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Orthopaedic Surgery

DefinitionAn orthopaedic surgeon is trained in the preservation, investigation and restoration of the form and function of the extremities, spine and associated structures by medical, surgical and physical means. An orthopaedic surgeon is involved with the care of patients whose musculoskeletal problems include congenital deformities, trauma, infections, tumors, metabolic disturbances of the musculoskeletal system, deformities, injuries and degenerative diseases of the spine, hands, feet, knee, hip, shoulder and elbow in children and adults. An orthopaedic surgeon is also concerned with primary and secondary muscular problems and the effects of central or peripheral nervous system lesions of the musculoskeletal system.
GroupingAllopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
ClassificationOrthopaedic Surgery

Health providers classified as: Orthopaedic Surgery

Related specializations

207XP3100XPediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
207XS0106XHand Surgery
207XS0114XAdult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery
207XS0117XOrthopaedic Surgery of the Spine
207XX0004XFoot and Ankle Surgery
207XX0005XSports Medicine
207XX0801XOrthopaedic Trauma