Orthopedics is the field of medicine that deals with complications in the musculoskeletal system, which is made up of muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, and bones. The video highlights the common procedures carried out at an orthopedic clinic.
At the orthopedic clinic, an orthopedic doctor is the one who assesses the patient, diagnoses the condition, and carries out the required treatment.
The common types of orthopedic procedures are:
1. Joint Replacements
This is to replace the knee, hip, or shoulders that are affected by conditions such as arthritis or fractures. An artificial joint or prosthesis that is made of metal or plastic is used to replace the joint.
2. Fracture Care
The orthopedic clinic has a team that manages the patient’s fracture, from carrying out surgery to recovery.
This is a minimally invasive procedure, where a camera is used to see the extent of the injury and damage done to the joint. Additional instruments are inserted to repair the joint.
Visit an orthopedic clinic if the person suspects a fracture, has chronic pain, a limited range of motion, difficulty performing simple tasks, or joint injuries.