Orthopaedic therapies are designed to help patients move and be active, and may involve treatments for bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and other components of the musculoskeletal system. Orthopaedics goes far beyond broken bones; this vast field includes state-of-the-art care for patients of all ages for a comprehensive range of musculoskeletal conditions, including:
Orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, plastic surgeons, physical therapists, primary care physicians and other clinicians who work in this field are typically focused on restoring a patient's function and range of motion, eliminating (or minimizing) pain, and correcting any deformity.
Device therapies that are currently being used for the treatment of orthopaedic conditions include:
To learn more about orthopaedics, please visit one of the leading societies:
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
International Society of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
North American Spine Society