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Orthopedics/Sports Medicine

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Orthopedics/Sports Medicine Definitions

Orthopedics/Sports Medicine
Orthopedics is the branch of medicine concerned with the nature and correction of disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, or muscles. Sports Medicine is a specialty that focuses on the care of injuries related to participating in sports and/or exercise, specifically the rotation or deformation of joints or muscles caused by engaging in such physical activities.

General Orthopedics
General Orthopedics is a branch of medicine concerned with the nature and correction of disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, or muscles.

Hand
Hand surgery is the field of medicine that deals with problems of the hand, wrist, and forearm. Many hand surgeons are also experts in diagnosing and caring for shoulder and elbow problems. Hand surgeons are orthopedic, plastic, or general surgeons who have additional training in surgery of the hand.

Joint Replacement
Joint Replacement consists of replacing painful, arthritic, worn or cancerous parts of the joint with artificial surfaces shaped in such a way as to allow joint movement.

Pediatric Orthopedics
Pediatric Orthopedists are physicians who treat musculoskeletal (bone, joint, or muscle) problems in a child who is still growing. The unique nature of medical and surgical care of children is learned from advanced training and experience in practice.

Sports Medicine
Sports Medicine physicians treat injuries related to or obtained while participating in sports and/or exercise, specifically the rotation or deformation of joints or muscles caused by engaging in such physical activities.