Three Common Orthopedic Surgical Procedures

The statistics for orthopedic issues are staggering. It’s no wonder that more than 7 million U.S. citizens have to spend time in the hospital each year for such problems. The following are three of the most common procedures for which people visit orthopedic experts:

Carpal tunnel release

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that adversely affects people who constantly move their wrists. Servers, typists and sports players are likely to come down with the condition over time because it takes a toll on the median nerve. Carpal tunnel release is a procedure that releases pressure by cutting a part of one of the ligaments.

Hip replacement

The specialist usually numbs the patient so that he can hollow out the head of the femur. The specialist then uses a metal