An orthopedic doctor specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of your musculoskeletal system that is your bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, nerves, and tendons. While some orthopaedists are generalists, others specialize in certain areas of the body like:
People sometimes might confuse orthopedic doctors with orthopedic surgeons. It is important to note that not all orthopedic doctors are orthopedic surgeons. Orthopaedic surgeons are trained in conducting orthopedic surgeries which is not the case with an orthopedic physician.
People visit an orthopedic doctor for various musculoskeletal issues including:
Below are some of the most commonly performed orthopedic procedures:
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