Orthopaedics is a branch of science that deals with the diseases and injury relating to the musculoskeletal system of the body. The musculoskeletal system is a complex system present in the body which includes bones, ligaments, joints, muscles, tendons and nerves, and allows the various kinds of movements that is done by the body. There was a time when Orthopaedists were solely devoted to providing care to children suffering from limb and spine deformities, but now they cater to the needs of everyone. Now, there are specialised orthopaedists that provide special care to athletes and sportspersons.
Orthopaedic surgeons treat various kinds of issues relating to the musculoskeletal system, which may involve:
An orthopaedic surgeon is a board-certified medical professional that has undergone extensive medical training on the subject. As a rule, it has been observed that a typical orthopaedic surgeon will complete around 14 years of education on the subject that may include:
When you visit an orthopaedic surgeon, they will get your complete medical history and perform a brief analysis of your musculoskeletal injury or disease. Most of the doctors recommend blood tests and X-Rays to get the complete picture. After performing all the preliminary analysis, the doctors will discuss the diagnosis. Accordingly, they will select the best treatment plan available.