Orthopaedic nursing is a nursing specialty focused on the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. Orthopaedic issues range from acute problems such as fractures or hospitalization for joint replacement to chronic systemic disorders such as loss of bone density or lupus erythematosus. An Orthopaedic Nurse takes care of people with musculoskeletal diseases and disorders like arthritis, fractures, broken bones, joint replacements, genetic malformations and osteoporosis. When musculoskeletal problems require surgery, Orthopedic Nurses assist doctors with the operation and help them later with recovering their mobility and strength. Education is also an important aspect of an Orthopedic Nurse's job, as they teach patients and families about musculoskeletal disease prevention, symptoms, and treatments.
Related Journals of Orthopedic Nursing
Journal of Orthopedic Oncology, General Medicine: Open Access, Journal of Surgery [Jurnalul de Chirurgie], Trauma & Treatment, Journal of Arthritis, Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research, Orthopaedic Nursing, Journal of Emergency Nursing, American Journal of Public Health, Academic Medicine, American Journal of The Medical Sciences, International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing, Orthopaedic Nursing Journal