An ambulatory surgery center (ASC), also known as outpatient surgery centers or same-day surgery centers, are healthcare facilities where surgical procedures not requiring an overnight hospital stay are performed. The types of procedures performed in ASCs are broad in scope; however, several orthopedic procedures done today are performed in ASCs.What is osteotomy?
Osteotomy is a procedure to correct bone deformity by cutting and repositioning the bone.What is soft tissue repair?
Soft tissue repair is a treatment to mend or fix soft tissues, such as tendons or ligaments.What is outpatient surgery?
Outpatient surgery is a surgery that does not require the patient to stay in the hospital overnight; it is commonly known as ambulatory surgery. Outpatient surgery has grown in popularity due to the improvement in technology and the rise in outpatient surgery centers, known as ambulatory surgery centers (ASC).What is internal fixation?
Internal fixation is a treatment to hold pieces of a broken bone in the correct position with metal plates, pins, or screws while the bone is healing.What is joint replacement surgery?
Joint replacement surgery is a surgical procedure that is performed to replace an arthritic or damaged joint with a new, artificial joint, called a prosthesis. Joint replacements can be performed on every joint in the body, but are commonly performed in the knee, hip, shoulder, and ankle. Joints contain cartilage, a soft, rubbery gel-like coating on the […]What is a fusion?
A fusion is a procedure in which bones are fused together with bone grafts and internal devices (such as metal rods and screws) to heal into a single solid bone.What is a cortisone injection?
Corticosteroids, more commonly referred to as, cortisone, is a steroid that is produced in the body naturally. Synthetically produced can also be injected into soft tissues and joints to help decrease inflammation. While cortisone is not a pain reliever, pain may diminish as a result of reduced inflammation. In orthopedics, cortisone injections are commonly used […]What are NSAIDS?
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are non-prescription, over-the-counter pain relievers such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen sodium. They are popular treatments for muscular aches and pains, as well as arthritis, and help in reducing swelling, pain, and joint stiffness.What is an epidural?
An epidural is a steroid injection used to help decrease the inflammation of spinal nerves to help relieve pain in the neck, back, arms, and legs from conditions such as herniated disks, spinal stenosis, and radiculopathy. Cortisone is injected directly into the spinal canal, and some patients only need one injection to relieve pain; however, […]