Orthopedics, or orthopedic services, aim at the treatment of the musculoskeletal system.
This includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles.
There can be many medical problems that can affect the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles.
• Bone deformities
• Bone infections
• Bone tumors
• Need for amputation
• Nonunions: failure of fractures to heal
• Malunions: fractures healing in a wrong position
• Spinal deformities
Joint problems may include:
• Joint pain
• Joint swelling or inflammation
• Ligament tears