Sometimes a mobility problem cannot be solved with orthotic devices and physical therapy alone; sometimes, surgery is required to correct musculoskeletal problems that cause pain and limit mobility. Whether the concern is from the loss of a limb, a genetic condition, or an injury, orthopedic surgery can be used to correct the mobility problem, restore function, relieve pain, and help the individual return to living a happy and productive life.
What Is an Orthopedic Surgeon?
An orthopedic surgeon is a medical doctor who has completed extensive requirements to become both a surgeon and a specialist in diagnosing, treating, and preventing conditions related to the musculoskeletal system (muscles, tendons, bones, joints and ligaments). They treat patients of all ages, and orthopedic surgeons focus on not only surgical, but also non-surgical treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, conditions, and diseases.
Some orthopedic surgeons are generalists, while others have additional education and training, allowing them to specialize in treating a particular part of the body. Some ortho surgeon specialists focus on the following:
- shoulders and elbows
- hips and knees
- feet and ankles
Orthopedic surgeons treat patients suffering from pain, discomfort, and/or limited mobility due to musculoskeletal diseases and conditions, such as injuries, club foot, bow legs, hip dysplasia, osteoporosis, arthritis and more.
Mobility Outreach International Creates a Sustainable Orthopedic Surgery Model Using Local Resources
To ensure patients receive consistent, high-quality ongoing care, Mobility Outreach International provides local orthopedic surgeons with additional training to enable them to specialize in treating conditions which limit the mobility of their patients. This ensures beneficiaries in the regions we service have continuous access to their team of medical professionals for treatment, orthotic devices, and rehabilitative therapies.