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Most Common Orthopedic Surgeries

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Most Common Orthopedic Surgeries

Common Orthopedic Surgical Procedures

Whether it's due to an injury or the normal wear and tear of aging, orthopedic surgeries are fairly common forms of treatment. The health experts at Northern Inyo Hospital are here to outline some of the most commonly performed orthopedic procedures.

Joint Replacement

Arthroplasty, more commonly known as joint replacement, is a surgical procedure where the damaged or diseased components of a joint are removed and replaced. The replacement for the affected joint is called a prosthesis and is usually ceramic, metal, or plastic.

Ultimately, joint replacements are done to help restore the mobility and range of motion for the affected joint.

Joint Fusion

Arthrodesis, also known as joint fusion, is a surgical procedure that involves the combination of two or more bones. During this procedure, damaged or diseased cartilage is removed, the ends of the bones are removed, and then the new ends of these bones are connected to make one solid bone. The goal of this procedure is to provide stability to the affected area.


Arthroscopes are orthopedic surgical procedures that help orthopedic surgeons get a detailed view of what issues are affecting the inside of a joint. During this procedure, the surgeon makes a small incision in the skin where a small, thin instrument called an arthroscope s inserted into the joint. The camera attached to the arthroscope transmits an image to an external display, allowing your surgical care team to look for damage.

Orthopedic Care & Rehabilitation Services in Bishop, CA

At Northern Inyo Healthcare District, our team of orthopedists and rehabilitation specialists takes a holistic approach to care, focusing on you as a whole person rather than specific symptoms or conditions. Whether you’re suffering from aches and pains or mobility issues, we’re here to help improve your quality of life.

For more information about the orthopedic care and rehabilitation services at Northern Inyo Healthcare District or to schedule an appointment, call (760) 873-2605.