What is general orthopaedics?
Orthopaedics is medical care that evaluates, diagnoses, prevents, or treats disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system. For example, your Western Orthopaedics, P.C., specialist can treat problems with bones, muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, and nerves.
Why might I require general orthopaedic care?
If you have an injury or chronic pain, orthopaedics care can alleviate discomfort and get you on the road to recovery quickly. Your Western Orthopaedics, P.C., specialist can repair issues related to muscle, knee, back, hip, shoulder, and other joint pain. Specific injuries your orthopaedist can treat are:
- Strains and sprains
- ACL or MCL tears
- Torn cartilage
- Joint dislocation
- Chronic pain
While sometimes an injury or pain heals on its own, seeking general orthopaedics care from a specialist can speed up your recovery and prevent your condition from worsening.
Which orthopaedic treatments are available?
Depending on the type and severity of an injury or disease, the expert orthopaedic surgeons at Western Orthopaedics, P.C., offer the following treatments.
Heat, ice, and bracing
Using heat and ice therapy or wearing a brace is sometimes all that’s needed to enhance healing and relieve pain naturally. Try alternating heat with ice packs.
Your doctor offers hyaluronic acid, steroid, stem cell, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and pain-relieving injections to accelerate healing and offer you relief without addictive pain medicines or invasive surgery.
During noninvasive radiofrequency ablation, your orthopaedics specialist uses radiofrequency energy to help block nerve impulses that transmit pain signals to your brain.
Completing strength and flexibility exercises with a licensed physical therapist can improve muscle and joint function, accelerate healing, relieve pain, and prevent re-injury. Physical therapy is useful for post-surgery recovery, too.
Minimally invasive surgery
At Western Orthopaedics, P.C., orthopaedic surgeons use minimally invasive surgery, including arthroscopy, to repair an injury with smaller incisions and minimal downtime. The surgeons always consider minimally invasive techniques to promote fast healing. Don’t let chronic pain or an injury prevent you from staying active and enjoying life. Schedule a general orthopaedics appointment with Western Orthopaedics, P.C., over the phone or online today.