surgeon to remove 75% less bone and cartilage compared to a total knee replacement.

ROTATOR CUFF REPAIR

The rotator cuff helps keep your shoulder anchored and helps it to move. A tear in the cuff can limit your range of motion and cause pain. Many times, these tears can be repaired with surgery to relieve pain and improve strength and functioning of the shoulder.

ARTHROSCOPIC SURGERY

Arthroscopy is a method of viewing or performing surgery on a joint by use of an arthroscope, which consists of a tube, a lens, and a light source using fiber optics to visualize the surgical area. The surgeons perform shoulder, knee and other repairs with arthroscopy. The incision made for inserting the scope is small and fewer stitches may be required.

ACL RECONSTRUCTION

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the major stabilizing ligament of the knee. When it ruptures, reconstruction can be performed. The surgery rebuilds the ligament in the center of the knee with a new ligament.

BONE SPUR REMOVAL

Bone spurs can be surgically removed or treated as part of a surgery to repair or replace a joint when osteoarthritis has caused considerable damage and deformity. Examples might include repair of a bunion or heel spur in the foot or removal of small spurs underneath the point of the shoulder

CARPAL TUNNEL CARE

Carpal tunnel syndrome is usually due to overuse and repetitive-type movements. During carpal tunnel release surgery, the transverse carpal ligament is cut, which releases pressure on the median nerve and relieves the symptoms.

FRACTURE CARE

The goal of managing fractures is to ensure maximum possible function to the involved limb. Some fractures require casting only while others may require reduction of the fracture under anesthesia. Some fractures require the placement of wires, screws, plates, and/or intramedullary nails to stabilize and maintain the correct aligned position. In some cases, external fixation is necessary.

INJECTIONS

Also known as cortisone injections, corticosteroid injections are concentrated injections of anti-inflammatories. These types of injections offer quick relief to potentially inflamed muscles, joints and tendons. The most common places for injections are the shoulder, knee, hip, elbow and ankle.

LIGAMENT RECONSTRUCTION

When ligaments are damaged, the joint may become unstable. A torn ligament severely limits movement, resulting in the inability to pivot, turn, twist, rotate or maneuver.  Surgery is an option to repair a torn ligament if other medical treatment is not effective.

REPETITIVE INJURIES

Repetitive strain injury impacts muscles, nerves, ligaments, and tendons. These types of injuries can be caused by improper technique or overuse. The elderly are most commonly affected.

SPORTS INJURIES

Sports injuries refer to the kinds of injury that occur during sports or exercise. While it is possible to injure any part of the body when playing sports, the term sports injuries is commonly used to refer to injuries of the musculoskeletal system.

TENDON REPAIR

Tendon repair is surgery done to treat a torn or otherwise damaged tendon. Tendons are the soft, band-like tissues that connect muscles to bone. When the muscles contract, the tendons pull the bones and cause the joints to move.

TENNIS ELBOW

Tennis Elbow is a general term used to describe pain on the outside of the elbow. The most common causes is inflammation or degeneration of the tendon of the wrist extensor muscles as they insert into the elbow. It is also known as lateral epicondylitis or extensor tendinopathy.

TRIGGER FINGER

Trigger finger occurs when the tendon in the affected finger becomes inflamed. Those most at risk include women, people with diabetes or arthritis, and people whose regular activities strain their hands.

ULNAR NERVE TRANSPLANT

A nerve transfer is a surgical technique that may be used when a patient has a nerve injury resulting in complete loss of muscle function or sensation.

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