COMPREHENSIVE ORTHOPAEDIC AND SPINE CARE
At Florida OrthoCare, our physicians have been providing quality orthopaedic care to the South Florida community for many years. We maintain only the highest standard of medical care and treatment by providing a comprehensive approach to your orthopedic and spine care needs. Each one of our physicians strives to maintain patient-centered care with flexible scheduling and emergency appointments for our patients.
Orthopaedic Medicine | Spine Care | Pain Management
As incredible as it appears, it is an established fact that more than 6.3 million fractures occur annually in the United States of America alone, and as many as 40% of these occur within the safety of the home. To compound this report, it is established that 85-90% of elderly people beyond 75 suffer osteoarthritis. These medical conditions are critical as they directly impact the daily activities of the individual. To tackle these medical conditions, orthopedics is introduced and popularized a useful field of medicine.
In parallel with its literal translation that suggests that this field is limited to ‘straightening of legs’, orthopaedics covers all activities involving the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system constituted of the bones, cartilages, joints, tendons and ligaments, muscles and other connective tissues.
With reference to the operation of the musculoskeletal system, some of the most common musculoskeletal conditions handled by field of orthopaedics include arm, elbow, hips, hands, foot and spinal injuries, hemophilia, arthritis, and bone cancer. These musculoskeletal conditions usually result from several agencies such as birth deformities, prolonged and continuous stress (from sports and other occupation), traumatic incidents (such as accidents), infection, and aging.
To cater for these musculoskeletal conditions irrespective of their source and severity, the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery has vetted specific forms of orthopaedic care including: sport medicine, Joint Replacement and Surgery in Arthritis, orthopedic surgery (hand, shoulders, elbow, and spine), arthroscopy, musculoskeletal oncology, medical rehabilitation, trauma and fracture orthopedics, and pediatric orthopedics. These forms of orthopedic care are targeted to specific musculoskeletal conditions and specific patient categories.
Orthopaedic and Spine Treatment
Patients at Florida OrthoCare can expect three interconnected categories as part of the care treatment including:
- patient assessment
- medical interventions
Patient Assessment in Orthopaedics and Spine Care:
A wide range of techniques are employed in orthopedic treatments to diagnose the nature and severity of the musculoskeletal condition, as well as the patient’s medical history. These techniques would cover well-structured interviews, urine and blood examinations, x-ray, MRI and CT scans, and in the case where a bone cancer or tumor is identified, a biopsy is undertaken as an additional step in the patient assessment procedure.
Medical Interventions in Orthopaedics and Spine Care:
Orthopaedic interventions are performed by our highly trained orthopedic physicians using the appropriate medical facility. At Florida OrthoCare, we strive to maintain your independence and work with area surgery centers conveniently located to our medical offices. This process might perform a range of activities including joint replacement, sports injury management, cartilage tears, pediatric orthopaedics, trauma care, and minimally invasive spine surgery.
It is our goal at Florida OrthoCare to proactively introduce orthopedic intervention to reduce the pain from the musculoskeletal condition, enhance the mobility of the body part affected, and support the performance of activities daily life for affected patients.
Follow-up in Orthopaedics and Spine Care:
It is critical to ensure that the positive effects of the orthopaedic intervention are sustained and reinforced using specific follow-up techniques. As an illustration, the limitation of the use of the affected portion for anti-inflammation might be achieved by the use of braces and wrap aids. In some cases, physiotherapy and lifestyle adjustments are recommended as follow-ups.