What is an orthopaedist?
Orthopaedists treat diseases of the musculoskeletal system. This includes diseases and injuries of the bones, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
What does an orthopaedist do?
Orthopaedists provide diagnosis and therapy for arthritis, osteoarthritis, bone fractures, back pain, osteoporosis, tendon and muscle injuries, for example.
- Joint pain:
Shoulder pain, patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS)
- Joint wear:
Osteoarthritis in knee, shoulder, elbow, carpometacarpal joint
Adhesions or hardening of the joint capsule, for example frozen shoulder
- Sports injuries:
Diagnosis and therapy for sports injuries and sports damage, such as cruciate ligament tears, meniscus injuries, ankle fractures, strains, sprains or dislocations(e.g. of the shoulder, elbow, or patellar)
- Foot deformities:
for example Hallux valgus, Hallux rigidus or Pes transversovalgus
- Back pain:
For example,sacroiliac joint syndrome, back pain during pregnancy, blockages, slipped discs, wear and tear, tension or malpositions
- Rheumatic diseases:
inflammatory rheumatic diseases of the musculoskeletal system, for example rheumatoid arthritis
- Metabolic disorders that affect the skeleton, for example osteoporosis
- Growth disorders in children and malformations:
Malformations (deformities) and maturation disorders of the musculoskeletal system, spinal and foot deformities
Preventing diseases of the musculoskeletal system is also an important part of orthopaedists’ work.
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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.