The Importance of Orthopedic Surgery
Your musculoskeletal system is responsible for every single movement you make, from lifting your finger to running and jumping. Anything amiss with this highly sophisticated system can severely inhibit your movements, and you may experience high levels of pain.
Orthopedic surgery is a field of medicine that is concerned with diagnosing, treating, and preventing issues with your musculoskeletal system, which consists of bones, muscles, joints, ligaments, and tendons.
Some of the most common problems that require orthopedic treatment include:
– Degenerative diseases
– Congenital disorders
– Sports injuries, and
– Musculoskeletal trauma
Signs That You Need Orthopedic Treatment
People who have busy schedules or who are apprehensive about seeing medical treatment may ignore injuries, pains, and restrictions to their natural movements in the hope that they will go away.
There are, however, several signs that you need to see an orthopedic surgeon, including:
– Persistent swelling of your joints
– Broken bones or visible deformities
– Instability of your joints, and
– Pain that intensifies while you rest
If you are not sure about the problem, visit your general practitioner to carry out a thorough examination. If the problem requires orthopedic treatment, they will refer you to an orthodontic surgeon or recommend that you schedule an appointment with one.
Beacon Orthopedics offers comprehensive orthopedic treatments to people of all ages, including children, senior citizens, and athletes. Beacon Orthopedics is affiliated with many prominent healthcare providers in the Cincinnati Tri-State area.
Beacon Orthopedics’ specialists are reputable, skilled, and experienced. Upon completion of their treatment, all patients enjoy a happy and active lifestyle free from pain, discomfort, and movement restriction.
With so many experts at your disposal, you will find treatment for almost any orthopedic condition, including problems relating to your spine, hand, feet and ankles, elbow and shoulders, and knees and hips.
Dr. Haleem Chaudhary, M.D.
Dr. Haleem Chaudhary is a practicing orthopedic surgeon at Beacon Orthopedics who specializes in total joint surgery in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati Medical College in the year 2000.
He then completed his residency in orthopedics at the University of Toledo Medical Center before undertaking his fellowship training in adult reconstruction at the Anderson Orthopedic Research Institute.
Dr. Chaudhary is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery as an orthopedic surgeon and has active state medical licenses for the states of Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. He sees patients at Beacon East and the Beacon locations at Summit Woods and Harrison Avenue.
Most Common Orthopedic Services
Dr. Haleem Chaudhary offers high-end orthopedic services that include total knee and hip replacements, unicondylar knee replacements, and total hip and knee revisions. Dr. Chaudhary uses the latest technology and equipment to carry out effective orthopedic treatments.
Total Knee Replacements
The knee consists of three bones, namely the shin bone or tibia, the femur, and patella or kneecap. Between the tibia and the femur is soft cartilage called the meniscus that allows for smooth, pain-free movement and bending of the leg. The meniscus also absorbs shock during movements.
Arthritis, knee injury, or other conditions can damage the meniscus, which can cause severe pain and difficulty in carrying out basic movements.
One of the most effective treatments in cases like these is a total knee replacement surgery. During such a procedure, the orthopedic surgeon makes an incision to expose the knee joint before removing the damaged meniscus and pieces of bone and replacing them with artificial plastic components.
Total Hip Replacements
The hip joint is a ball-and-socket joint and is the body’s most substantial weight-bearing joint. Smooth, articulate cartilage is located between the femur and the pelvis to allow for smooth and painless movements.
When the articulate cartilage wears down or gets damaged, it can result in severe pain and movement restrictions. In some cases, a total hip replacement is the only suitable treatment. During a full hip replacement procedure, the orthopedic surgeon will remove the damaged articulate cartilage and bone and replace them with artificial components.
Upon successful completion of the treatment, the patient will be able to move freely and without experiencing any joint pain.
Unicondylar Knee Replacements
A unicondylar knee replacement is a less abrasive alternative to a conventional knee replacement procedure because the orthopedic surgeon only replaces a part of the knee joint, and a smaller incision is, therefore, sufficient.
There are several advantages to undergoing unicondylar knee surgery. It is a relatively small operation. The incision is smaller and the recovery period is shorter than with conventional knee replacement surgery. Also, the requirement for physiotherapy is lower.
Despite all the advantages of this type of procedure, it is not as reliable, and the long-term results are not on par with those of a total knee replacement.
Total Knee and Hip Revision
In some cases, a doctor must revise previous total hip or knee replacement. A revision procedure can range from a minor adjustment to extensive surgery. Signs that you may have to review your previous total hip or knee replacement include:
– Severe and persisting pain
– Deterioration of the artificial components
– Loosening of any of the plastic parts
– Infection that presents itself as fever, pain, or swelling
– Pain or irritation from the plastic components
Testimonials and Reviews
According to several reviews from rating and patient feedback sites, Dr. Haleem Chaudhary provides effective treatment to his patients. He is also interactive, gives clear instructions, examines his patients thoroughly, and provides high-quality follow-up services.
Contact Dr. Chaudhary Today
Contact Dr. Chaudhary’s office to schedule a consultation or examination:
6480 Harrison Ave, Cincinnati, OH
When you come for an appointment, bring the following with you:
– A valid ID or driver’s license
– Your insurance information
– The referral letter from your primary physician
– Your list of medications, and
– All relevant information like X-rays or CT scans