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WHAT WE DO
Orthopaedics is the medical specialty that focuses on injuries and diseases of your body’s musculoskeletal system. This complex system, which includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves, allows you to move, work, and be active. A subset of orthopaedics is the preservation of the hip which includes both open and arthroscopic surgery. Hip preservation surgery is not hip replacement surgery also known as arthroplasty. In fact, one of the goals of hip preservation surgery is to avoid or delay replacement surgery.
Your Orthopaedic Surgeon
Orthopaedic surgeons treat problems of the musculoskeletal system. This involves:
Education and Training
Your orthopaedic surgeon is a medical doctor with extensive training in the proper diagnosis and treatment of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. She or he has completed up to 14 years of formal education, including:
Your Doctor’s Visit
Your hip preservation surgeon will take a history of your illness or injury and then do a physical examination. This may be followed by diagnostic studies such as x-rays or blood tests. He or she will then discuss your diagnosis and help you select the best treatment plan so that you can live an active and functional life.
Orthopaedic surgeons treat many musculoskeletal conditions without surgery — by using medication, exercise and other rehabilitative or alternative therapies. For most orthopaedic diseases and injuries there is more than one form of treatment. If necessary, your orthopaedic surgeon may recommend surgery if you do not respond to nonsurgical treatments.
Orthopaedic surgeons perform numerous types of surgeries. Common procedures include: