What is an Orthopedic Surgeon?
Orthopedic surgeons treat conditions of the muscles and skeleton. This can include joint problems (such as knee, foot, and hip pain), carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, herniated discs, and small fractures. Orthopedic surgeons also see patients with such varied conditions as sports-related injuries, serious nerve damage, and back and shoulder pain. An Orthopedic Surgeon will typically work with a patient to create a plan for full healing and recovery, which can include either surgery, rehabilitation, or both.