Treatments & services: Bones, joints, muscles, hands, feet

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Arthroscopy of the foot and ankle is used to examine and treat joint conditions. The procedure uses an arthroscope, a thin fiber-optic camera, that enables the surgeon to view close-up imagines of the inside of the ankle and/or foot while working. This usually allows for a less invasive procedure than traditional open surgery, as only a small incision is necessary for the arthroscope, which is about as wide as a drinking straw.

Ankle and foot fusion surgery consists of procedures that fuse two or more bones together in the ankle or foot. The most common reason an ankle fusion is performed is to correct damage due to degenerative arthritis in the ankle, which wears down the protective cartilage surrounding the joints in the ankle. The cartilage allows the bones to glide in and out of the joints smoothly, so loss of the cartilage causes the bones to rub against each other painfully.

Ankle sprain treatment will depend on the severity of the sprain. An ankle sprain is an injury to the foot’s ligaments in the ankle. Ankle sprain may occur if the ankle rolls, turns or twists beyond its normal range of motion...

An anterior cervical discectomy is the most common surgery used to address damaged discs (shock-absorbing cushions between the vertebrae of the spinal column) in the neck. During this procedure, your spine surgeon will remove the ruptured disc(s) and any remaining fragments that are compressing the spinal cord or the nerve roots that branch out from it.

Arthritic foot care depends on the type, location and severity of the arthritis. There are many treatment options for arthritis that affects the foot. Arthritic foot care treatment options include: Pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications to reduce pain and swelling Physical therapy and exercises Heat and cold therapy Acupuncture Weight control Nutritional supplements Steroid medication injected into the joint Shoe inserts and orthotics including pads and arch supports Custom-made shoes Use of assistive devices

Arthroscopic surgery, also known as arthroscopy, is a minimally-invasive procedure used to diagnose and treat joint conditions. Originally, arthroscopy was used primarily in the diagnosis and planning phases of a traditional open surgery. However, as arthroscopic instruments and surgical techniques have become more advanced, more conditions are now being treated arthroscopically.

A bone densitometry test is used to diagnose osteoporosis, a condition in which bones become fragile and brittle. This testing technique assesses the bone mass of bones in your spine, pelvis, forearm and thigh...

Bunion correction is surgery used to treat a bunion that has formed on the big or little toe. A bunion is a bump at the toe joint which may cause misalignment of the toe...

Bunion correction is surgery used to treat a bunion that has formed on the big or little toe. A bunion is a bump at the toe joint that represents abnormal bone or tissue formation, sometimes resulting from rheumatoid arthritis of the foot and ankle. The misalignment can cause the toe to move outward and cross over the adjacent toe. This also results in inflammation, swelling and pain in the joint of the affected toe. The goal of bunion correction surgery is to relieve pain and correct deformity.

Carpal tunnel syndrome involves numbness, tingling, pain or weakening of the hand due to a compressed nerve in the carpal tunnel, located on the palm side of the wrist. The symptoms of carpal tunnel are usually caused by repetitive motions of the hand and wrist, pregnancy, and some illnesses such as diabetes, hypothyroidism and arthritis.