An orthopaedic surgeon treats patients with chronic, degenerative, onset, and congenital issues of the musculoskeletal system. In addition to a medical degree, the specialty of orthpaedic surgery requires five years of study of orthopaedic residency.
The goal of an orthopaedic surgeon is to effectively diagnose, treat, rehab and prevent each patientâ€™s musculoskeletal issue.
The types of surgeries an orthopaedic surgeon performs include:
- Internal fixation
- Joint replacement
- Soft tissue repair
Read more information at the American Academy of Orthopaedic SurgeonsÂ website.