Orthopedic treatment refers to the medical care of the musculoskeletal system, which includes bones, muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, and other connective tissues. Orthopedic treatment requires a comprehensive approach that encompasses prevention, diagnosis, and therapy. A variety of approaches can be used to treat musculoskeletal injuries and conditions, including medication, physical therapy, surgery, or a combination of these methods. Orthopedic specialists develop individualized plans for treating each patient’s symptoms and underlying conditions, and they may also refer patients to specialists such as physical therapists, occupational therapists, or rehabilitative physicians.

Common orthopedic pathologies include

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • ACL tears
  • Labral tears
  • Impingement syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Stress fractures
  • Shin splints
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Sciatica

An orthopedics doctor is a medical professional who specializes in bone, joint, and muscle care. They provide preventative care and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, illnesses, and other conditions. Orthopedists diagnose and treat musculoskeletal injuries, such as fractures, sprains, and strains. They also provide treatment for arthritis, back pain, and other joint and muscle

Common types of orthopedic treatments include

You should consult an orthopedician if you have any pain or discomfort in your bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, or other areas related to the structure of your skeleton. This could include pain that develops over time, increases with activity, or persists after rest. Additionally, you should consult an orthopedician if you have any difficulty with movement or balance, loss of range of motion or strength, swelling, deformity, or other concerning symptoms.

  • Physical therapy
  • Steroid injections
  • Joint replacement
  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Fracture repair surgery
  • Joint fusion surgery
  • Knee replacement
  • ACL reconstruction
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Arthroscopic shoulder surgery
  • Spinal fusion
  • Hip replacement
  • Cartilage transplantation
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Trigger finger release