Why Orthopedic Surgery By An Orthopedic Surgeon?
Individuals who experience disease, injuries and dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system seek treatment from a board-certified physician known as an orthopaedic surgeon for orthopedic surgery. This highly trained physician focuses his or her practice on the back, knee, hip, shoulder, and hand, working to diagnose patient problems, to restore full function and range of motion and to manage or eliminate pain. He or she manages and delivers patient care before, during and after surgery.
Most orthopaedic surgeons become specialists in a particular area of the body, or they may focus on sport-related conditions or on joint replacements for individuals suffering from arthritis. All orthopaedic surgeons are highly educated, completing:
- 4 years of an accredited college or university baccalaureate program, usually in a health science such as biology or biochemistry
- 4 years of medical school
- 5 years in a post-graduate residency program focusing on general medicine and then orthopaedics
- a year of optional additional training in an orthopaedic specialty
Throughout their years of practice, these physicians maintain a high level of continuing education, ensuring the highest possible diagnostic tools, treatment modalities and surgical techniques for their patients. They also maintain important professional relationships with their colleagues, sharing information, research and insights from their practice of orthopaedic medicine.
Some typical services which orthopaedic surgeons perform include the following:
- care of sprains and fractures
- arthroscopic surgery utilizing small cameras and instruments to diagnose and treat injuries and degenerative issues
- fusion and internal fixation procedures to heal fractures with plates, pins, screws rods and bone grafts
- total or partial joint replacements of knee, shoulder, hip and other joints
- soft tissue repair (tendons, ligaments)
- osteotomy to correct bone deformities
Patients at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Leesville, Marksville, and Deridder, LA receive the best in coordinated care. Dr. Traina and his staff combine surgery with other diagnostic and treatment modalities as necessary, including:
- symptom management
- anti-inflammatory and pain medications
- physical therapy and exercise
- x-ray and MRI imaging
In step with the objectives of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr. Traina works with his patients to help them live as well as possible with progressive conditions such as arthritis and to educate individuals on how to avoid injury.
Schedule an orthopaedic consultation with Dr. Traina and his staff in Leesville, Marksville, and Deridder, LA today!