Tag: Surgery

General

Surgical Removal of Ganglions

Surgical treatment may be needed for a ganglion that has not responded to nonsurgical treatment and: Is painful. Interferes with activity or motion. Causes changes in sensation. Becomes unsightly. Is causing damage to wrist bones, finger bones, or ligaments. The goal of surgery is to remove the ganglion sac and the connecting tissue that allows the fluid […]

Meniscus Tear Type
Lower Limb

Meniscectomy for a Meniscus Tear

Meniscectomy is the surgical removal of all or part of a torn meniscus. A meniscus tear is a common knee joint injury. Surgeons who perform meniscectomies (orthopaedic surgeons) will make surgical decisions based on the meniscus’s ability to heal as well as your age, health, and activity level. Your doctor will likely suggest the treatment that […]

Lower Limb

Meniscus Repair

A meniscus tear is a common injury to the cartilage that stabilizes and cushions the knee joint. The type of the tear can determine whether your tear can be repaired. Radial tears sometimes can be repaired, depending on where they are located. Horizontal, flap, long-standing, and degenerative tears – those caused by years of wear and tear – generally […]

Tennis Elbow
Upper Limb

Surgery for Tennis Elbow

Surgery for tennis elbow may involve: Cutting (releasing) the tendon. Removing inflamed tissue from the tendon. Repairing (reattaching) tendon tears if it is possible to do so without overtightening the tendon. Surgery may be done using arthroscopy, traditional open surgery, or a combination of the two techniques, depending on the type of problem and the method the doctor prefers […]

General

Animal Bites: When Stitches Are Needed

A bite injury may need to be closed by a health professional, may require antibiotic medicines, or both. The decision to close a wound with stitches, staples, or skin adhesive depends on: The type of biting animal. The size and location of the bite. The time that has passed since the bite occurred. The general […]