Orthopaedist

Specialist for the musculoskeletal system

Orthopaedist: Specialist for the musculoskeletal system

What is an orthopaedist?

Orthopaedists treat diseases of the musculoskeletal system. This includes diseases and injuries of the bones, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments.

There is a blurred line between orthopaedics, trauma surgery and sports medicine. These disciplines treat, for example, cruciate ligament tears, meniscus tears, or slipped discs.

What does an orthopaedist do?

Orthopaedists provide diagnosis and therapy for arthritis, osteoarthritis, bone fractures, back pain, osteoporosis, tendon and muscle injuries, for example.

Preventing diseases of the musculoskeletal system is also an important part of orthopaedists’ work.

 

The human body

Joints

The joints in the human body have different shapes

Joints

Health personnel will make the diagnosis and can prescribe medical aids, e.g. from medi if necessary.
Your medical retailer will fit them individually for you.