Orthopaedic surgery can be a treatment option for conditions which affect the musculoskeletal system. At Parkway East Hospital, our specialists and surgical teams work together to treat musculoskeletal disorders arising from sports injuries, congenital and degenerative diseases, tumours and infections. Some of the advanced surgical procedures which we offer include decompression laminectomy, knee arthroscopy, total knee replacement and total hip replacement.
At Parkway East Hospital, we offer surgical procedures such as laminectomy to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or spinal nerve roots. This pressure is caused by spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal canal that puts pressure on the spinal cord, which is filled with nerves. This causes pain, numbness, or weakness in your legs, back, neck and arms.
The procedure involves surgery on your back to remove the bone and/or tissue that is causing the pressure on the spine. Laminectomy can also be used to treat spinal injuries, herniated discs (commonly known as slipped discs) and spinal tumours.
We also offer surgical procedures such as arthroscopy to repair or replace a damaged meniscus (the C-shaped discs that cushion the knee) in your knee. Meniscal repair is a minimally-invasive procedure that can be done by arthroscopic surgery (keyhole surgery).
Arthroscopy is the best way to treat many knee injuries, including meniscal tear. The small wounds from the arthroscopy are less painful than those from open surgery.
Total Knee Replacement
Knee pain caused by arthritis can severely affect your ability to lead a full and active life. At Parkway East Hospital, we provide (total knee replacement) using metallic implants to replace the diseased (arthritic) parts of the joint. Knee replacement surgery is becoming an increasingly common way of treating this arthritis in older patients.