News just in from our client, Raleigh Orthopaedic Surgery Center about Trigger Finger Release: What to Expect

Trigger finger is a condition affecting one or more of the tendons of the hand. The affected finger or thumb is difficult and painful to bend. If the tendon gets swollen and irritated it may “get stuck” in the tunnel it operates through (the tendon sheath). This can make it hard to move the afflicted finger or thumb, and lead to a clicking sensation.

Trigger finger is also known as stenosis tenosynovitis. It habitually affects the thumb, ring finger or/and little finger. The condition may affect both hands simultaneously. It’s more common in the right hand, as it is statistically more used. It could be uncomfortable to the point that it affects the way you perform your daily activities.

The discomfort may ease on its own after a few days, but the condition can still recur and may take several months to go away completely. In severe cases, a trigger finger may become permanently stuck in an awkward position thus needing a trigger finger release. According to orthopedic surgeons from Raleigh Orthopaedic Surgery Center, this surgical procedure, also called tenolysis, is done to correct the condition, especially if day-to-day tasks that require hand use have become increasingly difficult.

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, trigger finger affects people between the ages of 40 or 50. Women are more likely to develop this condition than men and it typically affects their dominant hand.

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News just in from our client, Raleigh Orthopaedic Surgery Center about 5 Most Common Orthopedic Surgeries

Orthopedic surgery refers to a procedure performed on the musculoskeletal system of the body. This system comprises of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. With the surgery covering such a broad spectrum, it is understandable that many of us don’t know which ailments might require the intervention of our Raleigh orthopedic surgeons. In this short guide, we aim to shed some light on the most common procedures these specialists perform. They are:

Debridement:

This is the process of removing dead(necrotic) tissue from the area surrounding an infected wound. There are many methods for removing this tissue ranging from sterile maggots to surgical removal using a scalpel.

Why it’s done:

The procedure is performed when a wound isn’t healing properly or contains foreign materials. Debridement helps the wound to continue through the healing process and reduces scarring.

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News just in from our client, Raleigh Orthopaedic Surgery Center about Orthopedic Surgery Terms Explained [Easy Guide for Patients] Part 5 - Common Abbreviations in Orthopedic Surgery

In part 1 of our Orthopedic Surgery Terms Explained [Easy Guide for Patients], we explained some terms you might find useful when talking to an orthopaedic surgeon about your  diagnostic procedures,  in Part 2 – parts of the body mainly affected by orthopedic conditions, in Part 3 – we talked about common orthopedic conditions and last time, in Part 4 – we delved into some of the terms relating to common procedures.

Today, we’ll be taking a look at some of the most commonly used abbreviations in orthopedic surgery. If you don’t find what you are looking for here, don’t hesitate, call our Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic and make an appointment, our orthopedic doctors will be happy to help.

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Orthopedic Surgery Terms Explained [Easy Guide for Patients] Part 5 – Common Abbreviations in Orthopedic Surgery

 

Check out our client, Raleigh Orthopaedic Surgery Center latest blog post about Orthopedic Surgery: Facts and Figures

As medicine has progressed over time, the extent of knowledge about the body and the technical skills required for successful treatment have resulted in the creation of many specialties. Modern surgery has not missed out. With so many different specializations of surgery, it is difficult to understand exactly what surgeon deals with what conditions.

The Raleigh Orthopedic Surgical Center is the largest outpatient orthopedic surgery center in the Triangle. But, what does that mean? Let us break it down to you!

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Orthopedic Surgery: Facts and Figures

 

Check out our client, Raleigh Orthopaedic Surgery Center new blog post about Orthopedic Surgery Terms Explained [Easy Guide for Patients] Part 4 – Common Procedures

In part 1 of our Orthopedic Surgery Terms Explained [Easy Guide for Patients], we explained some terms you might find useful when talking to an orthopaedic surgeon about your  diagnostic procedures,  in Part 2 - parts of the body mainly affected by orthopedic conditions, and in Part 3 – we talked about common orthopedic conditions

Today, we are going to discuss the terms concerning common orthopedic procedures. If you don’t find what you are looking for here, please call our Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic and make an appointment, so that our orthopedic doctors may help you in whatever ails you.

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Orthopedic Surgery Terms Explained [Easy Guide for Patients] Part 4 – Common Procedures