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What does an orthopedic doctor do?

What does an orthopedic doctor do?

 

Orthopedic doctors who specialize in the musculoskeletal system. Your musculoskeletal system includes bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and soft tissues. They work together to support your body’s weight and help you move and everyday life. With more than 200 bones in the human body, it’s an in-demand specialty.

Orthopedic physicians diagnose and treat injuries caused by injuries on-the-job, car accidents, sports or physical activity, overuse, aging, and more.

FAQ:

What type of physician should you see for an injury?
A primary care physician after an injury will refer you to a qualified specialized doctor like an orthopedic doctor who can treat that injury if need be.

DO orthopedic doctors treat muscle injuries?
Orthopedic doctors treat broken bones and injuries to muscles and tendons, among other things, and help improve function and reduce or eliminate pain. Orthopedic doctors work with physical therapists, rehabilitation doctors, and pain management specialists to ensure a patient gets the optimum care for recovery.

DO orthopedic doctors treat whiplash?
Yes. Whiplash is a common neck condition that occurs as a result of a sudden backward-forwards motion of the head, often associated with car accidents.

What injuries do orthopedic doctors treat?
Muscle pain and injury. Broken bones, compression fractures, stress fractures, dislocations, muscle injury, and tendon tears or ruptures.

CitiMed Work Comp & Auto Accidents Orthopedic Locations

Is your injury job, auto-related? Please include the following when requesting an appointment:

Insurance Company/Provider
Claim number
Adjuster’s name, email & phone number
Date of injury
Body part injured
If the injury is URGENT, please call our office for immediate assistance at 1-866-248-4633