Orthopaedic surgery

Procedure name Common name Description
Arthroscopy Joint examination with scope Minimally invasive surgical procedure in which an examination and sometimes treatment of damage of the interior of a joint shoulder, knee, hip) is performed.
Bunionectomy Bunion removal Surgery performed on the foot to excise and remove a bunion, an enlargement of the joint at the base of the big toe.
Carpal Tunnel release Wrist pressure relieve A surgical procedure to relieve pressure on the median nerve.
Ganglionectomy Ganglion removal The surgical removal of a ganglion cyst (fluid-filled sac) on the skin of the wrist, finger, or sole of the foot.
Insertion or removal of K wires or other internal fixatives K Wire removal Metal wires or plates often have to be surgically removed when the fracture has healed.
Resection of the big toe nail In-grown toe nail removal The surgical removal of in-grown toe nails (the condition in which the edge of a nail cuts into the adjacent skin fold, causing pain, redness, and swelling).