Orthopaedics Procedure overview
Orthopaedics Procedure that address the challenges of healthcare literacy. Orthopaedic procedure is an operation performed by a medical specialist such as an orthopedist or orthopedic surgeon, who is trained to assess and treat problems that develop in the bones, joints, and ligaments of the human body.
Orthopaedics Procedures Steps
- Drilling/Microfracture of Damaged Articular Cartilage Introduction
- Treatment Area
Step 1: Drilling/Microfracture of Damaged Articular Cartilage(Orthopaedics Procedure) Introduction
The patella is a flat triangular-shaped bone that protects the knee joint and helps muscles move your leg more efficiently. A healthy patella glides up and down a groove at the end of your femur, pain-free.
Step 2: Conditions
However, there are a number of conditions that can cause pain when your patella moves. Your surgeon will determine which treatment is best for you based on your specific condition.
Step 3: Incisions
Small incisions (portals) are made around the joint. The scope and surgical instruments will go into these incisions.
Step 4: Treatment Area
The blue arrow is indicating the area that will be treated during this procedure.
Step 5: Visualization
The scope is inserted into the knee. Saline solution flows through a tube (cannula) and into the knee to expand the joint and to improve visualization. The image is sent to a video monitor where the surgeon can see inside the joint.
Step 6: Removal
The damaged cartilage is removed from the joint using a specialized surgical instrument.
Step 7: Healing
After the damaged cartilage is removed, a drill or pick is used to make small holes in the exposed bone. Making these small holes will help heal the damaged area, thus the term “drilling/microfracture.”
Step 8: End of Orthopaedics Procedure
After the drilling is finished the surgical instruments are removed and the procedure is completed.