General Orthopaedics

General Orthopaedics

Orthopaedic Surgery encompasses a wide array of musculoskeletal conditions. The variety of who is seen and what is seen in a given day can be quite broad. It is common to see young toddlers, teenagers, and elderly seniors in the same waiting room.

Orthopaedic injuries can occur because of a single event trauma, sporting injury, repetitive strain, or wear and tear with advancing age. Musculoskeletal injury can result in broken bones, inflamed tendons or joints, or sprains or tears of supporting ligaments and tendons.

Sprains, Strains and Other Soft-Tissue Injuries – OrthoInfo – AAOS

Orthopaedic Treatments

Casts and Splints

The majority of fractures and other joint injuries can be treated with appropriate immobilization and early physiotherapy for motion and strength recovery.

About Casts – OrthoInfo – AAOS
Care of Casts & Splints – OrthoInfo – AAOS


Joint sprains and strains as well as degenerative arthritis can also be managed successfully to alleviate pain and swelling with injections. Knee joint injections are performed by the surgeon in the clinic setting. Shoulder or hip joint injections require image guidance and these are performed by an interventional radiologist in the diagnostic imaging department at the hospital. Whether in the clinic or in the hospital patients are often able to continue on with their day-to-day activities with little to no downtime.

Viscosupplementation Treatment for Knee Arthritis – OrthoInfo – AAOS
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) – OrthoInfo – AAOS
nStride – Autologous Protein


When non-operative treatments have plateaued or failed to alleviate symptoms that affect the patient’s quality of life, often surgery is decided upon to restore proper function of the injury or to replace the degenerative joint.

Dr. Syal provides a patient centered approach and believes that his patients are often the most educated around because he spends the time necessary to explain the condition, the anatomy, as well as the risks and benefits of both conservative and surgical treatment options.

Patient Guide to Safe Surgery – OrthoInfo – AAOS

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