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Who are Orthopedic Specialists and What is Their Role?

Medical science is quite a broad discipline with a trail of branches. Orthopedics is just one of the many branches. However, it precisely deals with musculoskeletal conditions, injuries, and diseases. The musculoskeletal system is simply the parts of the body relating to muscles and the human skeleton. It is, by larger extension, the joints of the body, the ligaments, tendons, and the nervous system. Patients from Appleton, Green Bay, and the Fox Valley suffering from orthopedic conditions can opt for a number of treatments, including Mako robotic surgery.

Orthopedic specialists are medical professionals provide restorative medical services to ensure that the affected joints and muscles return to normal. They include physicians who have a massive endowment in surgical and physiotherapeutic knowledge, skills and experience to handle the musculoskeletal complications.

Roles of Orthopedic Specialists

These experts provide preventive, physiotherapeutic, and surgical procedures in treating the patients. The process involves provision of expert care for the injuries, fractures, pain, and diseases affecting the body muscles, joints, and the nerves.

Orthopedic specialists are tasked with diagnostic assessments to determine the disorders their patients are suffering from. They make prescriptions for the remedial treatments and activities. The musculoskeletal systems can be affected by various conditions, which may require regular clinical care to manage. There are particular medical tools used to aid in the diagnostic process of the conditions. They include X-rays, CT scans, MRI, and ultrasound systems, among others.

Some of the conditions affecting the systems are arthritis, bursitis, foot pain problems like the fibromyalgia, pains in the lower back and hands, neck pains, knee and hip pains, bone complications and injuries on the soft tissue. The treatment process for the conditions may involve surgical procedures to provide a permanent solution to the problems.

Some of the orthopedic treatments such as knee replacement have aided many patients to live their normal life and resume their duties. The treatments are viable for management of the mentioned conditions irrespective age.

Recovery From an Orthopedic Process

Some of the surgical procedures can be more demanding than others, but the process is safe as observed by the orthopedic specialists. The patients take the least duration to recover and attend to their routine duties. In fact, after the procedure, the longest time a patient can stay in a medical facility is three days. Depending on the rehabilitation procedure and the activity of the patient, it may take at most six weeks to full recovery.

An orthopedic surgeon can help you determine the best course of treatment for your condition. If surgery is needed, an orthopedic surgeon can help you determine the best option for you and provide information on each type, such as Mako Robotic Surgery. Remember, that if you are unsure about visiting an orthopedic doctor, it is always better to be safe than sorry, and an appointment can provide a little peace of mind that you need.

If you would like to request a consultation with one of the orthopedic specialists at the Orthopedic & Sports Institute (OSI), please call (920) 560-1000 or request an appointment online. Additionally, OSI now offers a Walk-In Clinic at its Appleton location for non-life threatening situations that require immediate attention.

The Orthopedic & Sports Institute has convenient locations to serve you. In addition to the flagship facility in Appleton, you will find outreach clinics in New London, Ripon, Shawano, Waupaca, and the newest location serving the Green Bay area, inside the NOVO Health Clinic in De Pere.

OSI is a proud member of NOVO Health.