Pre Op/Post Op

Pre-op / Post-op

  • Rotator Cuff

    The rotator cuff is a group of tendons and muscles in the shoulder, connecting the upper arm (humerus) to the shoulder blade (scapula). The rotator cuff tendons provide stability to the shoulder; the muscles allow the shoulder to rotate.

  • laminectomy

    surgical excision of the lamina of a vertebral usually done to relieve the symptoms of a herniated disc by disk excision. The spinal canal is exposed and the portion of the nucleus pulposus that has herniated through the ruptured disk is removed. This is indicated when conservative treatment is not effective and nerve damage is becoming progressively worseor when the patient is suffering from repeated attacks of leg pain.

  • disc•ec•to•my

    (disk-ek’tŏ-mē), Excision, in part or whole, of an intervertebral disk.

ACL / MCL / Meniscus tears

  • anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)

    It prevents the femur from moving backwards onto the tibia, and the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) prevents the femur from sliding forwards. There are two collateral ligaments, medial and lateral, that also help to provide support. The meniscus (lateral and medial) is tissue that sits between the femur and the tibia, providing ease of movement between the two bones. There is also articular cartilage that sits behind the patella. The knee is surrounded by bursae, fluid-filled sacs that help to cushion the knee joint.

  • lig’a-ment (L. ligamentum, a band)

    A band or sheet of strong fibrous connective tissue connecting the articular ends of bones, binding them together to limit motion.

  • meniscus tear

    a laceration of the meniscus most commonly caused by abrupt twisting or hyperflexion of the knee joint.

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