Orthopedic surgeons are doctors who focus on the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the musculoskeletal system. This includes the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and joints. Orthopedic surgeons may also treat fractures, sports injuries and deformities, arthritis, injuries to the spine (spinal surgery), as well as other conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system.
Orthopedic surgery may also be referred to as orthopedic trauma surgery or orthopedic hand surgery.
Orthopedic surgeons are specially trained in many aspects of caring for people with disorders in their musculoskeletal system. They can diagnose and treat problems that involve bones, joints, muscles, tendons and nerves — even if they’re not sure what’s wrong or how to fix it.
What is difference between orthopedic and Orthopaedic?
Orthopedics is a medical field that deals with the bones, muscles and joints of the human body. Orthopaedic surgeons are trained to diagnose and treat injuries, deformities and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. The term orthopaedic surgeon is often used to refer to any doctor who specializes in treating diseases or injuries of the musculoskeletal system, but in reality there are many different types of orthopaedic surgeons.
Orthopedic surgeons can be further divided into subspecialties such as hand surgery, foot surgery, spine surgery or sports medicine. There are also general orthopaedic surgeons who treat all types of conditions affecting the bones, joints and muscles throughout your whole body.
Orthopedic surgeons may treat patients with fractures, degenerative joint disease (osteoarthritis), spinal deformity (scoliosis), sports injuries or developmental problems affecting your bones and joints such as hip dysplasia (hip dislocation). They may also provide physical therapy following an injury or surgery involving your bones or joints.
What is an Orthopaedic condition?
Orthopaedics is a medical specialty that focuses on musculoskeletal health and disorders. Orthopaedic surgeons and orthopaedic medical doctors (MDs) are specialists who diagnose, treat and manage all types of musculoskeletal conditions that affect the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves.
Orthopaedic conditions include:
Joint injuries such as ligament sprains and fractures.
Arthritis such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
Tumours of bone or soft tissue (such as bone cancers).
Orthopaedic conditions can be treated with medication, physiotherapy, surgery or other forms of treatment depending on the type and extent of the condition.
What is the difference between a doctor and an orthopedic doctor?
There are many differences between doctors and orthopedic doctors. The first difference is that an orthopedic doctor is a specialist in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and diseases such as arthritis, ligament sprains and muscle strains. They also treat sports injuries such as dislocations, fractures, ruptured tendons and torn ligaments.
Orthopaedic surgeons may be board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) or the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedics (AOBOS). They are trained to perform surgery on bones, joints and muscles.
Orthopaedists often work in hospitals and surgical centers where they perform procedures such as joint replacement surgery, knee replacement surgery, rotator cuff repair surgery and ankle replacement surgery. They may also perform spinal fusions or spinal decompression procedures to relieve pressure on spinal nerves caused by spinal stenosis or other conditions that compress the spine. Orthopaedists also treat problems with bones such as fractures or broken bones that have not healed correctly after an injury.
Doctors are trained to diagnose and treat disease. They take courses in biochemistry and anatomy, and they study the brain, heart, and other organs. Doctors can specialize in different areas of medicine, such as cardiology or neurology. The word doctor comes from the Latin word for teacher, which is why doctors are often called “doctor.”
Orthopedic doctors are also trained to diagnose and treat disease. This means that they have taken the same classes as other doctors and have learned about anatomy, physiology, immunology and biochemistry. However, orthopedic doctors specialize in the musculoskeletal system — that is, bones, joints, tendons and ligaments. Orthopedic doctors may be more knowledgeable than other types of doctors about how these parts of your body function together when you move around or perform certain activities.