An orthopedic surgeon, or orthopaedic surgeon, is a surgeon who is specialized in the diagnosis, pre-operative, operative and post-operative treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system.
Orthopedics is the branch of surgery dealing with the conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons use surgical as well as nonsurgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, spine diseases, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors and congenital disorders.
Orthopedic surgeons work closely with other healthcare professionals like pediatrician, sports medicine specialist etc.
Below are major roles of an Orthopedic surgeon:
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Orthopedic Surgeon(s) in South Africa
Some of the most popular procedures performed by orthopedic surgeons in South Africa are:
Listed below are some of the top hospitals in South Africa where orthopedic surgeons work:
Some of the conditions performed by orthopedic surgeons in South Africa are: