Orthopedics is a discipline concerned with preventing or correcting disorders of the body’s basic framework, including the bones, joints, and muscles. An orthopedic surgeon is a physician with many years training in the physical, medical, or surgical treatment and/or rehabilitation of the body’s intricate mechanical system. Orthopedic physicians may also have additional training in sub-specialties such as sports medicine, joint replacement, knee, ankle, or shoulder reconstruction, foot problems and scoliosis or other disorders of the spine.
NOTE: The following links contain excellent discussions and illustrative materials covering many of the most common clinical problems seen in our offices. The links will open to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons at http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/.