Orthopedic Services at FirstMed include the Diagnosis and Treatment of
Minor Hand and Shoulder Trauma
Injuries or conditions involving the fingers, hands, wrists, arms or shoulders, including tendons, ligaments and nerves.
Knee and Joint Conditions
Injuries due to repeated stress on the knees or marjor joints including sprained or strained ligaments, cartilage tears, tendonitis and arthritis.
Back Pain Causes
Upper or lower back pains including congenital, traumatic or degenerative conditions like scoliosis, herniated discs, spinal stenosis and fractures.
Foot and Ankle Injuries
Evaluation of fractures and dislocations, inflammation around joints and of tendons, sprains, strains and diabetic foot illness.
What to expect at your orthopedic visit
Orthopedics is the specialty that diagnoses and manages the treatment of musculoskeletal issues. These can be 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 problems.
Your orthopedic visit will depend on the types of concerns that you have. During appointments, the orthopedic specialist will base their evaluation of you on your main problem areas and how you describe your pain. Some of the most common tests performed to understand orthopedic problems may be:
A physical examination
An on-site X-ray
An on-site ultrasound
A medical history evaluation
Additional clinical tests, if needed
Your orthopedic specialist may ask you to perform a number of physical activities during the visit. This physical exam will help your doctor assess the condition of your hips, knees and ankles, taking note of their size and length, strength, swelling, and reflexes.
After your physical evaluation, your doctor may order an X-ray; this is usually the next step in determining a diagnosis. The X-ray will provide a visual of any potential joint damage and can reveal:
Joint space narrowing
Cysts or tumors in the bone
Bone spurs on the edge of the bone
Sclerotic lesions resulting in increased bone mass
Deformities or misalignments
Sometimes, additional tests may be required in order to receive a proper diagnosis.
Diagnosis & procedures at FirstMed
Our orthopedists diagnose and treat a wide range of orthopedic conditions:
Cast and splint placement and removal
Treatment of osteoarthritis - arthrocentesis
Local injections for hip pain, back pain, joint pain and neck pain
Treatment for muscle strains and sprains
Carpal tunnel syndrome release
Trigger finger release
Osteoporosis prevention and treatment
Minor orthopedic surgical procedures
When would you be referred to an orthopedic doctor?
Many people wonder whether they should visit an orthopedic specialist or go to their primary care physician first. In some scenarios, it may reduce recovery time to visit the orthopedist directly. Any time 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.
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