Flashcards in 5- Elective Surgery Deck (7)
List general conservative treatment for musculoskeletal disorders
Basically everything except surgery!!
List the 4 main surgical managements for arthritic joints
What does excision/resection arthroplasty involve?
Removing bone and cartilage from one/both sides of a joint
What is arthrodesis?
Surgical fusion of a joint
What is osteotomy?
Surgical realignment of bone
What is the value of osteotomy in arthritis?
Offload diseased part of the joint and shift load to undiseased part