Extremity surgery covers many possible procedures in your shoulder, arms, legs, and knees, from releasing compressed nerves and reconstructing ligaments to repairing tendon tears and fractures. The board-certified orthopedic surgeons at Spine Center Atlanta have years of experience helping patients heal from injuries and diseases in their extremities. To schedule an in-person or telemedicine appointment, book online or call one of the seven offices in Atlanta, Savannah, Conyers, Augusta, Macon, and Decatur, Georgia, today.
When might I need upper extremity surgery?
You may need upper extremity surgery for many types of injuries and orthopedic conditions affecting the tissues from your shoulder to your fingers.
Whenever possible, the team at Spine Center Atlanta begins your treatment with nonsurgical options. However, fractures may need immediate surgery if the bones are out of alignment or break through your skin.
Severely compressed nerves and some traumatic soft tissue injuries may also require prompt surgery.
The team at Spine Center Atlanta often performs surgery to treat:
- Wrist tendonitis
- Trigger finger
- Shoulder dislocation
- Shoulder instability
- Shoulder labral tear
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Rotator cuff tears
The orthopedic surgeons at Spine Center Atlanta also specialize in performing surgery to repair failed shoulder surgery. Failed shoulder surgery occurs when you still have pain and shoulder weakness following surgery to treat a labral tear or shoulder instability.
When might I need lower extremity surgery?
Your lower extremity includes all of the structures from your hip to your toes. Like your upper extremity, the first line of treatment includes the most appropriate nonsurgical therapies. But in the lower extremity, fractures and injuries to the meniscus or ligaments often need surgery from the start.
The team at Spine Center Atlanta performs a range of lower extremity surgeries, with a specialization in:
Knee replacement surgery
The team most often replaces part or all of the knee joint in patients with advanced arthritis.
The meniscus is a layer of cartilage in your knee that cushions the bones and stabilizes the joint. Meniscus injuries often need surgery to remove the damaged part or repair the tear.
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery
Nearly half of all ACL injuries are complete tears that cause knee instability. If you want to return to activities that need a strong, stable knee, you need surgery to reconstruct the ligament.
What type of extremity surgery will I receive?
In most cases, the team at Spine Center Atlanta performs extremity surgeries using minimally invasive techniques.
Minimally invasive surgery requires expertise in using specialized instruments such as arthroscopes and endoscopes that fit through a small incision. The type of scope used depends on the location of your injured or diseased tissues.
If you need extremity surgery, don’t wait to consult the orthopedic specialists at Spine Center Atlanta. Call the nearest office or book an appointment online today.