General Orthopedic Surgery

Ahmed S. Bata, MD -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

Nile Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Association, Inc.

Ahmed S. Bata, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon & Podiatrist located in Loma Linda, CA & Riverside, CA

As a leading orthopedic surgeon serving the communities of Loma Linda and Riverside, California, Ahmed Bata, MD, is a standout provider at the Nile Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Association, Inc. He uses cutting-edge methods to offer healing and relief for his patients throughout the southern California area. If you’re in need of orthopedic surgery, call the office nearest you or book your appointment online today.

General Orthopedic Surgery Q & A

What is general orthopedic surgery?

Orthopedic surgery is an operation to repair an injury in the musculoskeletal system, which is comprised of joints, including bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and the associated nerves. The most common areas of the body needing surgery are:

  • Ankles and feet
  • Wrists and hands
  • Elbows
  • Hips
  • Spine
  • Shoulders
  • Knees

Many orthopedic surgeries are performed through the use of an arthroscope, which is used for minimally-invasive surgical procedures. Arthroscopic surgery has a number of benefits, including smaller incisions, less scarring, and faster recovery time, as compared to traditional surgery.

What conditions may benefit from orthopedic surgery?

There are numerous musculoskeletal conditions that may require surgery depending on the severity of the injury. Conditions that may be treated with a surgical procedure include:

  • Bunions 
  • Hammertoe
  • Achilles tendon injury
  • Foot fractures
  • Club foot
  • Ankle ligament injury
  • Severe foot trauma
  • Sports injury
  • Heel spurs
  • Plantar Fasciitis

Dr. Bata has extensive training in a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions. He examines you, provides expert diagnosis, and provides you with the highest level of care, which may include conservative treatments or orthopedic surgery, depending on your needs.

What happens before and after orthopedic surgery?

At the Nile Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Association, Inc., your successful treatment is the No. 1 priority. Before the surgery takes place, Dr. Bata sits down with you to discuss the details of your surgery, including how you should prepare, what to expect, and what follow-up care looks like. Having an open dialogue with him is key to helping you feel at ease.

Details covered before surgery include:

  • Medical history
  • Family history
  • Current medications
  • Allergies
  • X-ray and presurgery lab test results

After surgery, Dr. Bata explains what to expect, including your recovery time, medications to take, and activities to avoid. You also need a caregiver to drive when you go home after your surgery.

Are other treatments needed along with orthopedic surgery?

Coming in to see Dr. Bata in the beginning stages of your injury can sometimes ward off more serious issues down the road. There are treatments that are often recommended as alternatives to surgery that include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Braces
  • Massage treatment
  • Weight loss
  • Medication
  • Lifestyle modifications

Sometimes surgery is the best treatment, however, and if you’re a candidate for orthopedic surgery, rest assured you’re in good hands with Dr. Bata. Your healing and road to recovery are his highest priority. To receive a personalized consultation, reach out to Nile Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Association, Inc. by calling the closest office or booking an appointment online today.