If you or someone you know is in need of orthopedic surgery, you may be wondering about the different types of procedures available. One option to consider is minimally invasive orthopedic surgery. This type of surgery involves smaller incisions and less tissue disruption, resulting in a quicker recovery time and other benefits. At multi-specialty medical practice Oklahoma City, we offer minimally invasive orthopedic surgery as a safe and effective option for patients.
What is Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery?
Minimally invasive orthopedic surgery is a type of surgery that uses small incisions and specialized instruments to perform procedures with minimal disruption to surrounding tissue. This technique allows for less bleeding, less pain, and a quicker recovery time compared to traditional open surgery.
During minimally invasive surgery, a surgeon uses specialized instruments and techniques to access the joint or area that requires treatment. Instead of making a large incision, small incisions are made through which the surgeon can insert the necessary tools to perform the procedure. This approach reduces the amount of trauma to the surrounding tissues and organs, allowing for a more controlled and precise surgery.
Benefits of Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
There are several benefits to undergoing minimally invasive orthopedic surgery:
Quicker Recovery Time
Since minimally invasive surgery causes less trauma to the surrounding tissue, patients experience less pain and have a quicker recovery time. Traditional open surgery requires a longer hospital stay, more pain medication, and a longer period of time off work or other activities. With minimally invasive surgery, patients can often return to normal activities faster.
Due to the smaller incisions used in minimally invasive surgery, patients experience less scarring compared to traditional open surgery. This can be particularly beneficial for patients who are concerned about the cosmetic appearance of their scars.
Reduced Risk of Infection
Minimally invasive surgery involves less tissue disruption, which means there is a reduced risk of infection. Fewer incisions and smaller wounds mean that there are less opportunities for bacteria to enter the body, reducing the risk of post-operative infection.
Less Blood Loss
Minimally invasive surgery is associated with less blood loss compared to traditional open surgery. This can be particularly beneficial for patients with certain medical conditions or who are at risk of complications from blood loss.
What Procedures Can be Performed with Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery?
Minimally invasive orthopedic surgery can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including:
- Joint Replacement
- Arthroscopic Surgery
- Spinal Fusion Surgery
- Fracture Repair
- Torn Ligament Repair
- Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery
- Tendon Repair
If you are considering orthopedic surgery, talk to your doctor about minimally invasive options. At multi-specialty medical practice Oklahoma City, we are committed to providing our patients with safe and effective treatments that help them return to their normal activities as quickly as possible.
Remember, every patient is unique, and not all procedures may be suitable for minimally invasive surgery. Your doctor will work with you to determine the best course of treatment to meet your individual needs and goals.