Conditions Treated by Orthopedic Surgeons

Conditions Treated by Orthopedic Surgeons

An orthopedic surgeon Dubai is a medical professional who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic disorders. Orthopedics refers to the study, measurement, and correction of deformities or injuries involving muscles, joints, bones, ligaments and tendons. In this article, we’ll be discussing some common conditions that are treated by an orthopedic surgeon.

Fractures

The most common condition that falls under orthopedics is the fracture. Fractures are common injuries that can be treated successfully by an experienced orthopedic surgeon. The most common types of fractures include:

Closed – when there’s no skin break and patients don’t show any signs such as swelling, bruising or deformity in their limb;

Open – a more severe type of injury where the broken bone puncture through the skin causing bleeding and often occurs with other damage to muscles, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels;

Greenstick- breaks on one side only which indicates incomplete healing response and may occur due to growth plates remaining open at each end;

Comminuted (broken into pieces);

Stress (when bones gradually weaken over but do not actually split apart)

Sprains and Strains

Another common condition that is treated by an orthopedic surgeon and falls under the umbrella of orthopedics, is a sprain or strain. These are injuries that occur due to over-stretching or tearing of muscles, tendons, ligaments and other soft tissues around joints.

Fractures in children

Orthopedic surgeons also treat bone fractures in children which can be caused from accidents occurring during play time with friends such as falling off a bicycle or being hit on the playground at school. Fractures in older adults may have different causes including slips and falls when walking up stairs or down hallways at home, motor vehicle collisions while driving near their homes and so on. The most common types of fractures among infants include:

Transverse- a break that is perpendicular to the bone’s long axis;

Oblique – a fracture where one side of the broken bone is longer than the other.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Orthopedic surgeons utilize x-ray imaging equipment, MRI machines or CAT scanners depending on their assessment for diagnosis. They also make use of advanced medical technologies such as CT scans which provide detailed images from multiple angles. In most cases, treatment involves surgery followed by physiotherapy. However, this may vary depending on the specific condition and type of fracture.

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