What are the most common orthopedic surgeries?
The most frequently performed orthopedic surgeries are: knee arthroscopy and meniscectomy, shoulder arthroscopy and decompression, carpal tunnel release, knee arthroscopy and chondroplasty, removal of support implant, knee arthroscopy and anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, knee replacement, repair of femoral neck fracture, repair of trochanteric fracture and last but not least hip replacement.
Orthopedic surgery is a treatment procedure performed on the musculoskeletal system in case of injuries or various conditions. The musculoskeletal system includes the bones, the joints, and the following adjacent soft tissues: muscles (which protect and allow movement of bones and joints), ligaments (which connect the bones) and tendons (which connect the muscles to bones).
The majority of orthopedic surgeries are performed on the ankle, knee, hip, wrist, elbow, shoulder and spine.
These interventions can be performed either traditionally, by open surgery, or arthroscopically, using an arthroscope.
The most common orthopedic surgical procedures
The most common orthopedic surgical procedures grouped by areas of the body
Ankle: repair of ankle fracture
Knee: knee arthroscopy (meniscectomy, chondroplasty, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction) and knee replacement
Hip: repair of femoral neck fracture and trochanteric fracture, hip replacement
Wrist: carpal tunnel release, wrist bone (distal radius) fracture repair
Shoulder: Shoulder arthroscopy (decompression, distal clavicle excision, rotator cuff tendon repair)
Spine: laminectomy, lumbar spinal fusion, low back intervertebral disc surgery
Bones: forearm (radius) bone fracture repair, thigh bone (femoral shaft) fracture repair