The term “Orthopaedics” was coined by Nicholas Andry 1741 and originates from the Greek words “ortho” which means to “correct” or “straighten” and “pais” which means “child”. As you might infer, it was originally used to describe the correction of spinal and bony deformities in children. The field of Orthopedics has evolved greatly since that time to include the diagnosis, non-surgical and surgical treatment of a wide variety of musculoskeletal issues in people of all ages.
Orthopedic Surgeons are medical specialists that have specialized training in conditions that affect that bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. They typically complete up to 14 years of formal education including undergraduate education, medical school, orthopedic residency, and optional further training in an area of specialty known as “fellowship training”.
Orthopedic Surgeons are qualified in:
- Diagnosis of musculoskeletal injuries and disorders
- Conservative and surgical intervention of musculoskeletal conditions, injuries and deformities
- Prevention to reduce risk of injury or slow the progression of associated diseases
Orthopedic ONE has nearly 60 orthopedic physicians and surgeons qualified in general orthopedic surgery as well as specialized training in hand and wrist surgery, foot and ankle, shoulder and upper extremity, surgical and non surgical spine care, total hip and knee replacement, hip preservation, orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. Contact Orthopedic ONE today and let our qualified doctors get you on the road to recovery.