Orthopaedics is a surgery to treat trauma within the musculoskeletal system which can affect the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. It can be used to treat, prevent and rehabilitate spine diseases such as arthritis, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumours, congenital disorders and stiff neck muscle pain. Orthopaedic surgery can concern and treat patients of all ages from new born’s to the elderly and encompasses all areas of the human body such as the foot and ankle, hand, shoulder and elbow, spine, hip or knee.
Joint Reconstruction/ Particular Anatomical Region/ Spine/ Bone Tumour Surgery/ Rheumatoid Surgery/ Sport Surgery/ Complex Trauma Surgery/ Arthroplasty/ Fracture Repair/ Joint Arthroscopy
An orthopaedic surgeon is a physician (with a medical degree D.O. or M.D) who is trained in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of disorders, injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system of the body.
Orthopaedic surgeons use both surgical and non-surgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, spine disorders, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumours and congenital disorders.
Non-surgical treatment may involve using medication, exercise and other rehabilitation or alternative therapies. It may be necessary to recommend surgical treatment if the patient does not respond to conservative treatment. The musculoskeletal system includes bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves and tendons. They are involved with the diagnosis and preoperative, operative and postoperative treatment.
Orthopaedic surgeons are trained to treat all aspects of the musculoskeletal system however many orthopaedic surgeons specialize in specific areas, such as hand, shoulder and elbow, spine, hip, knee or foot and ankle.