Orthopaedic surgery : Specialists
What is orthopaedics?
This is a branch of medicine which deals with disorders of the bones, muscles and joints. This includes arthritis, sports injuries and congenital defects.
What is orthopaedic surgery?
This is a type of surgery that treats problems of the musculoskeletal system (muscles and bones). This includes surgery to reconstruct a shoulder injury, hip replacement and bone cancer.
What is an orthopaedic surgeon?
He or she is a surgeon who is highly skilled at treating injury or disease of the bones, muscles and joints.
What does an orthopaedic surgeon do?
He or she will carry out surgery on a wide range of conditions and here are a few examples of these:
- Torn cartilage
- Ruptured anterior cruciate ligament
- Congenital deformity, e.g. club foot in children
- Fusion of discs in spinal column
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
There is a vast range of surgical procedures available to treat an orthopaedic disorder and these include:
- Knee arthroscopy
- Relieve pressure on the carpal tunnel
- Hip replacement
- Correcting abnormal leg development in children (one leg longer than the other)
- Shoulder reconstruction
- Repair fractures e.g. ankle, knee, leg etc
- Spinal fusion (combine vertebrae to ease back pain)
- Breast surgery
- Colorectal surgery
- Cosmetic surgery
- ENT surgery
- Foot and ankle surgery
- Gallbladder surgery
- Gastrointestinal surgery
- General physician
- General surgery
- Gynaecology and obstetrics
- Hand and wrist surgery
- Hernia surgery
- Hip surgery
- Joint and muscle
- Knee surgery
- Maxillofacial surgery
- Orthopaedic surgery
- Plastic and reconstructive surgery
- Sexual health
- Shoulder and elbow surgery
- Spinal surgery
- Sports injury surgery
- Thoracic surgery
- Transplant surgery
- Vascular specialists