Orthopedics is the study of the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic doctors specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of problems of the musculoskeletal system which includes:
Orthopedic surgery can also include total joint replacement. A joint is where the ends of two or more bones meet. There are different types of joints within the body. The knee is considered a “hinge” joint, because of its ability to bend and straighten like a hinged door. The hip and shoulder are “ball-and-socket” joints, in which the rounded end of one bone fits into a cup-shaped area of another bone.
Several conditions can cause joint pain and disability and lead patients to consider joint replacement surgery. In many cases, joint pain is caused by damage to the cartilage that lines the ends of the bones (articular cartilage)—either from arthritis, a fracture, or another condition.
If nonsurgical treatments like physical therapy, bracing, medications, injections and changes to your everyday activities do not relieve your pain and disability, your doctor may recommend total joint replacement.
Total Hip Replacement (Anterior or Posterior Total Hip Replacement)
Total Knee Replacement
Total Shoulder Replacement
Total Ankle Replacement
Uni Compartmental Patella
Anterior and Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (ACL/PCL)
High Tibial Osteotomy (Osteotomy of Knee)
Hip Arthroscopy Simple
Hip Arthroscopy with Femoroplasty, Acetabuloplasty, or Labral Repair
At Minimus Institute, we are proud to partner with an esteemed team of surgeons, anesthesiologists and care providers whose sole focus is ensuring our patients receive exceptional care and outstanding outcomes.