Post Surgery Concerns: Swelling, Smoking, Infection Swelling All hands swell after injury or surgery. Swelling is an accumulation of extra fluid and causes many problems even if it is not visible. Most of the pain and stiffness which follows injury or surgery is due to pressure in the wound from [...]
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What Are the Different Types of Orthopedic Surgery? Orthopedics is a medical field that focuses on conditions and diseases related to the musculoskeletal system. This includes the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. An orthopedic doctor or surgeon specializes in helping people with musculoskeletal issues, including performing surgery on [...]
Boise Shoulder Surgeons: How To Choose the Right One for You About 53,000 patients undergo shoulder replacement surgery every year in the US. Patients describe the operation as life-changing. The thought of going through shoulder surgery can be overwhelming. What bothers many is they don’t know whether the [...]
Shoulder Surgeons in Boise: How To Prepare for Shoulder Surgery Did you know that about 53,000 people in the US go through shoulder surgery annually? Every type of surgery requires preparation. Whether it’s a complex or simple surgery, you need to understand precisely what it’s about and how [...]
What Is Orthopedic Surgery? Every year, there are about 7 million orthopedic surgeries in the US. General health practitioners recommend the procedure when they observe a skeletal condition. Some children are born with musculoskeletal issues. These issues could also arise from an injury. If your doctor has recommended [...]
5 Reasons to See a Surgeon for Hand Pain About 15 million people with arthritis experience severe joint pain. If that applies to you, you should see a surgeon. While other methods could alleviate pain and discomfort, surgery can be one of the best methods for long-term relief. Why should you see [...]
PATIENT INSTRUCTIONS: ANTI INFLAMMATORY MEDICATION You have been prescribed a medication known as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). This drug is a powerful pain medicine It acts to reduce swelling and to reduce inflammation in muscles, tendons, and joints. This medicine works best when it is [...]
PATIENT INSTRUCTIONS: CAST CARE Your cast may be water-resistant, but… Be careful, the padding beneath the cast surface is not waterproof or water repellent. Keep your cast as dry as possible to prevent skin irritation and odor. It is best to avoid letting the cast get [...]
PATIENT INSTRUCTIONS: TAKING CARE OF YOUR INCISIONS CLEAN AND DRY Incisions heal best if they are kept clean and dry. It is not uncommon for surgical incisions to drain clear or blood tinged fluid for a few days after surgery – your bandages are meant to [...]
Arthroscopic Surgery What is arthroscopy? Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that orthopedic surgeons use to visualize, diagnose, and treat several problems inside of a joint. The word arthroscopy comes from the Greek words, “arthro” (joint) and “skopein” (to look). The term literally means “to look within,” [...]