What is orthopedic surgery?
There are many different types of orthopedic surgeries, many of which are covered in this website. In many cases, orthopedic conditions and injuries can be addressed with arthroscopic surgery, a minimally invasive form of orthopedic surgery described elsewhere in this website. General orthopedic surgery, as referred to here, is the traditional surgery that requires a larger incision and a longer healing and rehabilitation period. This approach may be appropriate for specific types of conditions, such as severe injuries and arthritic shoulder conditions.