Orthopedic surgery is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders.
Orthopedic Infections: Orthopedic infections affect the bones (osteomyelitis) and joints (septic arthritis). Sometimes these infections occur spontaneously, but often they occur as a complication of surgery, particularly joint replacement surgeries.
Adult Trauma Orthopedics: Orthopedic trauma is broad because it encompasses a spectrum of injuries, from simple hairline fractures to life-threatening accidents.
Family Medicine Physicians: Family medicine (FM), formerly family practice (FP), is a medical specialty devoted to comprehensive health care for people of all ages. The specialist is named a family physician or family doctor.