The main focus of the Orthopaedic surgery department is the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of diseases of the bones, joints, ligament, muscles, tendons and nerves. These specialists employ medical, physical, rehabilitation and surgery to restore normal function of the patients.
It is estimated that approximately half of an orthopaedic surgeon’s practice is devoted to non‐surgical or medical management of injuries and disease, and half to surgical treatments.
Orthopaedic surgeons might also engage in a broad practice or may focus on a narrower area of special interest, such as the spine, hip, foot, hand or sports medicine. It is a dynamic field that has witnessed much advancement in techniques and equipment, such as microsurgery and joint replacements.