Orthopedic Surgery Cedarhurst
Orthopedic Surgery Cedarhurst
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Achilles Tendon Repair

An Achilles tendon rupture is a common injury that involves a tearing of the thick band of tissue that connects the calf muscle to the heel and helps with nearly any kind of foot movement. The Achilles tendon can be partially or completely torn and most commonly occurs as a result of repeated stress on the tendon.

Most Achilles tendon injuries require surgery to reattach the tendon and allow the patient to resume normal foot function. Nonsurgical treatment is only reserved for the mildest of cases or for patients who lead a sedentary life. Until surgery is performed, patients will likely suffer from recurring (chronic) tears.

During the Achilles tendon repair procedure, an incision is made along the back of the ankle to access the tendon. The torn ends are then reattached using strong sutures that are placed on both ends. The sutures are tied together and the incision is then closed.

After surgery, patients will need to undergo six to eight weeks of physical therapy while the foot heals in a walking boot or cast. The foot may be positioned differently within the cast as healing progresses to maximize movement.

ACL Reconstruction

A tear in the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most common knee injuries. An injury to this ligament causes the knee to become unstable and the joint to slide forward too much. ACL tears occur most often in athletes.

ACL reconstruction is usually not performed until several weeks after the injury, when swelling and inflammation have been reduced. The torn ligament is completely removed and replaced with a new ACL. Simply reconnecting the torn ends will not repair the ACL. Part of another ligament, usually from the knee or hamstring, is used to create a graft for the new ACL. Choosing the proper type of graft depends on each patient's individual condition.

ACL surgery requires a few months for full recovery and physical rehabilitation will be needed as well. Surgery is not required for all ACL injuries. Talk to your doctor to find out if ACL reconstruction is right for you.

Biceps Tendon Repair

The biceps tendon attaches muscles to the shoulder in two separate places and helps bend the elbow and rotate the forearm. Injury to the tendon can occur as a result of age, inactivity or over-activity, and can result in inflammation or a partial or complete tear. These injuries can cause severe pain, bruising and weakness.

Treatment for biceps tendon injuries may only require rest and anti-inflammatory medications, but more severe cases may require surgery. Surgical treatment depends on the type and severity of the condition. Most of these procedures can be performed through arthroscopy to reduce incision size and recovery time. Theses surgeries can include simply shaving away the torn fibers, removing the torn tendon stump and reattaching the remaining tendon (tenodesis), or completely reattaching torn tendons with screws and sutures

Bankart Repair

A Bankart lesion involves a labral tear to the inferior glenohumeral ligament. This injury occurs as a result of a shoulder dislocation, the force of which can often tear the labrum, especially in younger patients.

Successful treatment of some Bankart lesions can be achieved through conservative methods such as rest, immobilization and physical therapy. More severe cases may require surgery to reattach the torn labrum to the socket of the shoulder. This procedure is usually successful for most patients, allowing them to return to regular activities with little to no incidence of recurring dislocation. Surgery to repair a Bankart lesion can often be performed through laparoscopy.

Patients under the age of 30 are more likely to sustain multiple shoulder dislocations after experiencing a Bankart lesion. Correcting the lesion through surgical treatment will significantly reduce this occurrence and allow patients to take part in physical activities without the worries of dislocation. Your surgeon may recommend surgery after a second dislocation, and it is most frequently performed on young athletes. Patients over the age of 30 often do not need surgery for Bankart lesions.

After surgery, patients will need to undergo additional physical therapy, as it will take at least six months for the shoulder to fully heal.

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