What is General Orthopaedics?
Your body is a complex system comprised of muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, nerves, and bones called the musculoskeletal system. If one part stops functioning to its full potential, it can cause a lot of pain or restrict your ability to perform basic motor skills. General orthopaedics is the area of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and disorders. Doctors who work in this area of medicine are called orthopaedic doctors (sometimes referred to as orthopaedists).
If you are experiencing a limited range of motion in any joint, chronic or worsening pain, joint instability, or difficulty sleeping, it may be time to schedule an appointment with an orthopaedist.
When to See an Orthopaedic Doctor
Some patients arrive at our offices knowing that they have a pain, but they can't target where it's coming from. A Resurgens general orthopaedist will be able to help you identify the source of the pain, and in a lot of situations, even propose a treatment plan. But when patients already know the source of their pain, or general orthopaedist determines they need specialized treatment, then seeing a specialist will often be the right answer for them. At Resurgens, our diverse group of general orthopaedic physicians and specialists have extensive training, and they are able to treat musculoskeletal conditions in many different areas of the body.
Do You Need a General Orthopaedist or a Specialist?
Acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions can happen in any part of the body, to any person, with no regard to age. At Resurgens, some of the areas where we can help treat conditions and injuries include:
What Types of Orthopaedic Conditions Can The Physicians at Resurgens Treat?
For answers to your most commonly asked questions and to learn more about orthopaedics in general, visit our Resource Center. If you have an orthopedic issue that you're concerned about, schedule an appointment online to meet with a Resurgens orthopedic physician.