Orthopaedic surgery procedures at The Foscote Hospital include knee replacement, hip replacement, knee arthroscopy, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, carpal tunnel release, rotator cuff shoulder surgery and cartilage repair.
Orthopaedic surgery and treatments cover the musculoskeletal system: hips, knees, hands, shoulders, elbows and feet.
The musculoskeletal system consists of the human skeleton and the joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons and cartilage which support it and enable it to function properly. Orthopaedic surgery helps to repair and restore elements of the musculoskeletal system which may have been damaged through, for example, age-related degeneration, sports and other injuries, disease and accidents. It also helps to reduce or remove symptoms such as aches and pains, swelling, stiffness, difficulty in moving and restricted movement in certain parts of the body.