Overview of orthopedic surgery

Orthopedic surgery treats disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves and tendons. Most commonly, an orthopedic surgeon addresses problems caused by injury, disease or aging. Orthopedic surgeons can specialize in one particular branch of the musculoskeletal system, which makes choosing the correct surgeon particularly important.

Orthopedic surgery can be performed either at a hospital or outpatient clinic, depending on the particular surgery. This type of surgery requires a full medical staff, including surgeons, anesthesiologists, physicians and nurses, as well as a fully equipped medical facility.

Benefits of orthopedic surgery

The field of orthopedics has the ability to treat many degenerative spine conditions. This is because orthopedic surgery can:

  • Replace or repair joints
  • Correct sports injuries
  • Treat back and neck pain
  • Repair damaged nerves
  • Set fractures

Orthopedic surgeons are trained to surgically removing bone, tissue and tumors and adding physiological components to perform bone grafts, fusions, and other procedures. Recovery from orthopedic surgery depends largely on the specific procedure, but many orthopedic surgeries have a positive surgical outcome.

Orthopedic surgery at Laser Spine Institute

The field of orthopedics includes spinal surgeons. At Laser Spine Institute, our staff of board-certified+ surgeons includes both neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons who exclusively specialize in the spine. We are the leaders in minimally invasive spine surgery to treat degenerative spine conditions and have helped more than 75,000 patients find relief at our regional outpatient centers.

Our minimally invasive decompression and stabilization procedures are alternatives to traditional open back surgery, offering shorter recovery periods and less risk of complications^ for our patients. This is because our highly skilled surgeons are able to use muscle-sparing techniques to access the spine. To learn more about our minimally decompression and minimally invasive stabilization procedures, contact today.

If your physician has recommended you for surgery to treat your painful spine condition after exhausting conservative treatments like injections and physical therapy, we encourage you to explore all of your surgical options. Our dedicated team will be happy to provide you with a no-cost MRI review* to determine if you may be a candidate for one of our procedures.