April 5, 2018

Orthopedic fun facts

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You’ve probably seen a lot of information on the Internet about orthopedics. So we thought we would keep it short and interesting by providing you with a few orthopedic fun facts.

  1. Orthopedics originated with children. Early orthopedic medicine focused on treating children with spine, limb and other bone-related birth abnormalities. Today, orthopedic physicians continue to treat children along with treating patients of all ages with a wide variety of injuries and conditions.
  2. There is no requirement for orthopedic doctors to specialize in treating one part of the body.  Some doctors choose to build their expertise in one area of the body while others prefer to treat a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries.
  3. Orthopedics is more than surgery. Orthopedic practices primarily are recognized for their surgical expertise; however, surgery is just one of the many ways orthopedic specialty clinics can help patients. For example, there are orthopedic urgent care clinics that help sudden injuries. Additionally, physical therapy teams are there to help with rehabilitation and nonsurgical treatments.
  4. The most common areas of the body that orthopedic doctors treat are knees and shoulders. However, orthopedic doctors treat almost every part of the body. Orthopedic specialists treat injuries to every single muscle, bone and ligament.
  5. Nonsurgical treatment is always considered. A majority of the time people put off their injuries or pain because they do not want to have surgery. People assume that visiting the orthopedic doctor means they are going to have to have surgery. However, there are alternatives to surgery in some cases.

If you find that you still have questions or want more information about orthopedic surgeons, you can call us at 317.802.2000 or find a physician.

 

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Ashley McGovern

By Ashley McGovern

Ashley is the current PR coordinator for OrthoIndy. Ashley is responsible for all media relations functions and social media strategies. Ashley graduated from Purdue University in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and strategic communications with a certificate in entrepreneurship. She has been with OrthoIndy since January 2018.

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