An orthopedic doctor is someone a patient may consult to have major or minor operations or surgeries on their bones and joints – like joint replacements of hips, knees, shoulders, disc or back surgeries, tendon repairs or arthroscopies. Besides surgery, the orthopedist may give joint injections or refer the patient to a rheumatologist or physical therapist.
The shoulder joint has the widest range of movement in the body, allowing us to reach objects. It’s a ball and socket joint, where the cup is formed by the glenoid part of the shoulder blade and the ball is formed by the head of the humerus (arm bone). But the cup is very shallow […]Find out more
Knee Injuries, Pain, and Treatment
The knee is an important weight-bearing joint and is formed by the lower end of the femur, upper end of the tibia (leg bone) and patella (knee cap). The knee consists of two compartments, medial (inner) and lateral (outer) compartments. The stability of the knee is provided mainly by the ligaments of the knee. The […]Find out more