- 1 What is an orthopedic evaluation?
- 2 What is Orthopedics and Traumatology?
- 3 What happens at an orthopedic consultation?
- 4 How do I prepare for an orthopedic appointment?
- 5 What do orthopedic doctors diagnose?
- 6 Why would you be referred to an orthopedic?
- 7 What is a trauma doctor called?
- 8 What are the most common orthopedic injuries?
- 9 What is the difference between an orthopedic and Orthopaedic?
- 10 What should I wear to an orthopedic appointment?
- 11 How do I get referred to Orthopaedic?
- 12 What part of the body does an orthopedic doctor treat?
- 13 What happens at your first orthopedic appointment?
- 14 What are orthopedic special tests?
- 15 What questions should I ask my orthopedic doctor?
What is an orthopedic evaluation?
An orthopedic evaluation is an exam that gives your surgeon the information they need to recommend the best pain-relieving procedures for you. Orthopedic surgeons perform thorough orthopedic evaluations when determining the most appropriate form of treatment for your musculoskeletal condition or injury.
What is Orthopedics and Traumatology?
Orthopaedic Traumatology refers to the orthopaedic care of patients with difficult or complex fractures, non-unions (the failure of a fractured bone to heal normally) and mal-unions (incomplete healing or healing in a bad position).
What happens at an orthopedic consultation?
Your first orthopedic appointment will most likely include a comprehensive medical history evaluation, diagnostic imaging (X-rays and/or MRI), and physical tests. The following checklist will help you and your orthopedic doctor discuss the important issues for getting the most out of your first orthopedic appointment.
How do I prepare for an orthopedic appointment?
Preparing for Your Orthopedic Appointment
- Arrive Prepared. Like with any other initial appointment with a medical professional, you will need to bring a photo ID, your medical insurance card and referral if you were referred by another physician.
- Bring Medical Documentation.
- Bring a List of your Meds.
- Bring a Buddy.
- Physical Therapy Reports.
What do orthopedic doctors diagnose?
Orthopaedic surgeons are devoted to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles. Some orthopaedists are generalists, while others specialize in certain areas of the body, such as: Hip and knee. Foot and ankle.
Why would you be referred to an orthopedic?
Broken bones, compression fractures, stress fractures, dislocations, muscle injury, and tendon tears or ruptures are common reasons people visit orthopedic doctors. Athletes will often work with orthopedists to help prevent future injury and optimize performance.
What is a trauma doctor called?
Trauma surgeons (also called critical care and acute care surgeons) specialize in performing emergency surgeries on people who’ve had a critical injury or illness. Trauma surgery requires extensive knowledge of surgical procedures and how to manage different types of injuries.
What are the most common orthopedic injuries?
Let’s talk about the 10 most common specific injuries people report to orthopedic doctors:
- Torn Meniscus.
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
- Torn Rotator Cuff.
- Plantar Fasciitis.
- Torn ACL.
- Tennis Elbow.
- Ankle and Foot Sprains.
- Stress Fractures.
What is the difference between an orthopedic and Orthopaedic?
Orthopaedics is the original British form of the word and Orthopedics is a more Americanized version. The word “ Orthopaedics ” comes from the Greek words “orthos” – meaning straight – and “paideion” – meaning children.
What should I wear to an orthopedic appointment?
If you are attending for a knee, hip or spine problem, please wear or bring shorts to your appointment. If you are having shoulder or elbow problems, please wear a singlet or a top that has few buttons.
How do I get referred to Orthopaedic?
How can I be referred to an orthopaedic surgeon? You’ll be referred to an orthopaedic surgeon by your rheumatologist if other treatments aren’t providing enough pain relief. You may also be referred by your GP or by a physiotherapist directly through physiotherapy assessment services provided by the NHS.
What part of the body does an orthopedic doctor treat?
Orthopedic surgeons are doctors who specialize in the musculoskeletal system – the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles that are so essential to movement and everyday life. With more than 200 bones in the human body, it’s an in-demand specialty.
What happens at your first orthopedic appointment?
Orthopedic Physical Examination Your doctor will be observing your general capacity to move around in certain positions such as walking, sitting, standing, climbing stairs, bending forward and backward, etc. These tests are used to exclude or confirm likely diagnoses.
What are orthopedic special tests?
What Are Special Tests? Special tests are used during a physical examination by clinicians in physical therapy and orthopedics. The tests can be used to rule in or out whether a patient has a certain musculoskeletal problem. They are helpful in diagnosing orthopedic conditions and injuries.
What questions should I ask my orthopedic doctor?
8 Questions to Ask During Your First Orthopaedic Appointment
- What do you need to know about my medical history?
- What does this pain mean?
- How can I prevent other orthopaedic issues?
- What foods, drinks, or activities should I avoid for my treatment?
- What are the risks and benefits of this treatment plan?
- Can I have more information to take with me?