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Knee & Leg - Your Orthopedic Connection

Knee & Leg – Your Orthopedic Connection

What is an orthopedic surgeon, and what do they do?

Orthopedic surgeons are physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries related to the musculoskeletal system. Some of the conditions that they focus on include:

  • Arthritis
  • Bone tumors
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures, strains, sprains
  • Tendon, muscle, and ligament injuries
  • Osteoporosis
  • Spine injuries and conditions

In addition to this, physicians in this field usually either elect to practice general orthopedic surgery, or specialize in one specific discipline, such as:

  • Foot and ankle
  • Hand
  • Joint replacement
  • Pediatric
  • Rehabilitation
  • Shoulder and elbows
  • Spine
  • Sports medicine
  • Trauma and Fractures

What are some common knee injuries that require the attention of an orthopedic surgeon?

There are certain joint injuries that commonly require the specialized attention of an orthopedic surgeon. These include:

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