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Category Archives: Surgery

Orthopedics, Surgery | Apr 9, 2018

Articular Cartilage Restoration

The smooth, white tissue that covers the end of bones that connect together is known as articular cartilage. Such cartilage allow your joints to move seamlessly, while also supporting the bones ability to glide over each other without creating tension. Patients can damage their articular cartilage through repetition of movement or stress that gradually develops […]

Spine Care, Surgery | May 13, 2019

Cutting Edge Surgery Leads to Shorter Recovery

Suffering from chronic pain in the knee is painful enough, but then to think about the pain one would suffer after a surgery for knee replacement has some people hesitant to take that step. Just the worries of what could happen and the pain one might be in stop many people from reaching out to […]

Services, Surgery | May 20, 2019

Undergoing Spinal Decompression In Atlanta For Spinal Stenosis Patients

Within the spine there are open spaces, and when these begin to shrink in size, nerves can become pinched resulting in excruciating pain in the lower back and even the legs. This condition is called spinal stenosis and can become debilitating if not treated. It can be caused from enlarged joints, ligaments that have increased […]

Specialties, Spine Care, Surgery | May 22, 2019

Spinal Stenosis Surgery in Atlanta

Within the spine there are open spaces, and when these begin to shrink in size, nerves can become pinched resulting in debilitating pain in the lower back and even the legs. Spinal stenosis can occur due to age as the spine begins to narrow and when that extra space is lost, pain surfaces.

Hand Pain, Surgery | May 31, 2019

Expectations For Hand Surgery

As the hand is an extremely intricate part of the body, recovery from surgery always varies. Recovery times will depend upon the cause of the surgery as well as the type of surgery that was performed. In some cases, multiple surgeries are needed to rectify the underlying issue.

Orthopedics, Surgery | Jun 3, 2019

Common Questions For Orthopedic Surgeons

Q: Is there a right time for surgery? A: When setting expectations around surgery, your orthopedic surgeon will know when is best based upon the amount of pain you are in and how your injury or pain is affecting your overall life. With all of that in mind, the surgeon will make the decision when […]

Surgery | Jun 5, 2019

Is Minimally Invasive Surgery Right For Me?

It’s no wonder with the advanced research in technology that medical professionals have developed a minimally invasive approach to surgery. This procedure has made sports medicine, joint replacements, and other arthroscopic repairs that much safer and less invasive than that of the traditional approaches.

Shoulder Pain, Surgery | Jun 10, 2019

Shoulder Surgery In Atlanta

As the shoulder is a ball and socket joint, it is extremely flexible and allows for your arm to rotate in a multitude of directions. Although the flexibility gives the shoulder a sense of power and strength, it also makes it vulnerable as it becomes more susceptible to injury. With most injuries, surgery is usually […]

Surgery | Jul 1, 2019

When It Comes To Spinal Laser Surgery, AICA Orthopedics Is The Perfect Fit For You

How does walking out of an operating room pain free, with just a small bandage sound? Something out of a science fiction novel? Think again! It may sound too good to be true but its not, spinal laser surgery in Atlanta is a new cutting edge procedure that is changing the lives of those who […]

What To Expect When Expecting Shoulder Surgery | AICA Orthopedics

Shoulder Pain, Surgery | Jul 5, 2019

What To Expect When Expecting Shoulder Surgery

When the soft tissues located in the shoulder become strained or dislocated, our Atlanta orthopedic surgeons may suggest surgery. Surgery is recommended to correct the damage that may have been done to the structure of the shoulder or to tighten areas that may have been stretched out due to overuse.

Common Types of Orthopedic Surgeries | AICA Orthopedics

Surgery | Jul 29, 2019

Common Types of Orthopedic Surgeries

Orthopedic specialists perform surgeries on the musculoskeletal system, which is composed of bones, muscles, ligaments, joints, and tendons. Operations range from traditional procedures to minimally invasive, which allows for quicker recovery.

Surger and Diabetes: What You Need To Know | AICA Orthopedics

Surgery | Aug 23, 2019

Surger and Diabetes: What You Need To Know

When having surgery, there are many factors that can complicate the procedure. If in need of orthopedic surgery, our Atlanta orthopedic surgeons will discuss with you all of the complex issues that may arise due to other medical conditions. Diabetes is a condition that needs to be monitored closely during and after surgery to prevent […]

Surgery | Oct 2, 2019

What Are the Most Common Orthopedic Surgeries?

There are many different orthopedic surgeries that surgeons perform. These surgeries address different parts of the body, and while they are still invasive procedures, many are very routine. Some are even now minimally invasive thanks to improvements in technology. Your orthopedic doctor will help you understand the specific surgery you need, including what it involves, […]

Is Laser Surgery Necessary? | AICA Orthopedics

Spine Care, Surgery | Oct 11, 2019

Is Laser Surgery Necessary?

When thinking of laser surgery, many may think of futuristic space-age technology with laser beams, but that isn’t exactly how it all works. Lasers are used in the operating room, however, not in the way many may think.

