What's the meaning of orthopaedic ?
It is the branch of medicine that deals with the prevention and correction of injuries or disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles, joints, and ligaments.
Orthopedic surgeons treat a number of conditions that affect the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves.
These conditions include the following:
- Bone tumors
- Cerebral palsy
- Club foot, knock knees, bow legs, bunions, hammertoes
- Fractures, sprains, and strains
- Muscle, ligament, and tendon damage
- Spine disorders (e.g., sciatica, scoliosis, ruptured disc)