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Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedics deals with the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions that affect the joints, particularly those of the hip and knee. This includes the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of conditions, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis, and hip dysplasia, among others.
The primary goal of adult reconstructive orthopaedics is to restore function and mobility to joints that have been damaged by injury, disease, or wear and tear over time. Adult reconstructive orthopaedic surgeons use a range of techniques and procedures, including joint replacement surgery, joint preservation surgery, and arthroscopic surgery, to address these conditions.
Joint replacement surgery is a common procedure performed by adult reconstructive orthopaedic surgeons. During this procedure, the damaged joint is replaced with a prosthetic joint made of metal, plastic, or ceramic. Joint preservation surgery, on the other hand, aims to repair or rebuild the damaged joint using techniques such as osteotomy or cartilage restoration.
Adult reconstructive orthopaedic surgeons work closely with patients to develop a personalized treatment plan that takes into account their individual needs and goals. They also work closely with other healthcare professionals, such as physical therapists and pain management specialists, to ensure that patients receive comprehensive care throughout the treatment process.