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Tertiary Reconstruction Specialist

Eric E. Johnson, MD -  - Orthopaedic Trauma

Eric E. Johnson, MD

Orthopaedic Trauma located in Westwood, Los Angeles, CA

Are you suffering from the debilitating aftermath of a traumatic injury or orthopaedic procedure gone wrong? If so, contact orthopaedic trauma specialist Eric E. Johnson, MD, in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles to find out if tertiary reconstruction is right for you. Tertiary reconstruction involves the reconstruction of an injured part of your musculoskeletal system, such as a shattered hip. If you’re ready to get your life back, reach out to Dr. Johnson online or over the phone today.

Tertiary Reconstruction Q & A

What is tertiary reconstruction?

Tertiary reconstruction is a service that Dr. Johnson offers to patients who endured traumatic injuries and require reconstruction of some part of their musculoskeletal system.

Those who see Dr. Johnson for tertiary reconstruction are referred to him from a primary or secondary medical caregiver. Dr. Johnson offers his tertiary reconstruction patients specialized consultative care, as well as his services as an orthopaedic surgeon.

What is the musculoskeletal system?

The musculoskeletal system includes the bones, muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissue and structural elements of the human body.

Bones

Bones perform five primary functions in the human body. These include providing structural support to the whole body, storing minerals and lipid reserves, creating blood cells, protecting soft organs, and providing leverage so the body can move.

Skeletal muscles

When they contract, the muscles pull the tendons, which move the bones, allowing you to move. The muscles also support soft tissues, uphold posture and position, maintain body temperature, and protect the urinary and digestive tracts.

Joints

The joints connect the bones, providing them with just the right mixture of stability and flexibility. Joints consist of tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and other tissue.

Tendons

Tendons anchor muscle to bone.

Ligaments

Ligaments attach bones to other bones.

Without the musculoskeletal system, you couldn’t stand, sit, walk, talk, or move in any other way. 

How can tertiary reconstruction improve my life?

After you experience trauma, such as a car accident or a significant fall, you can be left with an injury that degrades your quality of life and limits your activities. Tertiary reconstruction offers you a way to regain your independence and quality of life.

Examples of tertiary reconstruction procedures that Dr. Johnson may perform on the musculoskeletal system include:

  • Osteotomy
  • Internal and external fixation
  • Primary anterior total hip
  • Direct anterior approach hip replacement
  • Hip preservation surgery
  • Periprosthetic fracture treatment
  • Deformity correction

In general, Dr. Johnson performs tertiary reconstructive procedures to restore function and stabilize and fix deformities that occur as a result of trauma or a failed procedure.

If an orthopaedic injury changed your life and you’re unhappy, you don’t have to accept your circumstances. Instead, seek a referral with Dr. Johnson. To learn more, contact his office online or over the phone today.