Orthopaedics focuses on injuries and diseases of the body’s musculoskeletal system. This complex system includes bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. Orthopaedics includes care for patients of all ages – from newborns to young athletes to individuals in their golden years.
What is an Orthopaedic Surgeon?
Often called orthopaedists, orthopaedic surgeons are medical doctors with training in the proper diagnosis and treatment of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. Most orthopaedic surgeons complete up to 14 years of education.
Orthopaedic surgeons manage diagnosis of your injury or condition, treatment with medication, exercise, surgery or other treatment plans, rehabilitation recommendations and prevention.