A member asked:

Can you please define orthopedic surgery and does it hurt?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Mark Gujer md fasa answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

Depends: On what surgery and what part of the body. I put total knee replacement in the top 5. Need more info.

Answered 5/15/2013


Dr. Steven Puccio answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Treatment of bones: Orthopedic surgery is the treatment of conditions pertaining to the skeletal system. Some Orthopedic procedures can be painful but many time we use local anesthetic to minimize the post surgical pain

Answered 4/26/2016



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