What is an Orthopaedic Surgeon?
An orthopaedic surgeon is a physician devoted to the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of injuries, disorders and diseases of the body’s musculoskeletal system. This system includes bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves and tendons.
Who does an Orthopaedic Surgeon treat?
Orthopaedic surgeons treat patients of all ages – new-borns, children, athletes, baby boomers and the elderly – with conditions that range from bone disorders and fractures to diseases or tears of the muscles, ligaments and tendons in all regions of the body.
What does an Orthopaedic Surgeon treat?
An orthopaedic surgeon treats many musculoskeletal conditions without surgery, by using medication,
exercise or other rehabilitative or alternative therapies.
When should you see an Orthopaedic Surgeon?
AN ACUTE INJURY IS A SUDDEN TRAUMA SUCH AS SPRAINS, STRAINS, BRUISES AND FRACTURES.
OVERUSE INJURY – SERIES OF REPEATED SMALL INJURIES.