Orthopedic surgery is surgery performed by a medical specialist, such as an orthopedist or orthopedic surgeon, trained to deal with problems that develop in the bones, joints, and ligaments of the human body.
Orthopedic surgery corrects problems that arise in the skeleton and its attachments, the ligaments and tendons. It may also deal with some problems of the nervous system, such as those that arise from injury of the spine. These problems can occur at birth, through injury, or as the result of aging. They may be acute, as in injury, or chronic, as in many aging-related problems.
The top 25 most common procedures performed by orthopedic surgeons are as follows:

Knee arthroscopy and meniscectomy

Shoulder arthroscopy and decompression

Carpal tunnel release

Knee arthroscopy and chondroplasty

Removal of support implant

Knee arthroscopy and anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

Knee replacement

Repair of femoral neck fracture

Repair of trochanteric fracture

Debridement of skin/muscle/bone/fracture

Knee arthroscopy repair of both menisci

Hip replacement

Shoulder arthroscopy/distal clavicle excision

Repair of rotator cuff tendon

Repair fracture of radius (bone)/ulna


Repair of ankle fracture (bimalleolar type)

Shoulder arthroscopy and debridement

Lumbar spinal fusion

Repair fracture of the distal part of radius

Low back intervertebral disc surgery

Incise finger tendon sheath

Repair of ankle fracture (fibula)

Repair of femoral shaft fracture

Repair of trochanteric fracture