What Is Orthopedics?

Orthopedics is the branch of medicine that deals with the prevention and correction of injuries or disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles, joints and ligaments. Orthopedists and orthopedic surgeons are the physicians you see when you need treatment of injuries or illness resulting from athletic activities or injuries such as falls. They also treat chronic problems, such as long term tendon, muscle or joint pain.

When Should I Go to an Orthopedic Clinic?

If you are suffering from chronic pain, rheumatic diseases, musculoskeletal injuries and arthritis an orthopedic doctor can help you. If you have an injury, such as a broken bone or torn tendons/ligaments, an orthopedic surgeon will be able to help you with you needs.