Joint Arthroscopy: Torn cartilage or ligaments within a joint can cause pain, instability or a catching/locking feeling. Arthroscopy (also known as ‘key hole surgery’) is used to repair or remove torn fragments and to reconstruct the hip, knee and shoulder joint.
Nerve Decompression Surgery: Nerves in the arms or legs can be trapped and squeezed at anatomical choke points such as the elbow or wrist. Nerve decompression surgery, such as carpal tunnel decompression or cubital tunnel decompression alleviate the pain, tingling and weakness caused by the nerve compression.
Tendon or Ligament Repair or Reconstruction: The tendons link a muscle to the bone. Ligaments link bone to bone. These can tear or rupture resulting in pain and weakness. They can be repaired surgically when the tendon is still viable or reconstructed when it needs to be supplemented with additional strength.
Removal of Metalware: Often metal is used to hold a bone stable while it heals. However, once the bone has healed the metal itself can cause pain or irritation. Metalware removal is indicated for some specific conditions or for patients who feel their metal is prominent or causing them pain or discomfort.