Orthopaedics Procedure that address the challenges of healthcare literacy. Orthopaedic procedure is an operation performed by a medical specialist such as an orthopedist or orthopedic surgeon, who is trained to assess and treat problems that develop in the bones, joints, and ligaments of the human body.
Step 1: Drilling/Microfracture of Damaged Articular Cartilage Introduction
The patella is a flat triangular-shaped bone that protects the knee joint and helps muscles move your leg more efficiently. A healthy patella glides up and down a groove at the end of your femur, pain-free.
Step 2: Conditions
However, there are a number of conditions that can cause pain when your patella moves. Your surgeon will determine which treatment is best for you based on your specific condition.
Step 3: Incisions
Small incisions (portals) are made around the joint. The scope and surgical instruments will go into these incisions.
Step 4: Treatment Area
The blue arrow is indicating the area that will be treated during this procedure.
Step 5: Visualization
The scope is inserted into the knee. Saline solution flows through a tube (cannula) and into the knee to expand the joint and to improve visualization. The image is sent to a video monitor where the surgeon can see inside the joint.
Step 6: Removal
The damaged cartilage is removed from the joint using a specialized surgical instrument.
Step 7: Healing
After the damaged cartilage is removed, a drill or pick is used to make small holes in the exposed bone. Making these small holes will help heal the damaged area, thus the term “drilling/microfracture.”
Step 8: End of Orthopaedics Procedure
After the drilling is finished the surgical instruments are removed and the procedure is completed.
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