Orthopedic Procedures

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Orthopedic Outpatient Surgery Center

The Surgical Institute of Alabama is a premier ambulatory surgery center for Orthopedics. Our orthopedic experts treat conditions of the hand, shoulder, knee, elbow, hip foot & ankle in a high-tech outpatient environment. 

Arthroscopy of the Knee, Shoulder, Ankle, Elbow & Hip

Knee arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that allows doctors to view the knee joint without making a large incision (cut) through the skin and other soft tissues. Arthroscopy is used to diagnose and treat a wide range of knee problems.

Total Joint Replacement
of Knee, Hip & Shoulder

Total joint replacement is a surgical procedure in which parts of an arthritic or damaged joint are removed and replaced with a metal, plastic, or ceramic device called a prosthesis. The prosthesis is designed to replicate the movement of a normal, healthy joint.

Partial Replacement of Knee Joint

A partial knee replacement is surgery to replace only one part of a damaged knee. It can replace either the inside (medial) part, the outside (lateral) part, or the kneecap part of the knee. Surgery to replace the whole knee joint is called total knee replacement.

Cubital Tunnel Release

Cubital tunnel release is a surgical procedure that involves ulnar nerve decompression, and for some, a transposition of the nerve as well: During the procedure, a 3-inch incision is made along the course of the ulnar nerve, and the roof of the cubital tunnel is opened to relieve pressure on the nerve.

Trigger Finger Release

The surgical procedure for trigger finger is called “tenolysis” or “trigger finger release.” The goal of the procedure is to release the A1 pulley that is blocking tendon movement so the flexor tendon can glide more easily through the tendon sheath.

Ganglion Cyst Removal

Ganglion cyst removal is usually an outpatient procedure and may be performed under local or general anesthesia. Before surgery, your doctor may draw a line above the cyst to mark the incision location. During the surgery, your doctor numbs the treatment area and cuts along the line with a scalpel.

Surgical Repair of Bone Fractures

Bone fracture surgical repair is performed when a broken bone can’t heal properly with casting, splinting or bracing alone. The most common type of fracture surgery involves internal fixation, where broken pieces of bone are placed back in the right position using surgical screws, pins, rods, or plates.

ACL Reconstruction

ACL reconstruction is surgery to replace a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) — a major ligament in your knee. ACL injuries most commonly occur during sports that involve sudden stops and changes in direction — such as soccer, football, basketball and volleyball.

Tendon Repair

Tendon repair is surgery done to treat a torn or otherwise damaged tendon. Tendons are the soft, band-like tissues that connect muscles to bone. When the muscles contract, the tendons pull the bones and cause the joints to move.

Carpal Tunnel Release

With an open carpal tunnel release procedure, a small incision is made in the palm. The transverse carpal ligament is divided, which releases pressure on the median nerve and relieves the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Dissolvable sutures are used to close the skin, sutures will not need to be removed post-operatively.

Foot & Ankle Surgery

Foot and ankle surgery is a sub-specialty of orthopedics and podiatry that deals with the treatment, diagnosis and prevention of disorders of the foot and ankle.

Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery

Hand & Upper Extremity surgery are repairs related to injuries to the fingers, hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder.

Sports Medicine

Sports medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with physical fitness and the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise.


A bunionectomy is a surgical procedure that moves toes back into the correct position. The procedure balances the muscles around the toe joint to make sure that the bunion does not grow back.

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