If you’ve ever broken your arm or leg, you probably have seen an orthopedic specialist before. But did you know orthopedic specialists deal with much more than just broken bones? Keep reading to learn what an orthopedic specialist does.
Let’s start out with what is an orthopedic specialist is. An orthopedic specialist is a physician that takes care of problems of the muscles, tendons, bones, joints, and nerves from the base of your skull to the tips of your toes.
Since orthopedics is such a wide field, most doctors specialize in certain areas of the body. For example, one orthopedic specialist may specialize in torn muscles, while another one specializes in complex arm breaks. Doctors can also choose to go through extra schooling and training to be orthopedic surgeons.
Since so many doctors specialize, it may be tricky to know which specialty you need. If you are unsure, any orthopedic specialist can evaluate you and refer you to their colleagues who are specifically trained in the area you need.
To learn more about what an orthopedic specialist does or what an orthopedic surgeon does, watch the video above!