Trauma Surgery

ACL Reconstruction

This animation describes the anatomy of the knee and explains how a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is repaired through an ACL reconstruction surgical procedure.

Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement

This procedure is often recommended for patients with a complex type of shoulder arthritis called “cuff tear arthropathy.”

As the name implies, this surgery is the reverse of a conventional shoulder replacement in which a plastic “cup” is fitted into the shoulder socket (glenoid), and a metal “ball” is attached to the top of the upper arm bone (humerus). In a reverse total shoulder replacement, the socket and metal ball are switched. The metal ball is fixed to the socket and the plastic cup is fixed to the upper end of the humerus.

Shoulder Trauma

Trauma to the shoulder is common. Injuries ranges from separation of the shoulder joint to fractures of the shoulder blade or clavicle.

Hip Fractures

A hip fracture is a break in the upper portion of the femur. Most hip fractures occur in elderly patients whose bones have become weakened by osteoporosis. If a hip fracture occurs in a younger patient, it is typically the result of a high-energy event.

Rotator Cuff Tears: Surgical Treatment Options

If pain does not improve with nonsurgical treatment methods, your orthopaedic surgeon may recommend surgery. Signs that surgery may be a good option are:

  • Your symptoms have lasted 6 to 12 months
  • You have a large tear (more than 3 cm) and the quality of the surrounding tendon tissue is good
  • You have significant weakness and loss of function in your shoulder
  • Your tear was caused by a recent, acute injury

Patellar Tendon Tears

The patellar tendon works with the muscles in the front of your thigh to straighten your leg. Small tendon tears can make it difficult to walk and participate in other daily activities. A large tear of the patellar tendon is a disabling injury. It usually requires surgery and physical therapy afterward to regain full knee function.

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