Generally, surgery is the last option people explore. It’s seen as the choice only when other, more conservative treatments have failed.
But putting off surgery could mean living with pain for longer than you need to. And because the latest minimally invasive surgery techniques can slash the required recovery period, surgery may not be the big ordeal you’re expecting.
At our Northern Virginia Orthopaedic Specialists offices in Manassas and Haymarket, Virginia, our team of orthopaedic specialists can help you decide when surgery is right for you. And if it is time for surgery, our expert team of Christopher Highfill, MD, W. Bartley Hosick, MD, John Kim, MD, and Kevin Peltier, MD, offer the latest in orthopaedic surgery, including arthroscopy and robotic surgery.
When should you consider orthopaedic surgery? Let’s find out.
Candidates for orthopaedic surgery
Some injuries and conditions heal on their own. But if you’ve been living with pain for months on end and you’ve explored all of your conservative treatment options, surgery could help you find the relief you need.
Plus, with minimally invasive surgery, our team can give you the least postoperative downtime possible so you can get back to your life — but pain-free, this time — as quickly as possible.
If you’re living with any of the following, don’t hesitate to talk to our team:
Beyond chronic pain, some other situations that may make you a good candidate for orthopaedic surgery include:
- Multiple fractures
- Tendon or ligament tears
- Recurrent ankle sprains
- Certain ongoing conditions, like carpal tunnel syndrome
At Northern Virginia Orthopaedic Specialists, our team of expert surgeons is here to talk with you about the discomfort you’re experiencing and what surgery can do for you.
Our orthopaedic surgeons have special areas of interest and expertise. For example, Dr. Peltier offers arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee, and elbow. Dr. Hosick and Dr. Kim, however, perform minimally invasive robotic surgery for a variety of injuries and conditions.
In other words, our team has a broad range of specializations, so we can connect you to the right doctor for your specific issue.
What to expect with orthopaedic surgery
The surgery itself — and the downtime afterward — depends on the type of surgery you need. Whenever possible, our team applies arthroscopic surgery techniques. By performing a minimally invasive surgery through tiny incisions, we help you recover faster with less discomfort.
To learn what your surgery would entail and what you should expect afterward, don’t hesitate to talk to our team. Call either of our offices or request an appointment online today.