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Orthopaedists treat a wide variety of diseases and conditions, including:
Fractures and dislocations
Torn ligaments, sprains, and strains
Shoulder pain, rotator cuff disorders
Arthritis and osteoporosis
Tendon injuries, pulled muscles, and bursitis
Ruptured disks, sciatica, low back pain, and scoliosis
Knock knees, bow legs, bunions, and hammer toes
Bone tumors, muscular dystrophy, and cerebral palsy
Abnormalities of the fingers and toes and growth abnormality
Flat and painful feet
Hands and upper extremities
The Orthopaedic Surgeon or Orthopaedist?
Orthopaedics is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, care and treatment of patients with disorders of the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. These elements make up the musculoskeletal system. The physicians who specialize in this area are called orthopaedic surgeons or orthopaedists.
Orthopaedists are involved in all aspects of health care pertaining to the musculoskeletal system. They use medical, physical, and rehabilitative methods as well as surgery. Typically, as much as 50 percent of the orthopaedist's practice is devoted to non-surgical or medical management of injuries or disease and 50 percent to surgical management.
Surgery may be needed to restore function lost as a result of injury or disease of bones, joint, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, or skin. Your orthopaedist will determine the best treatment. Medications, injections, and therapy often are useful. Surgery is only performed when indicated, and you agree it is time.