Reconstructive Surgery Specialist

Orthopedic Associates of Southwest Florida, P.A.

Orthopedic Surgeons located in Fort Myers, FL

Reconstructive surgery is used to rebuild areas of the body damaged by illness, injury, or birth defects like the hands, knees, and hips. Led by Edward R. Dupay, Jr., DO, Orthopedic Associates of Southwest Florida, P.A takes a conservative approach to reconstructive surgery, opting for minimally invasive methods whenever possible. To speak with Dr. Dupay about your options for reconstructive surgery, call the office in Fort Myers, Florida, or book an appointment online today.

Reconstructive Surgery

What is reconstructive surgery?

Reconstructive surgery is used to treat areas of the body damaged through trauma, disease, and other abnormalities. Reconstructive surgery helps patients regain structure and function in affected areas. 

Orthopedic Associates of Southwest Florida specializes in surgical reconstruction of the musculoskeletal system, including bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and joints. 

What conditions require reconstructive surgery?

Conditions that often require reconstructive surgery include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fractures
  • Deformities
  • Torn tendons
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Tendonitis
  • Bunions

Reconstructive surgery helps patients regain their mobility and get back to their everyday life. Orthopedic Associates of Southwest Florida take a conservative approach to surgery, applying minimally invasive techniques whenever possible. Many of these conditions can be managed or treated through nonsurgical means, so it's important to discuss your condition with an orthopedic specialist to determine which option is right for you. 

What are the different types of reconstructive surgery?

Reconstructive orthopedic surgery is used to treat a wide range of joint, bone, and muscle-related conditions. Treatment methods include:

Arthroscopy 

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive technique used to diagnose treat joint-related conditions. Your surgeon inserts a small, specialized camera through an incision to look at your joints. If your condition requires surgery, your surgeon uses specialized tools to repair the affected area. Arthroscopy is performed through extremely small incisions, decreasing risks and recovery time. 

Joint replacement

Joint replacement is used to replace damaged or diseased joints throughout the body. Joints in the knees and hips are most commonly replaced. To perform the procedure, your surgeon accesses the treatment area through an incision and removes the affected joint. 

The joint is then replaced with a prosthetic. Joint replacement is ideal for patients who experience persistent pain because of joint-related conditions like osteoarthritis. 

Bunion removal

Bunions are painful, bony bumps that develop at the base of the big toe. Bunion surgery can be performed in three ways. Your surgeon will either remove the bunion, realign your big toe, or replace damaged toe joints to correct the deformity.   

Orthopedic Associates of Southwest Florida offers patient-centered treatment for all of your joint, bone, and muscle-related conditions. To find out if reconstructive surgery is right for you, call the office, or book an appointment online today.