What Is An Orthopedic Surgeon?
An orthopedic surgeon is skilled in diagnosing and treating issues or medical conditions associated with your bones, ligaments, tendons, joints, and muscles. Some orthopedic surgeons focus on your whole body, and some specialize in certain areas of your body including your hips and knees, shoulders and elbows, hands, spine, or feet and ankles.
The podiatrists at Benenati Foot and Ankle Care Centers specialize in foot and ankle care. They have three convenient office locations in St. Clair Shores, Warren, and Macomb, Michigan to help you.
Orthopedic surgeons treat a variety of issues by first focusing on non-surgical alternatives like medications and rehabilitation or physical therapy. After non-surgical therapies have been explored, surgery may still be indicated. In cases where surgery is recommended, and orthopedic surgeon can repair injuries to the bones, joints, tendons, ligaments or muscles.
These are just a few of the common medical conditions orthopedic surgeons can treat:
- Arthritis or osteoporosis
- Bunions or Achilles tendon injuries
- Foot or ankle fractures
- Sports injuries or accident trauma
- Back pain, spinal stenosis, or disk problems
- Tumors in bone
Orthopedic surgeons have advanced expertise and knowledge in bone, joint, tendon, ligament, and muscle problems because they have completed additional study focusing on these areas.
The goal of an orthopedic surgeon is to restore your mobility which will enhance your quality of life. If you are suffering from a bone, joint, ligament, tendon, or muscle issue and want to learn more about what an orthopedic surgeon can do for you, talk with the experts.