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Symptoms: Are you experiencing pain in your muscles, joints or in your bones? If yes, then these symptoms indicate that you should make an appointment with doctor who will give you the right treatment. Apart from that, if you are facing the below mentioned symptoms then you need to address them to your ortho doctor as soon as possible:
· Pain, stiffness, or discomfort that are making it difficult to perform everyday activities
· You are experiencing chronic pain (pain lasting longer than 12 weeks)
· You are noticing decreases in your range of motion
· No feeling stable while walking or standing
· A torn or ruptured tendon
· Instability or dislocation
· Hip or knee pain that is has been progressing
· Pain in your hip or knee that is worse during weight bearing activities
· Arthritis in your hip, knee, or elbow
· A diagnosis of osteoarthritis
· Neck or back pain
· Radiating arm or leg pain
Treatment provided by doctor: Orthopaedists are educated in the workings of the musculoskeletal system. They can diagnose bone, muscle, joint, tendon, or ligament conditions, treat an injury, provide rehabilitation, and advise on how to prevent further damage to a diseased area. Besides, the imaging procedures can help diagnose or even treat many orthopaedic conditions. Your health care provider may order:
· Arthrogram (joint x-ray)
· Bone scans
· Computed tomography (CT) scan
· Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan
Orthopedic surgeons treat numerous musculoskeletal conditions without surgery—by using medication, exercise and other rehabilitative or alternative therapies.
For most orthopedic diseases and injuries there is more than one form of treatment. If necessary, your orthopedic surgeon may recommend surgery if you do not respond to nonsurgical treatments.
· Orthopedic surgeons perform different types of surgeries. Besides, the common procedures include:
· Arthroscopy—a procedure that uses special cameras and equipment to visualize, diagnose and treat problems inside a joint.
· Fusion—a "welding" process by which bones are fused together with bone grafts and internal devices (such as metal rods) to heal into a single solid bone.
· Internal fixation—a method to hold the broken pieces of bone in proper position with metal plates, pins or screws while the bone is healing.
· Joint replacement (partial, total and revision)—when an arthritic or damaged joint is removed and replaced with an artificial joint called a prosthesis.
· Osteotomy—the correction of bone deformity by cutting and repositioning the bone.
Soft tissue repair—the mending of soft tissue, such as torn tendons or ligaments