Associated Orthopaedics P A: Orthopedic Procedures in NJ
- Facet and Medial Branch Block Injections
- Joint/Bursae Injections
- Neurostimulation Trials
- Osteopathic Manipulation
- Facet Joint Radiofrequency Ablation
- Trigger Point Injections
- Foot and Ankle Surgery
Arthroscopy is the technique of looking inside a joint by using an instrument called an arthroscope. The arthroscope contains a video camera and is connected to a monitor. Using the arthroscope, we can see what is wrong inside the joint and many times we can also repair the joint if it has been damaged by disease or injury. The advantage over open surgery is that recovery is usually quicker after arthroscopic surgery since smaller incisions are made.
Carpal Tunnel Surgery
The best course of action is prevention. The goal is to reduce the amount of trauma occurring to the tissues within the carpal tunnel. This can be achieved by concentrating on four factors: Position, Repetition, Speed, and Force. Position: Keep the wrist as straight as possible; do not bend the wrist forward, backward, or sideways unnecessarily. Use the whole hand and all fingers when grasping instead of just the index finger and thumb. Certain exercises may help strengthen your muscles so that you can maintain the proper position.
Joint Replacement Surgery
A primary goal of joint replacement is to reduce pain. Though most patients experience some pain during recovery from surgery, they find that the long-term relief is a welcome liberation from the pain caused by diseased knee joints.
A primary goal of hip replacement is to reduce pain. Though most patients experience some pain during recovery from surgery, they find that the long-term relief is a welcome liberation from the pain caused by diseased hip joints.
Tendons are cord-like tissue that connect muscles to bone and therefore act as mechanical cables allowing you to move. Synovial sheaths are smooth, lubricated linings on tendons that help the tendons slide without friction. Trigger finger, also called tenosynovitis, is inflammation of a tendon and its synovial sheath in the finger (usually the index finger, but frequently the thumb in which case it is called trigger thumb). The inflammation may be due to repeated trauma, infection, or some unknown cause.