What does orthopedics involve? | Ohio State Medical Center


The definition of orthopedics is is basically
to straighten bones. When people think of orthopedics they think of broken bones so
we we specialize in in fixing broken bones but also we take we take care of joints. My
my field, hand and upper extremity surgery hand and upper extremity surgery, really encompasses
all fields of orthopedics. We do fracture work, we do arthritis work, we do arthroscopy,
nerve, tendon; we really cover the gamut of different fields in orthopedics. We see patients
from all different walks of life; people who have nerve conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome
or cubital tunnel syndrome, tendon conditions, arthritis. Hand and upper extremity surgery
really covers all different types of patients from from pediatric patients to geriatric
patients.

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