Some surgical operations are performed more often than others the 10 most common surgeries in the us vary widely by condition treated and cost. Common surgical procedures according to the american medical association and the american college of surgeons some of the most common surgical operations performed in the united states include the following in alphabetical order a. It is also one of the most common injuries in athletes the acl is responsible for the stability of the knee if torn patients may complain of giving way in the knee therefore they will have the ligament replaced to regain stability tendon repair the most common tendon to repair in the knee is the quadriceps or patellar tendon both . While the most common ones arent usually serious some like blood clots can become dangerous and theyll slow your recovery constipation is also common after surgery anesthesia can cause it. And answers and explanations additionally at the end of each table is a usmle style question with the corresponding answer and a brief explanation most commons in surgery covers all the topics pertinent to surgical clerkship or residency including information on surgical subspecialties
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