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Top Reasons Why You Should See an Orthopedic Surgeon

Are you suffering from foot, ankle, knee, or shoulder pain? At our Kelowna private hospital, we offer orthopedic surgery in a number of areas to help improve your well-being and get you moving like you used to.

Orthopedic surgery spans a wide range of surgical procedures and it is used to treat many different kinds of musculoskeletal issues. At our Kelowna private hospital, our team of surgeons focus on three areas of orthopedic surgery including:

  • Foot/ankle surgery
  • Knee surgery
  • Shoulder surgery

When is orthopedic surgery recommended? Typically, surgery is used as a last resort after other treatment options, such as physiotherapy or medication, have failed to improve the problem. This type of surgery may also be the recommended solution for sudden and severe musculoskeletal injuries.

Customized Orthopedic Surgery at Our Kelowna Private Hospital 

At our Kelowna private hospital, our team of board-certified surgeons offer orthopedic surgery treatments for foot, ankle, shoulder, and knee problems, to help improve your overall well-being and get you back to healthy and happy living. 

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Why Would I Need to See an Orthopedic Surgeon? 

Do you suffer from long-term tendon, joint, or muscle pain? Do you have chronic back pain? Some musculoskeletal issues people face include sprains, strains, as well as knee, shoulder, and back pain. While many people believe that medication is the answer to these issues, they never consider the question: should I see an orthopedic surgeon?

What Does an Orthopedic Surgeon Do? 

An orthopedic surgeon specializes in issues or injuries pertaining to the musculoskeletal system and they play a critical role in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of issues in this area. They can work in public hospitals or specialized practices and handle any issues ranging from sprained ankles to more complex concerns, such as a hip replacement. 

If you are experiencing any pain in your ankles, knees, shoulders, or back, then you should consider visiting an orthopedic surgeon. 

Symptoms may include the following: 

  • Swelling or bruising around the joint or the location of an injury
  • Difficulty using that particular part of the body to perform daily functions, such as walking or driving
  • Pain in muscles, tendons, and/or joints that persist for more than a few days
  • Limited range of motion
  • Joint deformity 
  • Joint pain that becomes more intense after periods of rest 
  • Signs of infection (including fever, redness, inflammation, or heat) 
  • Any other unusual symptoms in the affected area 

Will I Have to Have Orthopedic Surgery? 

Orthopedic doctors often use surgery as a last resort for musculoskeletal issues and often prefer to start with less invasive treatments including medication and physical therapy. When these treatments no longer provide any pain relief or relief of other symptoms, then surgery may be recommended. 

Talk to Your Surgeon About an Arthroscopic Procedure 

If you do require orthopedic surgery, talk to your surgeon about an arthroscopic procedure. This innovative method will allow them to visualize, diagnose and treat a number of problems inside a joint, but in a minimally invasive way. 


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To find out more about the costs and benefits of our orthopedic surgery treatments, and how we can help get you moving and healthy once again, contact us at 250-868-9799 or fill in our online contact form.

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