Medically reviewed by board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Nic Gay, MD and Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds, MD
What are Internal Braces?
Internal bracing is a revolutionary concept in orthopedic surgery. The treatment and regeneration of ligaments can be challenging, especially when surgeons rely on conventional techniques. With internal bracing systems, anyone who has suffered serious ligament injuries has the potential to regain close to complete stability.
At Silicon Valley Orthopaedics, internal bracing systems are used for stabilizing joints such as the elbow. When a joint is unstable, the patient can lose a significant degree of movement. Internal slippage and pathological joint motions are limited when Dr. Nic Gay or Dr. Masi Reynolds uses internal bracing to stabilize the joint. The system combines an extra-articular tension band mechanism with an anchor assembly. In a large majority of cases, patients experience a high degree of stability within days of the procedure.
The internal brace system works very much like a scaffold, allowing tissue to heal and regenerate while the patient continues normal activities such as work or sports. The intensity of such activities can be gradually increased after the procedure, without the need for a cast.
Internal Bracing Consultation in California
If you have suffered a serious ligament injury, Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds of Silicon Valley Orthopaedics can offer a consultation. You may be a suitable candidate for internal bracing support to restore stability to the affected joint. The procedure is faster, more effective and results in less recovery time than conventional surgery.
Anyone from athletes to casual walkers may be suitable for surgery using an internal brace system. If you have any questions about treatment, the team at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics is always here to provide advice and information.
Contact us today if internal braces are a treatment option that may benefit you. We can provide a one-on-one consultation to assess your needs at our California practice.