"The skeletal system provides the human body with its central structure, and diseases or conditions of the skeletal system can have far-reaching health effects. Orthopedic surgeons specialize in the correction and treatment of illnesses, conditions and injuries of the skeleton and its related systems of muscle and connective tissues.Pediatric Orthopedics General orthopedic surgeons might be called upon to treat any area of the body, from the skull and skull base to the hands or feet. Pediatric orthopedic surgeons deal with a similarly broad range of conditions in children and adolescents.
Hand and Foot
The hand and wrist, and foot and ankle, are among the body's most complicated structures. They contain large numbers of small bones, tendons, fine muscles and tiny blood vessels, all of which might require treatment. Hand surgeons treat fractures, deformities and vascular conditions as well as repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome.Sports Medicine Regular participation in sports is part of a healthy and active lifestyle, but it's not without hazards. Broken bones and a variety of joint injuries are common enough in sports and exercise-related activities to be a recognized specialty.
Joint preservation often overlaps with sports medicine, though it is a unique specialty in its own right. It includes arthroscopic reconstruction of ligaments in the hip and knee, as well as various procedures to treat arthritis and other degenerative disorders of the bones or ligaments.
Accidents, natural disasters and acts of violence can cause many serious injuries of the musculoskeletal system. With emergency patients,orthopedic trauma surgeons work quickly to repair broken bones and torn ligaments, limiting their longer-term damage. Spinal Surgery The spinal column is important both as the center of the body' skeletal system, and as a protective conduit for its major nerves. Injuries or deformities of the spine can have far-reaching effects, such as chronic pain and impaired or lost mobility. "