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Orthopedic Procedures


Reducing the impact of surgery on your life is the most human thing we can do.

Surgeons on the medical staff across the Texas Health system utilize the latest robotic-assisted technology, training and expertise to offer patients a wide range of minimally invasive procedures.

Some of the popular minimally invasive orthopedic procedures offered at the hospitals of Texas Health Resources include:


ACL Knee Repair

Surgical procedures to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are aimed at restoring the stability and full function of the knee.

Minimally Invasive ACL Repair

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair

 

Most ACL repairs involve surgical reconstruction, during which the ligament is replaced by another tendon from your own body (autograft).

Commonly, an ACL surgery will involve an incision and many months, sometimes up to a year, of recovery.

Minimally invasive ACL repair is usually performed by a surgeon making a small incision in the knee where a fiberoptic scope is inserted.

The surgeon makes additional small incisions around the knee to place instruments that remove the damaged ligament and to place the new ligament in the knee. He or she then fixes the new ligament to the bone using pins and screws.

Benefits include:

  • Tiny scars instead of one large scar
  • Shorter hospital stay — a few days instead of a week
  • Reduced postoperative pain
  • Shorter recovery time — a few months instead of a year
  • Quicker return to daily activities, including work

 

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Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopy

Arthroscopic surgery is used by surgeons to examine and treat damaged joints.

Surgeons use an arthroscope that is inserted into the joint through a small incision. Arthroscopic surgery can reduce recovery time and cause less trauma to the surrounding tissue.

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Reattachment of Ankle Ligament 

The minimally invasive reattachment of an ankle ligament is conducted by a surgeon through a small incision in the ankle.

He or she may remove bone and cartilage fragments and reattach the ligament using screws, sutures and other materials.

Patients are often required to wear a boot after surgery and to engage in physical therapy.

Benefits include:

  • Smaller scar
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Reduced postoperative pain
  • Shorter recovery time

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Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

For many patients, minimally invasive total hip replacement or total knee replacement may be an option.

Because surgeons use advanced, streamlined instruments and materials during minimally invasive joint replacement, incisions are smaller, recovery is faster and hospital stays are shorter.

This approach also results in less damage to the important muscles and tissues around the joint.

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Direct Anterior Approach to Hip Replacement

Minimally invasive hip joint replacement is advancing and Texas Health now offers an approach to get you back on your feet faster. The direct anterior approach for hip replacement is a minimally invasive technique that allows the surgeon to reach the hip joint from the front of the hip as opposed to the side or back. Through this technique and the use of a specialized surgical table, the hip can be replaced without detachment of muscle allowing for a speedy recovery.

Advantages include:

  • Decreased hospital stay and quicker rehabilitation
  • Smaller incision and reduced muscle disruption
  • Reduced post-operative pain
  • Because muscles are not severed the risk of dislocation is reduced
  • May allow for a more natural return to normal function and activity

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