Orthopedic physicians treat disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles from head to toe. In some cases, they may specialize in a particular area. Some of the many conditions they address may be associated with trauma, sports injuries, arthritis, joint replacement and more.
While many orthopedic physicians are also surgeons, they do much more than perform surgery. They also help with prevention, diagnosis and a variety of care options. For instance, they may recommend physical therapy, pain medication, injections or in some cases immobilization with a boot or cast.
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If non-surgical care is not working and a medical procedure is recommended, minimally invasive options may be able to treat some conditions with smaller incisions and shorter recovery times. For example, a procedure called arthroscopy may be used to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the joints, using a tiny video camera inserted through a small incision in the skin. If surgical care is needed, sometimes it may be performed arthroscopically using tiny instruments.
If you have an ache or injury that’s holding you back, it can be frustrating. Getting specialty care from an orthopedist can help you stay active and keep doing the things you enjoy.
Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if minimally invasive surgery is right for you.