A leading multi-disciplinary healthcare center in Brooklyn, HealthQuest provides effective orthopedic services to diagnose and treat problems of the musculoskeletal system. Our orthopedic surgeons use highly advanced diagnostic and therapeutic methods for providing effective treatment programs.
Here are some frequently asked questions and answers related to orthopedics.
Q: What is orthopedics?
A: Orthopedics is a medical specialty dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of various disorders, injuries and conditions of the musculoskeletal system comprising the muscles, bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. A doctor who specializes in this medical specialty is called an orthopedic surgeon or orthopedist. Some orthopedic doctors also focus on a specific field of orthopedics, such as pediatrics, sports medicine, and trauma.
Q: What kinds of conditions or disorders do orthopedic doctors treat?
A: The most common orthopedic conditions treated are torn ligaments, problems associated with the carpal tunnel, arthritis, osteoporosis, sports injuries, gout, hip pain, shoulder pain, fractures, and dislocations.
Q: How do you diagnose the condition?
A: To evaluate orthopedic conditions, various types of advanced diagnostic tools are used such as MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), ultrasound scan, CAT scan, and arthrography.
Q: Is surgery the only recommended treatment in orthopedics?
A: Orthopedic treatments include both surgical and non-surgical options. Many musculoskeletal conditions can be treated without surgery by using medications, physical and occupational therapy, or other alternative therapies. Surgery is recommended only if the patient does not respond to non-surgical treatments.
Q: Will I need physical therapy?
A: Orthopedic care along with physical therapy may be recommended to focus on the treatment or rehabilitation of injuries to the orthopedic system, which includes muscles, bones, joints, tendons, and ligaments. Orthopedic specialists also work with neurologists, pain specialists, and primary care physicians to provide customized treatment for people of all ages.
Q: What type of education do orthopedic doctors receive?
A: Prospective orthopedic surgeons must complete extensive undergraduate and professional training. They will have received at least 14 years of education in the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system.
Q: What types of insurance do you accept?
A: We accept most major medical insurance plans as well as Medicare, No-Fault, and Workers’ Compensation.
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