What is orthopedics:
Orthopedics is a branch of medicine that focuses on the care of the musculoskeletal system. This system is made up of muscles and bones, as well as joints, ligaments, and tendons
What do orthopedists treat?
joint pain from arthritis
soft tissue (muscle, tendon, and ligament) injuries
shoulder pain and problems, such as bursitis
carpal tunnel syndrome
overuse and sports injuries, including tendinitis, meniscus tears, and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
congenital conditions, such as clubfoot and scoliosis
Which operations can orthopedic surgeons perform?
Total joint replacement
Fracture repair surgery
Bone grafting surgery
Every effort is made for your comfort following surgery. It’s normal to feel some lingering pain or discomfort after surgery. Because each person’s pain tolerance is different than the next, pain may last a few days or even several weeks. Take your pain medication as prescribed and follow all discharge instructions as directed by your physician.
If you have questions about your surgery, the treatment plan or the level of pain you’re experiencing, please contact your orthopedic surgeon or physician directly.