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Orthopedic Surgery

MD Spine Care and Orthopaedics  -  - Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon

MD Spine Care and Orthopaedics

Orthopaedic Spine Surgeons located in San Antonio, TX

In addition to providing expert spine surgeries, Frank K. Kuwamura III, MD, a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, also offers other orthopaedic surgeries at MD Spine Care and Orthopaedics, which has two locations in San Antonio, Texas. He repairs a variety of orthopaedic issues that affect the knee and shoulder, relieving your pain and restoring your quality of life. Call MD Spine Care and Orthopaedics or schedule a consultation online today.

Orthopedic Surgery Q & A

What is orthopaedic surgery?

orthopaedics is the medical specialty area that focuses on the musculoskeletal system. As an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Kuwamura diagnoses and treats a wide range of injuries and degenerative conditions, with both nonsurgical and surgical solutions. 

orthopaedic surgery corrects a variety of painful conditions, repairing or replacing bones, tendons, and ligaments. In addition to his work as a spine specialist, Dr. Kuwamura treats issues that affect the rest of your body, including your knees and shoulders. 

In addition to traditional orthopaedic surgery, Dr. Kuwamura also offers innovative regenerative medicine, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections and stem cell therapy. 

He often incorporates these treatments into surgical procedures to boost your recovery process and help you get back to your regular activities quickly and safely. 

What are some of the conditions that require orthopaedic surgery?

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common reasons that patients seek care from Dr. Kuwamura. This degenerative disease can affect any joint in your body as the cartilage that cushions and protects your bones wears away. Some of the other conditions that require orthopaedic care are:

  • Fractures
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Labral tears
  • Dislocations
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Meniscus tears
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries
  • Tendon tears

While some orthopaedic problems are degenerative, you can also sustain an injury to your musculoskeletal system. Dr. Kuwamura helps many patients recover from sports injuries and automobile accidents. 

What should I expect after orthopaedic surgery?

After your orthopaedic surgery, Dr. Kuwamura provides personalized instructions to help you recover safely at home. He also prescribes medication to help reduce pain and your risk of infection. 

Physical therapy is a critical part of recovering from orthopaedic surgery. Initially, it helps keep your surrounding muscles and tissues supple. Then, as you heal, you work on increasing your strength, flexibility, and range of motion. Eventually, you can return to all of your regular activities.

You have routine follow-up appointments with Dr. Kuwamura so he can monitor your recovery. He might recommend additional regenerative medicine treatments to help your body repair itself. 

If you have an orthopaedic issue involving your knee, shoulder, or other part of your body, call MD Spine Care and Orthopaedics or make an appointment online today to learn about your treatment options.