There are countless orthopedic disorders and treatments. Dr. Burke specializes in various forms of reconstructive trauma, which includes osteotomy. An osteotomy is the surgical process of cutting the bone or removing part of the bone from the body. So, unlike carpal tunnel release or trigger finger release, this procedure cuts through bone. Dr. Burke Orthopedics has same-day appointments with a same-day diagnosis. Therefore, if patients need an osteotomy, they are fully aware of their injury and this recommendation from Dr. Burke. An osteotomy saves joints from large amounts of pressure or pain. Treatment with osteotomy depends on the disorder and MRI results.
Osteotomy Reconstruction Trauma
When your orthopedic surgeon cuts away at the bone, the main goal is to reconstruct the joint so, the patient experiences less pain from this new order. One portion of the bone can be cut then put back into another position that is more beneficial to the joint’s orientation. Dr. Burke’s MRI technology displays the initial direction of any joint. Bones near the knee, spine, hip or any other joint can undergo an osteotomy. Dr. Burke’s patients with long-term arthritis pain can find relief for their symptoms. Taking away part of the bone opens space near the arthritic joint. However, this missing piece of bone can later reinforce a different area of that same joint.
Osteotomy with Dr. Burke Orthopedics
An osteotomy is an open surgery so patients prepare for this operation with Dr. Burke and his staff. There will be a thorough physical therapy plan that starts immediately when returning home after the osteotomy. Therapeutic exercises target the specific joint or bone so the body can adjust. Movements feel stiff at first, but rehabilitation loosens the body after each session. Dr. Burke also follows up to record your progress and pain levels. The new joint position saves the patient from overwhelming pressure and stress. Joint reconstruction with an osteotomy saves patients from their previous orthopedic trauma.