Each year, your orthopaedic surgeon continues studying and maintaining their knowledge and skills by attending continuing medical education (CME) courses designed to stay current with modern orthopaedic protocols and practices.
At your next appointment, your orthopaedic surgeon will ask many questions to obtain a history and will perform a physical examination. Other tests may be ordered as well, such as, X-rays, CAT scans, MRIs, or blood tests. This will help with diagnosis and treatment planning which may include therapy, medications, or surgery.
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Orthopaedics is a surgical specialty that concentrates on treating
injuries and diseases of your musculoskeletal system. Orthopaedic
surgeons evaluate and treat problems of your bones, joints, ligaments,
tendons, muscles and nerves of your body. These are parts of your body
that help you walk, run, play, move, and work every day. Any injury or
problem in your musculoskeletal system can significantly affect the way
you move on a day to day basis. Your orthopaedic surgeon will be
involved in the diagnosis of your injury or disorder and will recommend
therapy, exercise, medications, or surgery.
Your orthopaedic surgeon is a medical doctor with comprehensive training in diagnosis and treatment of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system and requires up to 14 years of formal education, which includes the following :