Complete Injury Management helps Arizona residents find the best treatment option for their individual needs, and never suggests unnecessary surgeries or procedures.
Orthopedic surgery is only recommended when it is necessary for the preservation or restoration of functionality in the spine or extremities. Some of the conditions that might require orthopedic surgery include:
- Club foot, hammertoes, bow legs, bunions
- Spine disorders such as scoliosis, ruptured disc, and sciatica
- Cerebral palsy
- Bone tumors
- Muscle, tendon, and ligament damage
It’s common for patients with a musculoskeletal condition to see a primary care physician initially who can suggest a doctor – such as an orthopedic surgeon – and then continue ongoing care after any necessary treatments are complete.
Complete Injury Management believes that surgery should always be a last resort, which is why we support an orthopedic approach to many common injuries. Unlike traditional surgeons, orthopedic surgeons use a combination of surgical and non-surgical treatments, and will opt for a non-surgical approach when possible. Some of the common non-surgical treatments include:
- Physical therapy
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Arthroscopic debridement
- Cortisone injections
- Hyaluronic acid injections
The most common type of orthopedic surgery is arthroscopy, typically on the knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, ankle, foot, or hip. Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure on the joint using an arthroscope – which is an endoscope that is inserted through a small incision near the joint. Once inside, the surgeon can evaluate the joint, and if necessary, fix or replace any damaged cartilage. This has obvious advantages over traditional surgery: the recovery time is much shorter, and it causes less trauma to the connective tissues in the joint.
Severe injuries and trauma are common causes of musculoskeletal conditions which may require orthopedic surgery. When trauma on a joint is too severe, arthroscopy may not be enough to repair the join. In these cases, the surgeon may recommend arthroplasty, which is an orthopedic surgery used to replaced, remodel, or realign part of the joint. This is an elective surgery, and a popular alternative to replacing the joint altogether.
Our affiliates are trained in the treatment of a variety of orthopedic conditions and perform several orthopedic procedures including:
- Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee and Shoulder
- Fracture Care
- Adult Orthopedic Care
- Pediatric Orthopedic Care
- Total Joint Replacement
- Orthopedic Sports Medicine
- Minimally Invasive Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spinal Surgery
- Microdiscectomy Surgery
- Spinal Deformity Surgery
- Spinal Fracture Treatment