Orthopedic medicine is the treatment of conditions related to the musculoskeletal system, which includes not only bones but muscles, joints, nerves, tendons, cartilage and ligaments.
Physicians who specialize in orthopedic medicine are called orthopedists or orthopedic surgeons, although most problems do not require surgery. Orthopedic surgeons specialize in alleviating pain and dysfunction associated with the musculoskeletal system, whether from injury, trauma or other causes. One of the most common injuries they address is fractures, which is the medical term for broken bones. They also frequently treat arthritis, foot and ankle pain, and back pain, among other conditions.
Newport Orthopedics provides general orthopedics care for patients of all ages. Individuals often seek care for discomfort and reduced mobility, including such complaints as tennis elbow, golf elbow, rotator cuff tears, fractures, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, meniscal (cartilage) tears, scoliosis (curvature of the spine) and other conditions. Newport Orthopaedics also performs a broad array of surgical services, from minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery to joint replacement of the knees and hips.
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