Each physician at Linden Surgical Center is highly specialized and trained in the newest
surgical techniques. They have expert knowledge in performing a wide spectrum of surgical
and non-surgical procedures. To learn more, please select a category below.
Orthopedic surgeons specialize in treating conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. They use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, degenerative disease, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders.
Common orthopedic surgeries performed at Linden Surgical Center:
- Rotator Cuff Repair
The rotator cuffs helps keep the shoulder anchored in its socket as well as allow it to move properly in order to perform daily functions. When the rotator cuff is torn, the range of motion of the shoulder is very limited and pain during everyday activities is often a common symptom.There are three common techniques used to repair the rotator cuff.
- An open repair requires a large muscle in the shoulder to be moved out of the way in order to do the surgery. This type of repair is typically done for larger or more complex tears.
- An arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgery procedure that requires an arthroscopy to be inserted through a small incision in the shoulder. The scope has a camera on the end of it and is connected to a video monitor that allows the surgeon to view the inside of the shoulder during surgery.
- A mini-open repair uses a minimally invasive technique at the beginning of the surgery in order to remove damaged tissue or bones spurs. The second half of the surgery is open and requires a small 2-3 inch incision to be made in the shoulder in order to repair the rotator cuff.
- Total Knee Replacement
- A total knee replacement is commonly performed at Linden Surgical Center. The most common cause for this procedure is arthritis in the knee. When a total knee replacement is performed, the cartilage of the knee joint is replaced with a metal and plastic implant. Sometimes, the artificial joint is anchored in place with bone cement or a special material is used that allows the bone tissue to grow into it.
- ACL Reconstruction
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the major stabilizing ligament of the knee. When it is torn, it is nearly impossible to walk without the knee falling out of socket and causing more damage to the interior structures of the knee.The reconstructive procedure is done with a knee arthroscopy that allows the surgeon to perform the surgery by watching a video monitor through key size hole incisions. The tissue used to replace the damaged ACL comes from the patient’s own body or from a donor. The two most common places to take tissue from are the kneecap tendon or the hamstring tendon.