What is orthopaedic?
Orthopedic surgery is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders, which affect the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and non-surgical methods to manage conditions such as fractures, dislocations, arthritis, sports injuries, and degenerative diseases.
Orthopedic surgeons are highly trained medical professionals. They may specialize in specific areas of orthopedic such as joint replacement, spine surgery, sports medicine, hand surgery, trauma surgery, oncologic orthopaedics and orthopaedic rehabilitation.
Beacon Hospital’s team of orthopaedic specialists have been leading the way in orthopaedic care by focusing on solutions that support your full recovery, so you can get back on your feet to do the things you love.
When should you see an orthopaedic doctor?
In general, if you are experiencing any pain or discomfort related to your bones, joints, muscles, or ligaments, it is a good idea to consult with an orthopedic doctor to get an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
As with any other health problem, the longer you put it off, the more difficult it may be to resolve.
Common conditions treated by Orthopaedic Surgeon:
- back pain
- injuries to tendons or ligaments, such as sprains and tendonitis
- joint replacement
- sport injuries
carpal tunnel syndrome/trigger fingers