An orthopedic surgeon’s appointment could be of use to people with complaints concerning the musculo-skeletal system (bones, joints, ligaments, tendons or muscles) and to those who have had injuries resulting from an acute trauma or excessive strain.
An acute trauma is an injury that occurs after one particular traumatic episode. Injuries resulting from excessive strain are those that occur due to repeated microtrauma of one or more parts of the musculo-skeletal system as the result of long-term excessive strain.
Patients are consulted by orthopedic surgeons specializing in sports injuries; the surgeons also perform orthopedic surgeries (including restorative arthroscopic surgeries on various joints; surgical treatment of muscle, ligament, and tendon injuries; surgical treatment of bone fractures; peripheral nerve decompression surgery).
The date and place of additional tests and, if necessary, of a surgery will be set by the orthopedic surgeon during the appointment.
A referral for the appointment is not necessary.