Orthopedics is the specialty involved with diagnosing and treating the musculoskeletal system. Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center’s Orthopedics treats a wide assortment of injuries and diseases of the skeleton, including hand surgery.

Most orthopedic physicians use minimally invasive procedures to help reduce pain and speed recovery. Musculoskeletal problems affect one in every four people and can strike nearly every area of your body.

  • According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons:
  • Arthritis is the leading chronic condition reported by the elderly
  • Back or spine injuries are the most prevalent musculoskeletal conditions
  • Sprains, dislocations and fractures account for almost half of all musculoskeletal injuries
  • More than half of all athletic injuries occur in the knee. Orthopedic surgeons treat knees more often than any other part of the body
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome accounts for more than two million physician visits a year

Some other conditions that may cause you to visit an Orthopedic physician include:

  • Joint reconstruction
  • Broken bones
  • Sports injuries
  • Arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Trauma surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Hand injuries
  • Foot and ankle injuries