Orthopaedics today has a much broader application. Orthopaedics (or Orthopaedics Surgery) focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of diseases of the musculoskeletal system including those of bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons and nerves. We employ medical, physical rehabilitation and surgery to restore normal function. Our patients are not exclusively treated surgically as up to half of an Orthopaedic Surgeon’s practice may be dedicated to non-operative management.
Some of the typical diseases and conditions treated by Orthopaedic Surgeons include:
fractures and dislocations
torn ligaments, sprains and strains
tendon injuries, injured muscles and bursitis
arthritis in the knee or hip requiring joint replacement
arthritis and injuries in the shoulder and elbow
bunions, hammer toes, flat feet and arthritis in the ankle
Here at Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation are highly trained in the evaluation, treatment and prevention of all orthopaedic and joint related injuries. Our ability to perform a thorough differential diagnosis allows us to utilize the most effective treatment methods. We utilize the most up to date evidence based practices, and our goal is always to facilitate a rapid recovery in the shortest amount of time.