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General Surgery

General Surgery services offered in Atlantis, Boynton Beach, Wellington and Boca Raton, FL

The Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County in Atlantis, Boynton Beach, and Wellington, Florida, has provided expert orthopedic services for over 65 years. The team includes fellowship-trained, board-certified physicians who perform general surgery. These general surgeons use the most advanced tools and techniques so that you get the best outcomes. Whether for an injury or chronic pain condition, the Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County team can help. Call the office nearest you today or use the online booking button to schedule your consultation.

General Surgery Q & A

What is general surgery?

Despite its name, general surgery is a highly specialized area of surgical medicine. General surgeons undergo years of training to diagnose and treat all conditions and manage care before, during, and after surgery.

General surgeons can perform simple and highly complex procedures on people of all ages, including children.

What does general surgery treat?

General surgery treats any acute or chronic condition that affects the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, cartilage, and/or ligaments.

The conditions the general orthopedic surgeon at Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County treats include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Arthritis and joint pain
  • Fractures
  • Bone or spine deformities
  • Tendon tears
  • Meniscus tears
  • Labral tears

Most orthopedic conditions improve without surgery. The Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County’s general surgeon determines if you need surgery after an evaluation.

Which procedures fall under general surgery?

The Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County team performs many general surgeries. Surgical procedures vary as much as the injuries and diseases they treat.

The common types of general surgery for orthopedic care include:

Open reduction with fixation (ORIF)

ORIF is a surgical procedure for complex fractures — several breaks that have moved the bone pieces out of alignment. Your surgeon realigns the bones and uses rods, screws, and plates to keep them in place while they heal.

Arthroscopic surgery

Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure for joint conditions. During the procedure, your surgeon makes small incisions at your joint and inserts an arthroscope (surgical camera) to evaluate the joint and repair damage.

Joint replacement

Joint replacement involves removing damaged parts of a joint and replacing them with artificial (prosthetic) devices. The Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County performs total joint replacements for the hips, knees, and ankles.


An osteotomy is a surgical procedure involving bone cutting to reshape or realign a bone, like a bunion.

When do I need general surgery?

The Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County team determines when you need general surgery after a consultation. They might recommend conservative care, like activity changes, medication, and physical therapy, before general surgery.

However, if you have a condition that isn’t improving, like an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear, they’ll almost certainly suggest general surgery first.

Call the Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County today or schedule your general surgery consultation online.