Orthopedic doctors perform surgery on the musculoskeletal system in order to treat trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors and congenital disorders. They are commonly referred to as orthopedic surgeons. They will work closely with sports medicine doctors in order to treat sports injuries. Orthopedists have often been called bone doctors as well.
Symptoms and Treatments of Orthopedic Conditions?
If you have difficulty performing everyday activities like walking up stairs, if you suffer chronic pain, have developed limited range of motion, are instable when walking or standing or have suffered a soft tissue injury that has not improved in 48 hours – you should see an orthopedist. Treatment does not always require surgery. In those cases, medications, exercise and other rehabilitative therapies are necessary. Surgery is recommended when the patient does not respond well to the alternative treatments.