Sometimes, the best way to treat a problem is with a hands-on approach.
Orthopedic surgery is often recommended for patients suffering from chronic
pains in muscles and joints that aren’t responding to medication
or treatment. These procedures can be fairly complex, but they can make
a tremendous difference in the patient’s quality of life. Salinas
Valley Medical Clinic has created a comprehensive orthopedic surgery program
that helps patients with the post-surgery recovery.
Many orthopedic treatments involve a combination of physical therapy and
medication. Pain management is commonly prescribed for orthopedic patients.
Reducing the pain from an orthopedic condition can take time, and pain
management counsels patients on how to better cope with pain while they recover.
It is not uncommon for orthopedists to perform surgery for inflamed muscles,
displaced joints, and other conditions cannot always be remedied without
an open surgery.
Common orthopedic surgeries:
Rheumatoid Arthritis Surgery – Our knowledgeable surgical team is capable of performing variety of procedures
that relieve arthritis pain. These surgeries usually involve removing
damaged tissue or replacing parts of a joint to relieve pressure on the
Joint Replacement – Joints naturally wear down over time and don’t always last as long
as we need them to. In this procedure, a diseased or damaged joint is
replaced with a prosthetic, thus alleviating pain for the patient and
increasing their range of motion.
Hip Replacement – In this procedure, the entire hip, or part of the hip is removed and replaced
with an artificial component. Hip surgery can be very effective, but also
comes with a lengthy recovery period. We offer physical therapy and pain
management to assist patients after their operation.
Herniated Disk Surgery – To repair a herniated disc, a surgeon removes the diseased tissue or bone.
In cases where a significant amount of tissue needs to be removed, they
may insert an artificial lumbar disk or fuse the spine together to replace
the removed area.
ACL Reconstruction – The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is an integral part of the knee that
can tear and make it difficult to perform physical activities. There are
several ways to reconstruct a torn ACL through both minimally invasive
and open surgery. Your procedure will depend on the severity of the injury.
Spinal Surgery – There are several different types of spinal surgery, most of which are
used to alleviate painful conditions of the neck, back, and legs. With
our state-of-the-art technology, SVMC can perform some of the most effective
and safe spinal procedures in the medical field.
You do not have to try and live with pain without help. Schedule an appointment
with SVMC orthopedics if you believe you have a skeletal injury and would
like to consult with a skilled orthopedist. Our team cares about your
progress and will explore a variety of treatments with you to find one
that best fits your situation.