Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery / Orthopaedics is the branch of medicine dealing with injuries and other disorders of the musculoskeletal system including congenital deformities. Conditions affecting bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves come under the orthopaedic specialty. Orthopaedic surgeons are involved in the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of these injuries or disorders.


Creaking Bones?

Your ability to move might have been slightly affected after a sport injury or trauma suffered by the body. This is caused by the force exerted on the musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system is made up of bones held together by connective tissue such as tendons and ligaments. If any of the connective tissues are torn, it will affect movement and stability. Apart from physical impacts, diseases can plague the musculoskeletal system internally.


Orthopaedic surgeons deal with musculoskeletal diseases, including infection, cancers and congenital disorders. They also work with problems that may be caused by fractures and injuries. Orthopaedic surgeons also perform complex surgeries, such as hip replacements. If you are suffering from pain of joint, tendon, muscle or back problems, consult an orthopaedic surgeon immediately. Stretching and performing warm-up exercises help to loosen up your muscles and bones before a strenuous bout of exercise. This can prevent injuries in the musculoskeletal system.

Symptoms of Orthopaedic Problems

  • Pain, ache, soreness of muscles and joints
  • Discomfort, cramps, contractures, spasms of muscles and joints
  • Limitation of movement, stiffness, weakness
  • Swelling, lump, mass and tumors
  • Backache
  • Neck Pain
  • Wrist and hand pain
  • Numbness of arms or legs

Common Conditions Treated by an Orthopaedic Surgeon

  • Sports injuries
  • Congenital abnormalities
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Infections and growths
  • Osteoporosis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Arthritis treatment
  • Removal of cysts, tumors and skin lesions
  • Microsurgical reconstructions

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