Common Deformities We Can Address With Reconstructive Surgery

Reconstructive surgery isn’t necessarily a single procedure. Instead, it describes specialized orthopedic techniques that restore function and structure to:

As a result, these procedures can address a wide variety of damage in the body, whether it’s a congenital problem present from birth or an injury due to trauma or disease.

At Orthopedic Associates of Southwest Florida, Dr. Edward R. Dupay takes a conservative approach to reconstructive surgery, relying on minimally invasive techniques whenever possible.

Here are a few conditions Dr. Dupay treats with reconstructive surgery and some examples of these types of procedures.

Reconstructive surgery explained

Reconstructive surgery is all about increasing your quality of life and restoring as much function to your body as possible. For example, we might rebuild a bone that was broken by blunt force trauma in a car accident. However, reconstructive surgery can also help with age-related damage, like joint deterioration in your hip or knee.

Other types of conditions that can benefit from reconstructive surgery include:

Orthopedic reconstructive surgery can also address deformities like bowlegs, knocked knees, and bunions, and even spinal conditions like scoliosis.

Simply put, if you have physical deterioration, abnormalities, or other types of damage related to your joints, bones, and muscles, reconstructive surgery could help.

Types of reconstructive surgery

As you would expect, different types of conditions require different forms of treatment. Whenever possible, Dr. Dupay uses minimally invasive techniques, including arthroscopy.

Arthroscopy involves a small incision approximately the size of a buttonhole. This opening allows Dr. Dupay to insert a small camera into a problematic joint to look for signs of a problem. After reaching a diagnosis, Dr. Dupay can also repair many kinds of joint damage through the same incision with pencil-thin instruments.

For more extensive joint damage or disease, Dr. Dupay could recommend replacing the portions of your bones where they meet with new prosthetic pieces. These types of reconstructive surgeries can vary from partial to full joint replacement, depending on the severity of your condition. The most common areas for joint replacement surgery include the hips and knees.

Dr. Dupay also specializes in foot and hand reconstructive surgeries, including procedures to correct bunions, carpal tunnel syndrome, and trigger finger. And he can often address these conditions in minimally invasive ways as well, thanks to his skill in endoscopic techniques, like arthroscopy.

How to get started

As you can see, reconstructive surgery can address a wide range of conditions and restore both structure and function to your body. The first step to seeing how it can change your life involves an accurate diagnosis with a trained specialist like Dr. Dupay. With his advanced training and expertise, he can help create a personalized strategy to address the deformity or damage while improving your quality of life at the same time.

To learn more about reconstructive surgery, contact our office in Fort Myers, Florida, by calling 239-768-2272 today.

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