The number of people who suffer from musculoskeletal disorders is constantly growing. The good news is that most of these conditions are treatable and many people find complete relief of symptoms after taking appropriate measures.
There are often doubts – what does orthopedics do and what does an orthopedist really treat?
Orthopedics is a medical specialty that deals with all issues related to irregularities in the field of activity and shape of the musculoskeletal system, arising for various reasons. An important field of orthopedics is the prevention of disabilities and their pathogenesis (W. Dega).
There is growing evidence that regular physical activity significantly reduces mortality. It is estimated that about 200,000 deaths a year in the United States are caused by a sedentary lifestyle. Playing sports not only positively affects the state of the circulatory system, but also improves general condition and well-being.
Currently, we are dealing with the increasing popularity of sports. Many people, even at an advanced age, regularly start running, cycling or playing tennis etc. Unfortunately, the lack of proper preparation increases the causing-injury nature and the formation of overload changes within the musculoskeletal system. Some orthopedists also deal with sports medicine in the field of injury prevention and overload changes, as well as their treatment.
The orthopedic surgeon uses both surgical and non-surgical methods to treat musculoskeletal injuries, treat bone, joint, muscle, tendon, ligaments and cartilage in patients of all ages, from neonates to the elderly. He specializes in diseases of the spine, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, cancer and congenital disorders.
Orthopedic conditions can be treated surgically and nonsurgically with medication, physical therapy, exercise, alternative therapies or a number of surgical procedures, including those that are minimally invasive and therefore less traumatic for the body than traditional open surgery.
The orthopedist may recommend to the patient rehabilitation methods that enhance the effect of treatment. It can also provide patients with effective orthopedic education and tips for preventing orthopedic injuries and illnesses to help patients regain a normal level of activity and lifestyle.
In the field of orthopedics at our Center, we perform the following treatments:
While many orthopedic conditions can be treated and cured, some people are diagnosed with a lifelong condition. One of the most difficult aspects of dealing with the orthopedic disease is maintaining good condition and health during problems with the musculoskeletal system. The opinions of our patients are unambiguous – it is better to systematically take care of the condition of the body, than by negligence, to lead to the need for difficult and painful exercises – for people suffering from bone and joint problems.
Many orthopedic conditions, even if they suddenly appear, are the result of long-developing problems in the way we use our bodies. Effective treatment can take some time and effort, but the investment is worth it.
Consultations and treatments in the field of orthopedics are performed by:
Doctor of Medicine Dariusz Hudzik, orthopaedist