Orthopedic Surgery

For over two decades, the highly-trained physicians at Metro Orthopedics & Sports Therapy (M.O.S.T) in Potomac, Maryland have been providing expert orthopedic surgeries to help patients like you lead healthy, active, and pain-free lives. The team of physicians have expertise in knee, shoulder, elbow, hand, hip, spine, foot, and ankle surgeries and offer detailed consultations to help you understand your condition and surgical needs. You can make an appointment by calling the practice or scheduling online. “M.O.S.T” serves the communities of Bethesda, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Olney, Washington DC, Chevy Chase, Frederick, Poolesville, McLean, VA, Dulles, VA, and Fairfax, VA.

Orthopedic Surgery Q & A

What is Orthopedic Surgery?

Orthopedic surgery includes surgical procedures to repair any part of your musculoskeletal system, which includes your bones, muscles, and the ligaments and tendons that connect them and enable movement. These surgeries repair damage from injuries or degenerative conditions, such as arthritis.

Whenever possible, the physicians at Metro Orthopedics & Sports Therapy use minimally-invasive surgical techniques, such as arthroscopy. Minimally-invasive surgeries have several benefits, including:

  • Quick recovery times
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Less scarring

What are Common Orthopedic Surgical Procedures?

The physicians at Metro Orthopedics & Sports Therapy offer several kinds of surgeries including:

  • Arthroscopy: a minimally-invasive surgical technique that uses specially-designed tools to see inside your joint to diagnose and treat issues
  • Joint replacement: removing part or all of a damaged joint, then replacing it with a prosthetic joint
  • Soft tissue repair: mends torn tendons and ligaments
  • Osteotomy: cuts and repositions bones to correct deformities
  • Fusions and fixations: fusing or holding bones together with metal rods, plates, pins, and screws

What Conditions are Treated with Orthopedic Surgeries?

Orthopedic surgeons correct a range of conditions and diseases, including but not limited to:

  • Back and neck pain from herniated discs or degenerative disc disease
  • Bone fractures
  • Deformities, such as clubfoot, unequal leg length, bunions, and other growth abnormalities
  • Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Soft tissue injuries, such as pulled muscles, bursitis, tendonitis, and torn cartilage
  • Sprains and strains

How Do I Know if I Need Orthopedic Surgery?

Orthopedic surgery may be needed when your condition or injury is severe and unlikely to respond to less-invasive treatments. You may also need surgery if conservative treatments don’t resolve your pain or allow your body to heal.

Your orthopedic surgeon provides exams and consultations for determining the best treatment plan to get you back to an active and pain-free life. The doctor discusses your treatment options with you, including surgery, to help you make the best decision regarding your health and well-being.

What Should I Do to Recover From Orthopedic Surgery?

Your surgeon provides specific advice and guidance for your post-surgery recovery. In many cases, you need to take time to recover from the surgery, and you might have to wear an immobilizing device like a cast or a brace.

Physical therapy is an important part of recovery. It helps you rebuild strength and flexibility so you can get back to your normal activities and prevent future injuries.

Call or schedule a consultation online today to learn more about your orthopedic surgery options.