Hip surgery is more common in older adults than younger people.
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As people grow older, their bones become brittle and weak. As such they become less steady on their feet and fall. It has been seen that older adults are more likely to fall on their hips as compared to younger people who mostly fall on their hands and knees. This results in breaking of the hip.
SLAP repair, acromioplasty and Bankart are names of orthopaedic surgery of which part?
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The shoulder is the most complex and unstable joint in the human body which is prone to injuries. As such there are multiple surgeries that treat injured shoulders. Many surgeries have been developed to treat muscles, connective tissues and damaged joints that occur as a result of trauma to or overuse of the shoulder joints.
The whole knee joint is removed in a knee joint replacement surgery.
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Many patients have this misconception that their whole knee joint will be replaced in a replacement surgery but in reality, only a minimal amount of bone is taken out before the new parts are inserted. In knee replacement surgery these parts consist of a metal cap for the femur, a metal base plate on the tibia and a piece of plastic in between as the cartilage.
What type of orthopaedic surgery was pioneered in the early 1950s by Dr. Masaki Watanabe?
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Arthroscopy is a procedure for diagnosing and treating joint problems. In this procedure, a surgeon inserts a narrow tube attached to a fibre-optic video camera through a small incision not bigger than a size of a buttonhole. The visual of your joint's interior is displayed on a high-definition video monitor. Arthroscopy allows the surgeon to assess your joint's interior without making a large incision. Surgeons can even repair some type of joint damage during arthroscopy by inserting pencil like instruments via other incisions.
Orthopaedic surgery means a long stay at the hospital.
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At one point of a time, this was true and patients had to stay in hospitals for as long as ten days or more but with the advancements of surgery technology and patient care, hospital stays have become shorter than before. The average time of hospital stay after a surgery is 3-4 days.