Orthopedic Medicine

Orthopedics: A Route to  Renew Your Core System

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Orthopedic specialists focus on treating back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, arm pain, joint pain and any other bodily pain that doesn’t feel like singing the song “your knee bone is connected to your joint bone.”  First, you may learn what you need to know in case of emergency personal injury! If your orthopedic needs are not emergent, we invite you to learn more!

 

 

As a child, your neck, shoulders, elbows, back, spine, hips, legs, knees, hands, ankles, and feet are meant to work in unison as a highly sophisticated musculoskeletal system, including: the bones, ligaments, muscles, tendons, joints and nerves muscles, tendons, ligaments, and more. Your musculoskeletal system is designed to allow you to master sequences of events in continued, uninterrupted movements whenever you wish. In short, joints and related faculties are meant to spontaneously direct you through a joint connection from point A to point B. Perhaps, this is why Orthopaedics was coined from the Greek words “orthos,” meaning straight and “paideion,” meaning a child who thrives on spontaneity.

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174247392The Basics: Your Orthopedic Surgeon 

Orthopedic surgeons focus their expertise on personal injury emergency trauma, bone fractures, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders.  The initial approach may be Stabilization and Rehabilitation. In other cases, it may be vital to have surgery within a week to potentially optimize the outcome, depending upon the nature of the condition.  The best part of the orthopedic specialty today is that there are non-surgical, less invasive and traditional surgical approaches for some of the most common conditions that may seem less severe initially.

Orthopedic Conditions and Treatment

Back pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, joint pain, arm pain, neck pain and ankle pain may be the first signs you feel, but may send you down a path of a more involved condition which may eventually lead to an emergency.  An Orthopedic specialist’s most serious focus is on personal injury emergency trauma, musculoskeletal oncology, pediatric orthopedics, and surgical sports medicine, but no musculoskeletal issue should be overlooked. Learn how strong orthopedic follow up and timely treatment is important to preserve your quality of life. The great news is that orthopedic surgeons specialize in the diagnosis and treatment with some of the most innovative technologies that may reshape your life.

Arm Pain, such as, Tendonitis.

Back Pain, Spinal Disorder and Injuries,  including the risk of a  Spinal Injury and Condition Link  such as, Spinal Stenosis, and treatments including: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, laminectomy or spinal fusion surgery.

Degenerative Conditions, such as Arthritis treated by knee replacement or hip replacement surgery, and Spinal Stenosis and minimally invasive spine surgery.

Heel, Foot and Ankle Injury, such as Heel and Foot Reconstructive Surgery and Ankle Reconstruction.

Knee Pain and Injury, such as, knee replacement surgery, knee arthroscopy and meniscectomy, chondroplasty and ligament reconstruction.

Leg Fracture, such as, Thigh Bone near Hip Joint Fracture, Trochanteric Fracture Repair.

Neck Fracture, such as femoral neck fracture repair.

Shoulder Pain, Injury, such as, arthroscopy, decompression, rotator cuff tendon repair.

Wrist, Hand and Finger Pain-  Deformity or Injury, such as, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, hand and finger tendon injury, traumatic injury to the wrist, hand and fingers,  or Dupuytren’s Contracture.

Revision Orthopedic Implant Surgery, such as, ankle replacement, hip replacement, knee replacement, and shoulder replacement.

Selecting an Orthopedic Doctor

There are different types of physicians that you may approach for initial musculoskeletal treatment. For initial personal injury emergency treatment, you should not move and direct someone to call 911 Emergency.

All orthopedic surgeons are trained in all musculoskeletal areas and may be trained in other areas as well.  Each doctor has a unique skill set and may have a special focus in their practice. Some orthopedic surgeons may focus on emergency trauma. Some specialists may focus on joint reconstruction. Others may focus on more specific areas, such as, spine surgery or hand surgery. Some orthopedic surgeons use the traditional approach to surgery. Others use some of the non-surgical and less invasive techniques for those who qualify. On certain occasions, Orthopedic Surgeons work with Physical Therapists, Rehabilitation Specialists, Neurosurgeons and possibly other specialists to develop the most comprehensive treatment plan.

Selecting a Back Pain Doctor, Knowing When to Follow Up and Selecting a Spine Surgeon

Selecting an Orthopedic Joint Surgeon, knees, hips, shoulder, elbow, ankle

• Selecting a Hand Surgeon

Preventative Care

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Understanding Medical Insurance

Medical insurance may be a factor in selecting the type of treatment and the treatment provider you are interested in. In emergency situations, you will be ambulanced to the nearest Trauma I or Trauma II facility.

If your condition is not emergent, you may elect to go to an urgent care facility or your Internal medicine doctor. If you have already been initially treated but are not experiencing results from treatment, then it might be wise to consult with an orthopedic surgeon- particularly after 5 to 6 weeks. You can contact their office, explain your condition and meet with an orthopedic specialist in consult.

If you are concerned about your insurance, it’s always best to prioritize your health, seek out treatment, and submit bills to your insurance thereafter. You always have the right to appeal insurance decisions if you are not covered for seeing an orthopedic surgeon.    In the end, you may bear some out of pocket costs, but the price of poor health may be far worse than the alternative.

The good news is that there are a select number of highly sophisticated orthopedic surgeons who are available and ready to renew your core system for a significant enhancement in your quality of life.

It is important to recognize that all information contained on this website cannot be considered to be specific medical diagnosis, medical treatment, or medical advice. As always, you should consult with a physician regarding any medical condition.