Orthopaedic conditions are a result of illnesses or injuries affecting the musculoskeletal system, which is made up of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles and all other associated structures.
There are numerous varieties of orthopaedic conditions caused by ageing, disease, physical abnormalities, injury or degeneration. Some of the most common conditions include arthritis, fractures and osteoporosis.
Other types of orthopaedic conditions:
Orthopaedic conditions are accompanied by a number of common signs and symptoms. Some of the most notable are muscle pain, joint pain, bone pain, swelling, joint deformity, joint dysfunction and limited mobility.
Orthopaedic surgeons are the medical professionals whose expertise falls in management and treatment of these medical problems. Typically, these physicians make use of a wide variety of medical tests to accurately diagnose and effectively determine their exact nature. The results of these tests then allow them to chart an ideal treatment plan for each individual patient. Some of the most common diagnostic tests include blood tests, range of motion tests, bone scans, CT scans and arthrography to name but a few.
Quite a large number of orthopaedic conditions can be efficiently managed or even treated without the need for surgery. This is through appropriate medication, rehabilitation therapy and even suitable exercises. There is normally more than a single treatment form prescribed to deal with these medical challenges. In extreme cases, if a patient fails to respond well to these treatment plans, surgery would be required.
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