Orthopedic Injury FAQs

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How Can Americana Help With Common Orthopedic Injuries?

Common orthopedic injuries generally are categorized as the following, sprain/strain, fracture, osteochondral injury, tendonitis, compressive injury, or degenerative joint disease.

How do orthopedic doctors treat Sprains and Strains?

There are two types of sprains and strains. A strain is a type of injury to the muscles or tendons and is caused by overstretching or tearing of a muscle or tendon. A sprain is another type of injury and is caused by overstretching or tearing of ligaments. Sprains and strains are treated by a surgeon. Orthopedic doctors treat sprains and strains by making the ligaments and tendons more elastic. This is done by stretching and using an orthopedic brace.

How do orthopedic doctors treat Shoulder Pain?

The shoulder joint is made up of three bones: the scapula (shoulder blade), the clavicle (collarbone), and the humerus (upper arm bone). The three bones meet in a socket formed by the acromion (ridge at the top of the scapula) and the scapula. Nonsurgical treatments such as physical therapy, exercise, rest, and cold or heat therapy can help reduce pain and disability. Surgery is often recommended when non-surgical treatments fail. Typical treatment includes medication, rest, physical therapy, and cortisone injections.

How do orthopedic doctors treat Shoulder Separation?

Treatment for shoulder separation typically depends on the severity of the injury and the cause of the separation. A shoulder separation is a serious injury where the inner and middle layers of the rotator cuff are damaged. It occurs when the glenoid cavity in the shoulder is torn, causing severe impairment in the mobility of the shoulder.

How do orthopedic doctors treat a Meniscal Tear?

A torn meniscus in athletes is treated with non-surgical methods such as rest, ice, compression, and elevation. A Meniscal Tear is a damage to cartilage between your thigh bones (femur) and the shin bones (tibia). Surgical treatment should only be considered when the non-surgical methods fail.

How do orthopedic doctors treat Knee Ligament Injuries?

Ligament injuries are treated by separating the injured ligament from the bone, repairing the injured ligament, and placing the bone back in position. For more extensive ligament injuries, a bone graft may be placed to help stabilize the joint. Knee Ligament injuries are treated by Orthopedic doctors by improving the patient’s knee movement using exercises.

How do orthopedic doctors treat Elbow Fractures?

The elbow can be fractured in many types of accidents. Most commonly, elbow fractures are caused by a fall on the outstretched arm, a direct blow with another object, or sudden deceleration. Elbow fractures can result from falls, motor vehicle accidents, bicycle accidents, and sports-related injuries. Orthopedic doctors perform surgery to fix broken elbow fractures. The surgery is called an open reduction and internal fixation. This involves the use of screws, pins, plates, and a bone graft. Relief from pain is usually achieved after the surgery.

How do orthopedic doctors treat Elbow Bursitis?

Elbow bursitis occurs when the fluid-filled sacs (bursa) that protect tendons become irritated. Bursitis is most common in the elbow. It can cause swelling and pain in the elbow. Elbow bursitis most commonly occurs after repetitive motions. It is also common among athletes. Treatment can include rest, anti-inflammatory medication, ice, and stretching. Outpatient treatments include rest, ice, and elevation. Possible treatments include anti-inflammatory medications, corticosteroids, and physical therapy.

How do orthopedic doctors treat a dislocated shoulder?

A dislocated shoulder is caused by injury or trauma. If the shoulder is dislocated, the provider will first try to reduce it in place. A Dislocated Shoulder occurs when the shoulder is forced out of its socket. If the shoulder cannot be reduced, the dislocated shoulder will need to be repositioned.

How do orthopedic doctors treat a broken collarbone?

An orthopedic doctor may prescribe a cast or sling for a broken collarbone. The cast is generally worn for no longer than six weeks.

How do orthopedic doctors treat Biceps Tendonitis?

Biceps tendonitis is inflammation of the biceps tendon. It most often occurs from repetitive overuse of the same arm or shoulder. Overuse and repetitive motion can cause the tendon to swell, which causes pain. Options for treatment for biceps tendonitis include rest, activity modification, anti-inflammatory medications, and physical therapy. Arthritis of the shoulder is treated with medications, physical therapy, injections, cortisone shots, surgery, and joint replacement. Treatment depends on the severity and type of arthritis.

How do orthopedic doctors treat Arthritis of the Shoulder?

Arthritis of the shoulder is treated with medications, physical therapy, injections, cortisone shots, surgery, and joint replacement. The causes of the injury can be congenital or traumatic. Most frequently, it results from a dislocation or fracture. Treatment depends on the severity and type of arthritis. Many orthopedic doctors treat knee pain by diagnosing the cause of the pain and prescribing an exercise program. The orthopedic doctor may prescribe rest, anti-inflammatory medications, a brace, or surgery, depending on the condition.

How do orthopedic doctors treat Arthritis of the Knee?

An orthopedist can treat arthritis of the knee by prescribing cortisone injections, physical therapy, or surgery.

Many orthopedic doctors treat knee pain by diagnosing the cause of the pain and prescribing an exercise program. The orthopedic doctor may prescribe rest, anti-inflammatory medications, a brace, or surgery, depending on the condition.

How do orthopedic doctors treat Arthritis of the Hip?

Orthopedic doctors treat arthritis of the hip by discussing your symptoms, examining your hip, and recommending conservative treatments. Your treatment may be joint replacement surgery or physical therapy.

There are 2 main types of arthritis of the hip. The first type is osteoarthritis degeneration, also known as hip arthritis. This condition is the degeneration of the hip cartilage due to aging, overuse, or injury. The second type is rheumatoid arthritis. This condition is an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s own immune system begins to attack itself.

The treatment of arthritis of the hip depends on the severity of arthritis. In mild arthritis, the medical professional may prescribe anti-inflammatory medication and physical therapy. If arthritis persists, the doctor may recommend surgery to repair or replace the joint.

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