General orthopaedics focuses on the musculoskeletal system of your body. This complex system of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves is what allows your body to be active. It's the orthopaedic surgeon’s job to make sure that this system functions normally after disease or injury.
General orthopaedic physicians go through extensive medical training. This includes a bachelor's degree in biology, pre-medicine or a related field, as well as four years of medical school. They must also complete a four- to five-year orthopedic surgery residency in a hospital. Some also go on to complete a fellowship for additional training.
The treatment of orthopaedic injuries can differ greatly depending on the person and type of injury. Treatment options may include rest, rehabilitation therapy, medication, exercise or surgery. After a thorough evaluation, your Capital Orthopaedics provider will recommend the best course of treatment for your specific needs.
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