General orthopedics includes the diagnosis, care and treatment injury to and disease of the musculoskeletal system. These conditions affect individuals of all ages and encompass nerve compression, fractures, sports injuries, congenital anomalies, arthritis and joint disease among others. At Memorial Hospital Orthopedics, we diagnose and treat orthopedic problems with conservative and surgical interventions.
Many orthopedic surgeries can be performed arthroscopically at Memorial Hospital. Arthroscopy is a technique that involves inserting a camera or arthroscope and specialized tools to perform surgery through small incisions or portals. The arthroscope is connected to a video camera and the interior of the involved joint is seen on a television monitor. Because this type of surgery only requires small incisions, it is generally less invasive than “open” surgery. Most patients have their arthroscopic surgery as outpatients and are home several hours after the surgery.