Orthopedic Services at FirstMed include:
Minor Hand and Shoulder Trauma & Treatments
Refers to any injury or condition involving the fingers, hands, wrists, arm or shoulder, including the tendons, ligaments and nerves.
Knee Pain Conditions & Treatments
Refer to injury or repeated stress on the knee including sprained or strained ligaments, cartilage tears, tendonitis and arthritis.
Back Pain Conditions & Treatments
Link to upper or lower back pain including muscle or ligament strain commonly stems from strain, tension, or injury.
Foot & Ankle Conditions & Treatments
Refer to fractures and dislocations, inflammation around the joint and of the tendons, sprains and strains and diabetic foot problems
What to expect at your orthopedic visit
Orthopedics is the specialty which manages the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal issues: conditions of the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Each part of the musculoskeletal system is essential for even basic physical activity. Orthopedic specialists can treat chronic joint pain, traumatic and repetitive injuries, back pain, arthritis, and a host of other conditions.
Your type of orthopedic visit will depend on the types of conditions that you are having. During your appointment, your orthopedic specialist will evaluate you depending on what the problem is and how you describe your pain, but the most common tests you can expect from your visit consist of the following:
A physical examination
A medical history evaluation
Additional tests if needed
Cast and splint placement
Treatment for arthritis, hip pain, back pain, joint pain and neck pain
Treatment for muscle strains and sprains
Carpal tunnel syndrome treatment
Osteoporosis prevention and treatment
Minor orthopedic surgical procedures
When you would be referred to an orthopedic doctor?
Many people wonder if they should visit an orthopedic specialist or go to their primary care physician. In some specific scenarios, it may speed recovery time to visit the orthopedist directly. Anytime that there is a suspected traumatic or repetitive motion injury to a bone, joint, tendon or nerve, an orthopedic specialist is your best choice for treatment.
If a patient is experiencing chronic joint or bone pain due to a degenerative disease and/or a traumatic event, seeing an orthopedic specialist at our international facility is probably the right approach.