What does the orthopedist treat?

Elena Melnichenko
Elena Melnichenko
December 19, 2014
What does the orthopedist treat?

Very often, when we come to the hospital and read the signs on the doctors' offices, we not only do not understand what a particular doctor treats, but sometimes we don’t even know what area of ​​medicine we are talking about. One of these "mysterious" specialists is an orthopedist. Let's try to figure out what the orthopedist treats and with what diseases you only need to go to him.

Orthopedist. Who is it?

Orthopedics is a field of medicine that studies the various diseases and injuries of bones, joints, tendons, ligaments and other parts of the human musculoskeletal system. Accordingly, the orthopedic surgeon treats all these diseases and injuries. The task of the doctor is not only to treat, but also to diagnose and, if possible, prevent diseases. In recent years, when orthopedics began to develop rapidly, people who had already practically resigned themselves to the idea of ​​a wheelchair received hope for recovery. Every year there are more and more modern technologies in this area of ​​medicine.

Types of Orthopedics

Today there are such types and directions of orthopedics:

  • ambulatory traumatology (here they are engaged in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of such diseases as sprains, fractures and sprains);
  • arthroscopic surgery (doctors perform operations in the meniscus, joints and ligaments);
  • spinal surgery;
  • joint arthroplasty;
  • children's orthopedics.

One of the most important areas of medicine is precisely children's orthopedics. Children grow very quickly, and their skeleton also grows quickly, as a result of which it is very sensitive to the action of external factors. A timely appeal to a specialist can prevent many diseases of the musculoskeletal system of the child, which can affect his entire life.

When should I go to the orthopedist?

As soon as any pain in the joints and limbs, as well as in any part of the spine, hip joints, light crunching during body movements, you should immediately go to the orthopedic surgeon.

Date: 08.10.2018, 16:37 / Views: 41452

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