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Hand Pain, Surgery, Wrist Pain | Oct 22, 2019

4 Surgeries that Hand Surgeons Perform

If you’ve felt pain in your hands or have lost some of the mobility in your fingers, you may need to have a procedure done to restore functionality and eliminate the pain. A qualified hand surgeon performs many of these surgeries on a daily basis. Many people, though, don’t realize how common hand surgeries are. […]

The Importance of Hand Exercises | AICA Orthopedics

Hand Pain, Surgery | Oct 30, 2019

The Importance of Hand Exercises

Everyone knows the importance of exercise and how it greatly affects our health for the better. However, when thinking of exercising or working out, hand health is almost never a consideration.

Minimally Invasive Back Surgery Procedure at AICA Orthopedics with Scissors and Knives

Back Pain, Spine Care, Surgery | Oct 31, 2019

What Happens During Minimally Invasive Back Surgery?

No one wants to have surgery, especially back surgery. The recovery time can be much more difficult than some other surgeries because you often cannot lay on your back, which can be uncomfortable, and you have to limit your movements as much as possible.   That’s why minimally invasive spine surgery is the best option. […]

Orthopedic Surgeons and Your Personal Injury Case | AICA Orthopedics

Legal, Orthopedics, Surgery | Nov 1, 2019

Orthopedic Surgeons and Your Personal Injury Case

If involved in a personal injury case, and damage has been caused to the musculoskeletal system, an orthopedic surgeon is called upon to assess your injuries to determine the intensity of the injury. If the injury or injuries are severe, the orthopedic doctor will perform surgery so the patient can make a full recovery.

Elderly women talking to orthopedic surgeon about hip replacement surgery

Hip Pain, Surgery | Nov 18, 2019

8 Things To Do Before Hip Surgery

A hip replacement surgery can seem like a daunting prospect, especially since despite modern advancements, it is still considered to be major surgery with several risks. It is your orthopedic surgeon’s job to make sure that your surgery goes smoothly and attends to the necessary replacement. The best thing you can do is prepare adequately […]

Top 10 FAQs Orthopedic Surgeons Hear – Answered! | AICA Orthopedics

Surgery | Nov 20, 2019

Top 10 FAQs Orthopedic Surgeons Hear – Answered!

If you’re considering consulting with an orthopedic surgeon for the pain in your bones and joints, you likely already have a long list of questions to ask. Orthopedic surgery can restore your mobility and reduce or eliminate pain, but as with any surgery, it’s not something you want to go into without being well-informed. Before […]

Physical Therapy Minimally Invasive Surgery AICA Orthopedics

Physical Therapy, Surgery | Nov 22, 2019

Do I Need Physical Therapy After My Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?

Thanks to modern innovation, many patients who require surgery will be offered an alternative approach called minimally invasive surgery. This option is less severe of a solution as compared to traditional surgery.   It holds many benefits, but no matter how little minimally invasive spine surgery intends to disrupt your life and body, physical therapy […]

minimally invasive surgery for scoliosis

Back Pain, Spine Care, Surgery | Dec 5, 2019

Does Minimally Invasive Scoliosis Surgery Work?

What Is Minimally Invasive Scoliosis Surgery? Scoliosis is a condition of the spine which causes it to be marked by curvatures and misalignments that should not be present in a healthy and properly formed spine. This condition can be mild and harmless to the individual who has it, but it can also be more severe […]

Is Orthopedic Surgery Covered By Insurance? | AICA Orthopedics

Surgery | Jan 8, 2020

Is Orthopedic Surgery Covered By Insurance?

After an injury, when noninvasive procedures haven’t or can’t yield the desired results, it may be necessary to undergo orthopedic surgery to fully correct the problem. If your course of treatment is surgery, then it is essential that you have all the information upfront and organized. One question many patients have when preparing for surgery […]

Recent Advancements In Hip Surgery | AICA Orthopedics

Hip Pain, Surgery | Feb 7, 2020

Recent Advancements In Hip Surgery

Knee and shoulder arthroscopy has been effective treatment options for many years, however, a new arthroscopic procedure is taking center stage and proving effective for many patients. Hip arthroscopy, although new, has recently become the go-to procedure for hip injuries. Of course, with any new process, you should be prepared to ask these questions.

Are You A Candidate For Hip Surgery? | AICA Orthopedics

Hip Pain, Surgery | Feb 17, 2020

Are You A Candidate For Hip Surgery?

Hip replacement surgery in the United States is at an increasing high as studies have shown these surgeries have doubled in occurrence from years past. Some may think this surgery is only being performed on older patients, however, patients as young as 30 are receiving a hip replacement.

What To Expect During Knee Replacement Recovery

Knee Pain, Surgery | Mar 9, 2020

What To Expect During Knee Replacement Recovery

Knee replacement surgery is a very common surgery, particularly for older individuals who have severe osteoarthritis. Unlike many other surgeries, this one will require you to get up and moving pretty quickly, which is an important part of your healing and recovery. In fact, during your time at the hospital after surgery (typically 1-2 days), […]

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