Pediatric Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, & Scoliosis Specialist located in Sugar Land, TX & Katy, TX servicing the greater Houston, TX area
If you experience chronic joint pain or an injury, the doctors at OrthoHouston provide innovative treatment solutions in Sugar Land, TX, and Katy, TX practices. We also welcome patients from Houston and surrounding areas. Learn more about Orthopedic Surgery solutions by booking an exam through the website or by calling the office directly.
Orthopedic Surgery Q & A
What is orthopedic surgery?
Orthopedic surgery is a procedure in which Doctors diagnose or treat musculoskeletal degeneration or injuries using a narrow tube with a video camera attached to it. He might recommend orthopedic surgery if you have:
- A sports injury
- Torn ligaments
- Joint scarring
- Other joint injuries
- Loose bone fragments
- Inflamed joints
- Torn or damaged cartilage
- Muscle injuries
- Chronic pain
The procedure can treat joint problems in your hips, knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows, wrists, or spine. Arthroscopy allows the Doctors to view and repair the inside of joints using tiny incisions.
What are the benefits of arthroscopic surgery?
Some of the many benefits associated with arthroscopic surgery with the Doctors include:
- Smaller incisions
- Faster recovery times
- Minimal bleeding
- Less pain
- Lower risk of complications
The Doctors are highly skilled orthopedic surgeons. He uses up-to-date, advanced technology and procedures to give you the best outcomes.
How should I prepare for orthopedic surgery?
Follow the Doctors’ instructions before your scheduled surgery. Arrange for someone to drive you home afterward and avoid taking certain dietary supplements or medications before the procedure. You may require routine blood work, X-rays, or other imaging procedures. Don’t eat or drink anything the morning of surgery if the doctors asks you to.
What should I expect during the procedure?
Prior to orthopedic surgery with the Doctors and the team, you're given local, regional, or general anesthesia, so you don’t feel any pain. He makes a tiny incision, inserts an arthroscope to get a better view of your joints, removes or repairs tissues using surgical instruments, and closes the incisions. Your procedure might last about an hour or two.
What happens after orthopedic surgery?
After the procedure, you rest in a recovery area for a few hours. You can often go home the same day but must have someone drive you there. Follow all of the Doctors’ post-surgery instructions.
Get plenty of rest, take medications as prescribed, ice the affected area, and wear a brace or splint if the doctors recommends it. You might require crutches temporarily until you heal. Physical therapy optimizes your recovery. Attend all follow-up appointments, and call the Doctors if you experience worsening pain or signs of infection.
You might be able to resume light activity within a few days, drive after 1-3 weeks, and complete strenuous exercise several weeks later.
Don’t live with a debilitating musculoskeletal injury or chronic pain when there are effective treatments at your disposal. Schedule an appointment at OrthoHouston, by calling the office or using the online booking tool today.
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