What is Orthopaedics?
What is Orthopaedics?
Orthopaedics is the broad based medical and surgical specialty dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system.
The frequency and impact of these diseases and injuries combined with recent advances in their diagnosis and treatment make orthopaedics a critical part of healthcare. The areas of orthopaedic surgery include:
Care of injuries, deformities and diseases of the bones, joints, muscles and tendons in children.
Care of injuries related to athletic activities.
Joint Replacement and Surgery in Arthritis
Care of patients with advanced arthritis including medical treatment, joint replacement and other procedures.
Foot and Ankle
Care of patients with injuries and diseases of the foot and ankle.
Surgical and non surgical treatment of the hand and wrist.
Shoulder and Elbow
Care of diseases and injuries of the shoulder and elbow.
Surgical and non surgical treatment of deformities, injuries and disorders of the back and neck.
Trauma and Fractures
Treatment of injuries to the bones joints, muscles, tendons, nerves and vessels in the arms, legs back and neck.
Treatment of benign and malignant tumors of bones, joints, and muscles.
Short and long-term programs to improve strength and mobility and to optimize recovery.
Arthroscopy and Arthroscopic Surgery
Diagnosis and treatment of joint diseases and injuries using arthroscopic methods.
The orthopaedic surgeon works with many other surgical and medical specialists.
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For Your Convenience and Care, Shasta Orthopaedics works in conjunction with Liberty Physical Therapy
This special collaboration means the Liberty physical therapy staff has special insight into your care and can communicate more efficiently with your Shasta Orthopaedics provider.