When any serious health problems occur a person is always faced with the problem whether it is necessary to turn to surgery or the disease can be treated in some other ways. In spite of the fact that the today's medicine provides a lot of ways of non-surgical treatment, in some cases surgery is the only way for a patient. One of the surgery directions - orthopedic surgery - is still widely-used to help treating many serious orthopedic problems.
Modern problems of the orthopedic surgery procedures are discussed in this article. Study of the orthopedic surgery procedures begin with study of the knee replacement and shall finish with description of the anterior cruciate ligament.
Knee replacement is one of the areas of the orthopedic surgery procedures. The painful knee may turn out to be very serious in the long run if left unattended. Knee replacement surgery has made great strides as a method of treatment who suffers severe joint pain. Knee replacement surgery has seen positive results in operations performed over the last 25 years. A knee replacement more often than not affects the lives of a large segment of the adult population. There are many reasons for the breach of the knee joint.
Osteoarthritis is one of the most general reasons amongst people who are in need of the knee replacement surgery. Not only breaches in knee joint can bring about osteoarthritis. Hereto may simply bring age change of the knee joint. Besides some people have a genetic premises to given disease. Symptosis breaches in knee joint usually reveal itself the pain in lap under the influence of the load, when walking for instance. You may meet difficulties when you are bending and unbending knee.
The pain may be constant. Or pain may cause the breach of normal sleep. It is necessary to begin the diagnosis of a degenerative knee with the acceptance of the surgeon. It is also necessary to pass analysis X-rays. This can help to define the reasons of the malaises. Besides you should take the blood test. Not immediately you are offered knee replacement. At first you should go through some procedures, which may postpone the knee replacement for some time. The change of the knee joint will be conducted with the help of artificial prosthetic device in the most disadvantageous cases. The decision to begin the treatment must be made by the patient, his relatives, and also by a physician.
Another area of the orthopedic surgery procedures is the anterior cruciate ligament. Anterior cruciate ligament may appear as a result of the knee blow. Often the different athletic plays bring to such a result. Hereto bring such plays as basketball, football, skiing. The early symptom of the anterior cruciate ligament may result in strong pain in the lap, and swelling of the knee is normal 6 hours after an accident. Another late symptom may be joint instability in the lap, arthritis.
The damage of the ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) must at the first aid be accompanied with the imposition of the bus, freeze, and acceptance of anti-inflammatory medicine. Some people may need crutches for a while. Physical therapy may help recover the normal condition. That is impossible to do when rendering to the first aid. In the event of serious damage it is impossible to allow motion in knee joint.
The bus must keep the knee in direct position before the moment of the checkup beside the physician. It is impossible to continue the participation in the athletic play until physician checkup and treatment is made. If the leg is blue it is necessary immediately to consult a physician for medical help.