Surgery

Memorial Orthopaedic Surgical Group

Orthopaedic Surgery & Physical Therapy located in Long Beach, CA

When it comes to managing medical conditions that affect your musculoskeletal system, surgery is sometimes needed. The experienced orthopaedic team at Memorial Orthopaedic Surgical Group in Long Beach, California, excels in orthopaedic surgery and can perform any necessary procedure with great care and attention. For a surgical consultation, call the office today or request an appointment online.

Surgery Q & A

What does surgery involve?

Surgery is a medical specialty aimed at treating a disease or injury through the use of precision incisions, manipulation, and/or implantation of devices. The orthopaedic specialists at Memorial Orthopaedic Surgical Group spent years training to not only diagnose and manage conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system, but also to perform the associated surgical procedures.  

Why would I need surgery?

Your orthopaedic specialist at Memorial Orthopaedic Surgical Group determines during a consultation whether you would benefit from surgery. 

In most cases, surgery is only recommended if you fail to get improvement from your conditions with more conservative options, such as medication or physical therapy. However, in some cases, surgery may be necessary to repair damage. 

What are common orthopaedic surgeries?

The experienced surgical team at Memorial Orthopaedic Surgical Group performs many common orthopaedic surgeries. Some of the most common include:

Knee replacement

Knee replacement surgery may be recommended to treat severe knee arthritis that hasn’t improved with conservative treatments.

Hip replacement

Like knee replacement, hip replacement is often recommended as a treatment for arthritis to reduce pain, improve function, and restore your quality of life.

Shoulder surgery

Your shoulder is a complex joint susceptible to injury. You may need surgery to repair a rotator cuff tear or for debridement of frayed tissue. In some cases, arthroscopic surgery, a minimally invasive procedure, is needed to diagnose a shoulder condition. 

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery

The ACL is a major ligament in the knee and is susceptible to injury, which may require surgical repair. 

Spine surgery

The experienced team at Memorial Orthopaedic Surgical Group performs a number of surgical procedures for the spine, including fusions and discectomies.

The type of surgery you need depends on many factors. 

How is orthopaedic surgery performed?

How your orthopaedic surgeon at Memorial Orthopaedic Surgical Group performs your surgery depends on the type of surgery you need and your medical and surgical history. The experienced team uses the most advanced techniques available to ensure you get the best outcomes, including minimally invasive and robotic surgeries.

To ease your concerns, your orthopaedic specialist helps you prepare for your surgery and reviews what to expect afterward. 

Surgery of any kind can be unsettling. But the experienced professionals at Memorial Orthopaedic Surgical Group do their best to ensure you get the best possible outcomes by utilizing the most advanced techniques. To discuss your surgical options, call the office today or book an appointment online.