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Orthopaedics

Specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of problems relating to joint pain and back problems, our certified team has the skills to treat your injuries and get you back to joint health. Having been nationally recognized by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama as a Blue Center of Distinction for Knee and Hip replacement, our Mobile and Baldwin County centers have expertise in delivering quality specialty orthopaedic care.

What Is Orthopaedics?

Orthopaedics revolves around the study, diagnosis of and treatment of problems related to the musculoskeletal system – orthopaedic doctors focus on joint, ligament and tendon issues. orthopaedic doctors usually treat include joint pain, broken bones, injuries to soft tissue, back and neck pain, sports injuries, congenital musculoskeletal abnormalities and carpal tunnel syndrome. Some orthopaedists specialize in areas such as sports medicine or back disorders, while other treat any issue arising in the musculoskeletal system.

What to Expect When Visiting an Orthopaedist

To determine whether there has been an actual injury or disorder, your orthopaedist will first conduct tests using manual examination, medical history and then proper screenings and testing such as X-rays and CT scans to determine the injury or problem.

Depending on the injury, some treatments can be done immediately at the first appointment. If the patient is suffering from a broken bone, the orthopaedist may be able to set it immediately. If you are suffering from arthritis or some other related disorder that cannot be treated by manipulation of the muscle system, your doctor may prescribe you medications and discuss lifestyle changes designed to decrease pain. Orthopaedic physicians also often prescribe a course of physical therapy designed to strengthen your musculoskeletal system and correct any malfunctions that currently exist.

Orthopaedic Surgery

If an injury is particularly severe, an orthopaedist may recommend surgery to correct the abnormality. Orthopaedics have specialized training to surgically repair broken bones and torn muscles or ligaments should they require it.

Joint Replacement Surgery

The purpose of joint replacement surgery is to replace the nonfunctional joint with a manufactured joint that will work properly, reducing pain and returning ease of movement. While there are many differed prosthetics that can be used, doctors usually consider the lifestyle and current medical condition of the patient to determine which is best for them.

Our Orthopaedic Services

Our services include leading-edge joint replacement technologies to ensure that you get back to health as soon as possible.

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