Minimally-Invasive Orthopaedic Surgery
Mount Sinai doctors use minimally-invasive orthopaedic surgery techniques whenever possible to treat fractures, nonunions, malunions, and bone infections (osteomylelitis, septic arthritis).Use of these techniques decreases the recovery and rehabilitation time of many patients because the surgical exposures including skin dissection are smaller and less "damaging" to the other vital soft tissue structure.
These specialized techniques call for the use of sophisticated instruments and precise preoperative planning. Our success rates with this type of surgery have been exceedingly high. Long bone fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum have shown that minimally-invasive surgery works.
Advances in Orthopaedic Surgery
Our orthopaedic surgeons are also using new advances in computer-assisted surgery. This field uses technology from other specialties or programs including neurosurgery, ophthalmology, and the NASA space program. The use of simulators, robots, and computer-assisted accuracy for measurements and image-guided surgery has made the art of Orthopaedics even more successful.
This form of surgery is proving to be successful in joint replacement for arthritis as well as reconstruction of fractures of bones and realignment of extremities. New concepts of minimally-invasive surgery including navigation and robotic and computer-guided assistance are being applied daily at The Mount Sinai Hospital.
The new techniques allow indirect fracture reduction and fixation, with less likelihood of injury to blood flow to vital structures and less harm to blood vessels and nerves. This leads to a faster and more complete recovery from injury.
The Mount Sinai Hospital
Department of Orthopaedics
5 East 98th Street
New York, NY 10029