Medicover Hospitals(Formerly MaxCure Hospitals) offers advance care for sports-related injuries, fractures, and a full-range of other musculoskeletal injuries and conditions in patients of all ages.
What Is Orthopedic Surgery?
Orthopedic surgery is a medical specialty concerned with the correction of problems with the musculoskeletal system, which is comprised of bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves of the human body. An orthopedic surgeon, also known as an orthopedist, is a medical doctor certified within this specialty to, in general, prevent and correct problems or injuries with the musculoskeletal system. The variety of treatments performed by an orthopedic surgeon is very large. Depending on the condition, an orthopedist my recommend surgical or non surgical methods of treatment, but there are usually multiple forms of treatment for most orthopedic diseases and injuries. Non-surgical treatments may include medication, exercise and other rehabilitative therapies. Your orthopedic surgeon will consider all available treatment options for your diagnosis and help you choose the best plan for you to lead a functional and active life.
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What Is Sports Medicine?
Sports medicine, specifically, is a multidisciplinary field connected with orthopedics, because it particularly focuses on musculoskeletal problems or injuries due to sports, exercise, and recreational activities. Sports medicine is an area of orthopedics that is rapidly growing, and many sports medicine doctors are board certified orthopedic surgeons.