Buffalo General Medical Center
Nursing Unit - A-Building, 16th Floor
100 High Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
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Orthopedic Program at Buffalo General
Total Knee Replacement
Each year, approximately 500,000 people (two-thirds of them women) have knee replacement surgery. For the vast majority, the procedure eliminates pain and increases mobility, allowing them to return to a more fulfilling, active lifestyle. Total knee replacement, also called arthroplasty, is a routine surgical procedure that realigns the joint (bone end surfaces) with man-made materials such as plastic, ceramic or metal. It is preformed when the damage to the knee causes constant pain, loss of mobility and diminished quality of life. At Buffalo General Medical Center, orthopedic surgeons utilize the latest, most precise computerized navigational technology to ensure a perfect fit of the new knee joint.
Total Hip Replacement
Much like knee replacements, total hip replacement is indicated when range of motion becomes limited and substantial, continuous pain is present. The need for hip replacement surgery is usually caused by arthritis, injury or tumor. During total hip replacement surgery, the damaged parts of the hip are replaced with plastic and/or metal parts. The surgery basically rebuilds the hip by replacing the ball, socket and stem.
Total shoulder replacement surgery is less common than hip or knee replacements, but the process is basically the same. The damaged joint is replaced with a plastic and metal implant, which replicates a person’s shoulder joint.
Rotator Cuff Repair
Shoulder pain is commonly caused by rotator cuff tears. The chance of rotator cuff damage increases with age, is most prevalent in the dominant arm and is usually caused by tendon degeneration rather than injury.
Arthroscopic Knee Surgery (ligament repair, torn meniscus)
One of the most common orthopedic surgeries is arthroscopic knee surgery. During the procedure, a camera is inserted into the knee through a very small incision (about a quarter of an inch). In a separate small incision, the surgeon inserts instruments to remove damaged ligaments or cartilage.
Arthroscopic Wrist and Ankle Surgery
Arthroscopic wrist and ankle surgery is used to repair ligaments, fractures, carpel tunnel syndrome, loose bone fragments, or inflamed or damaged joints caused by arthritis.
Foot surgeries preformed at Buffalo General Hospital include bunion and hammer toe surgery and fracture repair.
The spinal surgeons at Buffalo General Medical Center perform a variety of spinal surgeries including disc and facture repair, spinal fusion, bone grafts, and some forms of spinal cord injuries.
Surgery is preformed onsimple bone fractures in which the break is incomplete and the bone doesn’t break the skin.