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Of all the areas treated by orthopedic surgeons, the knee is the most commonly injured joint. Five million Americans seek medical help every year for knee pain. Knees are complicated mechanisms that absorb shock. Their extreme flexibility allows for change in direction while moving at high speeds. Our knees are made of ligaments that provide support, and muscles for strength. It is a well-lubricated, reliable mechanism unless unduly twisted, bruised, or broken.
Orthopedic Procedures at Arkansas Surgical Hospital
Total Knee Replacement
Total Knee Replacement: Knee replacement surgery — also known as knee arthroplasty — can help relieve pain and restore function in severely diseased knee joints. During knee replacement, a surgeon excises damaged bone and cartilage from your knee area and replaces it with an artificial joint made of metal alloys, high-grade plastics and polymers.
Arthroscopy: A minimally invasive operation to repair a damaged joint; the surgeon examines the joint with an arthroscope while making repairs through a small incision.
Sports Injuries: Sports injuries result from acute trauma or repetitive stress associated with athletic activities. Sports injuries can affect bones or soft tissue (ligaments, muscles, tendons). Professional dancers are increasingly recognized as performing athletes, and many of the treatments and preventive measures utilized in sports medicine are now applied to dance-related injuries. Many types of injuries that affect athletes may also occur in workers in certain occupations.