If you’re dealing with a musculoskeletal problem, you may benefit from seeing an orthopedic physician at North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic in Durham, NC. Orthopedic physicians can be general musculoskeletal practitioners, or they may specialize in different body parts, including::
Hands and Wrists
Orthopedic physicians may specialize in treating conditions of the hands and wrists, including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, tendon repairs, and fractures. Many of these doctors are microvascular surgeons, meaning they have specialized training in using extremely small surgical implements to reconnect blood vessels in the event surgery on your hand is needed. It takes that level of detailed precision to keep the blood flowing to your hands and wrists.
Feet and Ankles
Many times, orthopedic physicians recommend conservative treatments for foot and ankle injuries and conditions. This can include changing the shoes you’re wearing, splinting, bracing, casting, medication, physical therapy, injections, and home exercise programs. In other cases, they may recommend medical procedures. These can range from repairing ingrown toenails to a total ankle replacement.
When orthopedic physicians specialize in spinal care, they’ll treat conditions such as scoliosis, neck pain, back pain, spinal fractures, herniated or bulging discs, leg pain caused by spinal instability, and more.
Sports Medicine and Cartilage Restoration
Orthopedic physicians who specialize in sports medicine and cartilage restoration have to be versatile across many joints, including shoulders, elbows, knees, and ankles. They often treat dislocations, fractures, ligament tears, arthritis, and joint instability. Anyone with an injury or degeneration caused by sports, work, repetitive use, or aging may want to see one of these doctors.
Why You Should Choose North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic for Your Orthopedic Physician
At North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic, we have orthopedic physicians that specialize in each of these subspecialities. They’re all fellowship trained, and they’re all board certified. That means they’ve passed rigorous training and testing to ensure that they’re the best of the best. And that’s who we want treating you—the very best doctors we can find—because we offer specialized care with personalized service. Contact us today to make an appointment in Durham, NC.