Orthopedic or orthopeadic? I’m sure you’ve seen both forms in use and wonder which one of them is used correctly. BUT...

According to grammarist.com, orthopedic is the Americanized version of the word orthopaedic. Both refer to the medical specialty focusing on the body’s musculoskeletal system, which includes bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves.a

Orthopaedic comes from the Greek orthos (straight) and paidion (child), which suggests the practice began with a focus on children.

The spellings are virtually interchangeable in the United States. However, an institution (such as Orthopeadic Surgery Associates) may use the more original form of spelling to associate itself with the classic meaning and principles of the discipline. Our practice Orthopeadic Surgery Associates follows the example of other prestigious institutions - for example The American Association of Orthopaedic Surgery also uses the classic spelling.

Whether you are looking for an orthopedic surgeon in Boca Raton or an orthopaedic surgeon in Boca Raton (note both spellings!), all of our orthopedic surgeons at both locations are available to meet, diagnose, and treat your specific orthopedic requirements.

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You can find us at these locations:

Boca Raton Location                                         Boynton Beach Location
1601 Clint Moore Road                                      2623 S Seacrest Boulevard, Suite 216
Boca Raton, FL 33487                                       Boynton Beach, FL, 33435
T: (561) 395-5733                                              T: (561) 734-5080
F: (561) 369-1332                                              F: (561) 369-133

You can read about all of our Palm Beach County orthopedic surgeons and doctors by just clicking here –Our doctors

 

What is knee arthroscopy?

Many patients with knee pain are advised by the doctor to undergo a knee arthroscopy. Although it sounds quite complex, it is actually a simple procedure that can help your physician confirm the source of the pain and treat it effectively.

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During the procedure, you’ll be given an anesthetic, which can be either local (in the joint), regional (from the waist down) or general (that will make you sleep through the surgery). Then a small cut or incision is made in the knee and the knee itself is pumped with salt water or saline to make it expand and make it easier for the surgeon to carry on with the procedure. A small camera - “an arthroscope” - is inserted through the small incision in the knee joint. The surgeon can then investigate the source of the knee pain by looking at the inside of the knee which is displayed on a screen. What’s more important, with the use of small instruments within the arthroscope, the doctor is also able to solve some of the knee issues (for instance the ligaments of the joint) right away, during the same procedure. The good news is, the procedure itself has proven to be almost risk-free and is beneficial to the large majority of the patients.  

To prepare for the surgery, your doctor will ask you to stop taking some of the medications, such as aspirin or ibuprofen (if you take them on the regular basis) a few weeks before the procedure. Furthermore, you have to refrain from eating and drinking for 6-12 hours before the surgery. The knee arthroscopy takes about an hour or two and it isn’t very invasive.

The post-surgery period is crucial in terms of getting back into shape as soon as possible. You will most likely be asked to come see your orthopaedic surgeon for a follow-up visit during which you will be given a set of exercises to do at home in order to help your knee recover.

If you would like your knee to be taken care of by the leading orthopedic surgeons in Palm Beach County, be sure to visit Orthopeadic Surgery Associates. Our experienced orthopedic physicians in Boynton Beach and Boca Raton will take you through the whole process and will make it as easy on you as possible.  

 

You can find us at these locations:

Boca Raton Location                                         Boynton Beach Location
1601 Clint Moore Road                                      2623 S Seacrest Boulevard, Suite 216
Boca Raton, FL 33487                                       Boynton Beach, FL, 33435
T: (561) 395-5733                                              T: (561) 734-5080
F: (561) 369-1332                                              F: (561) 369-133

You can read about all of our Palm Beach County orthopaedic surgeons and doctors by just clicking here – Our doctors

 

Fractures and Breaks - what's the difference?

What’s the difference between fractures and breaks? It’s question not enough people ask! Simply put - a fracture and a break mean exactly the same. Both terms can be used interchangeably, meaning: a broken bone is in fact a fractured bone. Any loss in the bone integrity is considered a fracture, whether it’s visibly broken in half or just slightly cracked, a condition only to be spotted on an x-ray.

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Even though ‘a fracture’ can seem slightly weaker in meaning, it is in fact just as strong as ‘a break’ and they both can relate to the exact same state. People tend to consider a fractured bone a minor contusion whereas a broken one is usually taken more seriously. Once again - both ‘fractured’ and ‘broken’ can relate to either a thinnest split or a bone shattered-into-pieces. Semantically both terms are equal, the only difference being that ‘fractured’ can seem medical, whereas ‘broken’ is perhaps more colloquial.

That being said, you shouldn’t necessarily associate ‘a break’ with a six-month-long cast period nor ‘a fracture’ with 3 days in bed. You should wait to hear the rest of the diagnosis before assuming too much.

In our centers - Orthopaedic Surgery Associates in Boca Raton and Boynton Beach (Palm Beach county) we mindfully treat any bone-related condition you come to us with. Our experienced orthopedic surgeons will talk you through the whole healing process, from the initial diagnosis to rehabilitation and physical therapy, answering any of the questions you might have. A fractured/broken bone can be healed effectively and with no unnecessary pain when treated by one of our orthopedic surgeons in Boynton Beach and Boca Raton. All the orthopedic doctors you find in our centers are just that! If you’re fed up with poor care provided by other orthopedic surgeons and want to be treated by physicians of highest quality, contact Orthopaedic Surgery Associates today.      

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Our locations:

You can find us at these locations:

Boca Raton Location                                         Boynton Beach Location
1601 Clint Moore Road                                      2623 S Seacrest Boulevard, Suite 216
Boca Raton, FL 33487                                       Boynton Beach, FL, 33435
T: (561) 395-5733                                              T: (561) 734-5080
F: (561) 369-1332                                              F: (561) 369-133

You can read about all of our Palm Beach County orthopaedic surgeons and doctors by just clicking here - Our doctors

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