Lafayette Bone and Joint Clinic
Orthopedic Surgeons & Pain Management Specialists located in Lafayette, LA
Reconstructive surgery refers to complex surgical procedures that restore function to an abnormal limb or joint. At Lafayette Bone and Joint Clinic in Lafayette, Louisiana, the skilled orthopedic surgeons Louis Blanda Jr., MD, Malcolm Stubbs, MD, David Muldowny, MD, and Jayme Trahan, perform orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Call the office or book an appointment online today.
Reconstructive Surgery Q&A
What is reconstructive surgery?
Reconstructive surgery is a type of procedure that treats abnormal or injured body parts to restore function and appearance. Lafayette Bone and Joint Clinic performs reconstructive surgery to fix abnormalities that involve the limbs or joints.
The orthopedic surgeons fix abnormalities you were born with, as well as those from a traumatic injury or an infection that failed to heal properly.
What are types of orthopedic reconstructive surgery?
The skilled orthopedic surgeons at Lafayette Bone and Joint Clinic perform many types of reconstructive surgery. These types include:
Joint fluid therapy
Joint fluid therapy is a treatment for pain from osteoarthritis, a degenerative form of arthritis that develops from the wearing away of the cartilage that separates the joint.
With joint fluid therapy, orthopedic surgeons inject hyaluronan, also known as hyaluronic acid, into the joint. Hyaluronic acid is similar to the fluid that lubricates the joint. The injection improves movement and function while limiting pain and discomfort.
Cartilage transplantation is a relatively new surgical procedure. During the transplant, your orthopedic surgeon repairs damaged cartilage using cartilage cells from your own body.
Prosthetic replacement surgery
Prosthetic replacement surgery includes procedures that replace your damaged joints with prosthetic parts. The orthopedic surgeons perform joint replacement procedures for the knee, hip, and shoulder.
For abnormalities in the arms or legs, the surgeons use external fixators. These fixators are attached to your limb using screws and wires. The surgeons may place fixators to lengthen or shorten a limb, realign non-union fractures, correct deformities, or replace missing bone.
When performing reconstructive surgery for the limbs, the surgeons use bone stimulation techniques to support the healing process. In some cases, the use of external fixators for limb reconstruction may help patients avoid reconstructive surgery.
Who benefits from reconstructive surgery?
Anyone with an abnormal limb or joint that affects their quality of life may benefit from reconstructive surgery at Lafayette Bone and Joint Clinic.
The skilled orthopedic surgeons conduct comprehensive evaluations to fully understand your orthopedic concern. Then, they create a treatment plan using cutting-edge tools and techniques for the best outcomes.
Call Lafayette Bone and Joint Clinic or schedule an appointment online today.