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Orthopedics

Our highly qualified orthopedics team at FirstMed is committed to providing the best and most effective treatments for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions.

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

  • On-site X-ray

  • On-site ultrasound

  • 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.