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Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

Altru Orthopedics & Sports Medicine offers comprehensive care from orthopedic surgery specialists near you, through our convenient location at Altru Professional Center. Orthopedic surgeries, including elective procedures, cartilage restoration and joint replacement, are offered at the adjoining Altru Specialty Center, our specialized orthopedic hospital.

Our team of orthopedic surgery specialists provides comprehensive care close to home. Care for the musculoskeletal system ranges from foot and ankle treatment, partial joint replacement and arthroscopic joint surgeries, to advanced procedures such as anterior approach hip replacement, superior capsular reconstruction for the rotator cuff, hand surgery and more.

If you are experiencing joint pain, schedule an appointment with an Altru Orthopedics & Sports Medicine specialist. Call 701.732.7700 or schedule an appointment online.

Types of Orthopedic Surgeries Available at Altru

Our orthopedic surgeons are continuously elevating treatment options to offer the highest level of care and the most advanced procedures to get you back to an active life.

Procedures our orthopedic surgery specialists perform include:

  • Arthroscopic surgeries
  • Joint replacement
  • Ligament and tendon repair
  • Open surgeries
  • Pediatric orthopedic surgery

Why are Orthopedic Procedures Performed?

Total or partial joint replacements are performed by orthopedic surgery specialists when your joint is damaged. The damage may come from arthritis, a past injury, or the natural wear and tear that comes with age. Orthopedic surgery specialists will usually recommend more conservative measures, such as physical therapy and exercise, before suggesting surgery. If conservative measures do not relieve your joint pain, you may benefit from replacement or repair surgery, whether of the knee, hip or shoulder.

Arthroscopic surgeries are used by orthopedic surgery specialists to look inside a patient’s joint. These procedures use small cameras and a screen to see inside a patient’s body without large incisions. Surgeons may use arthroscopic surgeries to diagnose or treat acute or chronic injuries or inflammation of the joints. Open surgeries are sometimes used in conjunction with arthroscopic surgeries, for example, to repair or reconstruct damaged cartilage or for carpal tunnel release.

Ligament and tendon repair can be performed arthroscopically or traditionally. One common type of ligament and tendon repair is rotator cuff repair. During rotator cuff surgery, the tendons are reattached to the patient’s bone, often using small rivets called suture anchors. Some anchors are made of metal. Others are made from materials designed to dissolve over time.

Pediatric orthopedic surgery can be used to treat children with complicated musculoskeletal problems, including developmental delays, problems with the arms, legs and spine, or skeletal dysplasias.

What to Expect From Orthopedic Surgery

Depending on the type of procedure your orthopedic surgery specialist will perform, you may need to prepare your home for recovery. Before your surgery, ask your doctor any questions about surgery, health concerns and recovery that you may have. After surgery, you may require medication for pain management. Your recovery may also include physical or occupational therapy.

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For more urgent orthopedic injuries, Altru’s orthopedic trauma team provides trauma and acute care at Altru Hospital. Orthopedic trauma care is available through Altru’s emergency room 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To schedule an appointment, call 701.732.7700 or visit MyChart

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