What is Orthopedic ?
- Orthopedics is the medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of the musculoskeletal system. An Orthopedic Surgeon treats patients who suffer from disorders of the bones, joints, muscles and associated structures like ligaments, tendons, nerves, bones and skin.
- They diagnose and treat a wide range of bone and skeletal problems, from performing minor surgery like treating minor injuries e.g. a broken toe and the repair of a lacerated tendon to major surgery e.g. performing a knee replacement procedure and lumbar spine surgical procedures.