Minimally Invasive Surgery for Trauma and Fractures
During a minimally invasive procedure, surgeons make several small incisions in the skin, in some cases just a few millimeters. A long, thin tube with a miniature camera attached at the end called an endoscope is passed through one of the incisions. Images from the endoscope are projected onto monitors in the operating room so surgeons can get a clear and magnified view of the surgical area. These instruments allow the surgeon to perform the surgery by exploring, removing, or repairing whatever's wrong inside the body.
Minimally invasive surgery procedures provide a number of advantages over traditional surgeries. Minimally invasive techniques use smaller incisions, cause less trauma to the body with less blood loss, and result in decreased scarring. Recovery times are also shorter. Depending on the surgical procedure, recovery from traditional open surgery could take six to eight weeks. After a minimally invasive procedure, patients may fully recover in as little as two weeks.
The benefits of minimally invasive surgery can include:
- Small incisions
- Less pain
- Low risk of infection
- Short hospital stay
- Quick recovery time
- Less scarring
- Reduced blood loss
Fortunately, advances in medical science and constant evolving technology have made it possible for patients to undergo many types of minimally invasive surgeries. Doctors use a variety of techniques to operate with less damage to the body than with open surgery, including:
- Anterior techniques
Orthopaedic Surgery for Trauma and Fractures
In addition to minimally invasive surgery, the doctors at the Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group, also performs orthopedic surgery. Our board-certified orthopaedic surgeons can properly diagnose your problems and provide treatments that restore a more pain-free condition. We perform the following orthopaedic procedures and more, including:
- Minimally invasive surgery for fractures
- Joint Replacement
When you need an orthopedic surgeon to perform minimally invasive surgery, look no further than The Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group. To request an appointment, contact us.