The Bayou Region Surgical Center (BRSC) offers orthopedic surgery care for sports-related injuries, fractures, and a full range of other musculoskeletal injuries and conditions in patients of all ages.
Orthopedic surgeons at Bayou Region Surgical Center provide nonsurgical and surgical remedies to treat musculoskeletal pain, bone diseases, fractures, trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders.
Orthopedic conditions we treat include:
- Sports injuries
- Trauma and fracture care
- Knee pain
- Hip conditions
- Foot/ankle conditions
- Neck pain
- Shoulder conditions
- Hand/wrist conditions
- Back pain and spinal disorders
- Limb deformity
Common Treatments in Orthopedic Surgery include:
- ACL Reconstruction Surgery – ACL stands for Anterior Cruciate Ligament
- Knee Arthroscopy – Minimally invasive arthroscopic knee surgery
- Knee Surgery
- Shoulder Arthroscopy
- Shoulder Surgery – Rotator cuff (the tendons and ligaments in the shoulder)
- Hip Surgery
- Ankle Repair – Ankle repair surgery is necessary if the joint is unstable after a fracture.
Common Orthopedic Surgeries Performed at BRSC
Bone Fracture Care
Both surgical and nonsurgical treatments for bone fractures are routinely performed at BRSC. Types of fractures we commonly treat include:
- Stable fracture: The broken bones are still aligned.
- Compound/open fracture: The skin is usually pierced by the bone.
- Oblique fracture: Often in a long bone, the fracture occurs at an angle.
- Transverse fracture: The long plane of the bone breaks horizontally.
- Comminuted fracture: The bone is broken in more than 2 pieces.
Arthroplasty, or knee replacement surgery, can be an extremely successful method of treating damaged knee joints, which are often the result of arthritis (osteoarthritis/wear and tear, post-injury arthritis, or inflammatory/rheumatoid arthritis). Your orthopaedic doctor may recommend total or partial knee replacement depending on the severity of damage to your knee joint.
The orthopaedic surgeons at BRSC regularly perform arthroscopic knee surgery for knee injuries/conditions which involve less damage, including:
- Torn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament)
- Torn meniscus
- Kneecap dislocation
- Damaged knee cartilage
Arthroscopic shoulder surgery is performed to diagnose and treat many common shoulder conditions. Other common shoulder surgeries we perform include:
- Rotator cuff repair
- Bankart repair for shoulder dislocation
- Labrum repair for SLAP tears
- Subacromial decompression surgery (acromioplasty) for shoulder impingement syndrome
- AC joint reconstruction
- Capsular release for frozen shoulder
- Tenotomy/Biceps tenodesis for biceps tear
The orthopedic hand surgeons have a keen understanding of the intricate anatomy involved when performing hand and wrist surgeries.
Some hand/wrist procedures we perform include:
- Tendon repair
- Carpal tunnel release
- Tenolysis (trigger finger release)
- Ganglion cyst removal
- Joint replacement surgery
- Arthrodesis/joint fusion
- Hand fasciotomy
Orthopedic Sports Medicine at Bayou Region Surgery Center
Orthopedic sports medicine is a specialty which focuses on injuries and musculoskeletal problems that often occur in conjunction with sports, exercise, or other recreational activities. Our orthopedic sports medicine experts have extensive training and experience in treating all manners of athletic/sports injuries in children, teens, and adults.
We offer the least invasive and most technologically advanced treatment methods available so our patients can safely return to normal athletic activity as quickly as possible.
Sports Injuries Commonly Treated at BRSC
Torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear can occur as a result of acute force to the knee which can be a result of twisting, pivoting, or a hard landing (such as while changing directions or stopping suddenly). A torn ACL often causes knee instability and, in most cases, arthroscopic ACL reconstruction can be performed to regain stability.
Torn Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL)
A medial collateral ligament (MCL) tear can happen from a sharp blow to the outer knee. If the ligament becomes separated from the bone, surgery may be required. MCL repair involves attaching the torn ligament to the bone with either screws or suture anchors.
A meniscus tear can occur during simple activities, especially as the joint weakens with age. A torn meniscus can cause pain, swelling, stiffness, and instability. Arthroscopic surgery can typically be utilized for these treatment options:
- Meniscus repair: The torn pieces of meniscus are sutured together
- Partial meniscectomy: Only the torn tissue of the meniscus is removed
- Total meniscectomy: The meniscus is completely removed
A tear in the shoulder cartilage can be a result of repetitive overhand motion, such as pitching, throwing, swimming, or serving. Common labral tears we treat are:
- Superior labrum anterior posterior (SLAP) tear
- Bankart tear
Arthroscopic surgery can be utilized to remove or reattach the torn portion of the labrum.
Torn Rotator Cuff
Repetitive arm motion can cause the tendons or muscles of the rotator cuff to become torn. When the rotator cuff tears completely, surgical repair is usually required. During rotator cuff surgery the torn tissue of the rotator cuff is reattached to the humerus. For partial rotator cuff tears, arthroscopically trimming the loose tissue (debridement) is often sufficient.
Separated Shoulder/Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Injury
A direct fall on the shoulder can sprain, bruise, or completely tear the AC joint. If the ligaments of the AC joint are torn, surgery is usually recommended. During shoulder (AC) separation surgery, the shoulder blade is realigned with the clavicle and the involved ligaments are repaired arthroscopically.
When the ball and socket of the shoulder becomes completely separated, medical attention is required. A partial shoulder dislocation may become a recurring injury which needs surgical intervention as well. Arthroscopic shoulder surgery can repair the damaged ligaments and cartilage, thus stabilizing the shoulder joint.
Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) Injury
A UCL injury can result from repetitive stress that puts force on the elbow, such as pitching or throwing. The UCL can stretch to the point that it is unable to hold the arm bones together during the stressful motion. During UCL reconstruction, aka Tommy John surgery, the ligament is reinforced with a grafted tendon from another part of the body.
Understanding that any injury can limit the enjoyment of daily activities, the goal of our orthopedic sports medicine specialists is to provide our patients with the highest quality care, in conjunction with the most advanced medical techniques, so that they may return to and enjoy a pain-free, healthy lifestyle.
Disclaimer: These pages are not intended to provide medical or surgical advice or physician instruction on medical care or treatment. If you are a patient, consult with your doctor about treatment options that may be appropriate for your medical condition.