What does the orthopedist cure?
Very often, coming to the hospital and reading the signson the doctors' offices, we not only do not understand what exactly this or that doctor treats, but sometimes we do not even imagine what kind of medicine we are talking about. One of such "mysterious" specialists is an orthopedist. Let's try to figure out what the orthopedist is treating and with what diseases it is necessary to go only to him.
Orthopedist. Who is it?
Orthopedics is an area of medicine that studiesa variety of diseases and injuries of bones, joints, tendons, ligaments and other parts of the human musculoskeletal system. Accordingly, an orthopedic doctor treats all these diseases and injuries. The doctor's task is not only to carry out the treatment, but also to diagnose and prevent diseases as soon as possible. In recent years, when orthopedics began to develop rapidly, people who have already put up with the idea of a wheelchair have received hope for recovery. Every year there are more and more modern technologies in this direction of medicine.
Types of orthopedics
Today, there are such types and directions of orthopedics:
- outpatient trauma (here they are engaged in diagnostics, treatment and prevention of diseases such as dislocations, fractures and sprains);
- arthroscopic surgery (doctors perform operations in the field of meniscus, joints and ligaments);
- spine surgery;
- arthroplasty of joints;
- children's orthopedics.
One of the most important areas of medicine isnamely pediatric orthopedics. Children grow very fast, and their skeleton also grows rapidly, so that it is very sensitive to external factors. Timely appeal to a specialist can prevent a variety of diseases of the musculoskeletal system of the child, which can affect his entire life.
When should I go to the orthopedist?
As soon as there are any pain injoints and limbs, as well as in any part of the spine, hip joints, slight crunches when moving the body, you should immediately go to the orthopedic doctor.
On the problems associated with the human musculoskeletal system, you can read in the Locomotor System.