Trauma and orthopaedics (orthopaedic surgery)
Trauma and orthopaedics is an area of surgery concerned with injuries and conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system (the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, musclesand nerves).
You may bereferred to a trauma and orthopaedic consultantfor treatment ofan injury such as a bone fracture, a deformity of the spine or limbs, or a long-term condition that's developed over many years, such as Osteoarthritis .
Orthopaedic specialists treat people of all ages, including:
Find out about trauma and orthopaedics and what orthopaedic surgeons do and the type of operations they carry out.
Most consultants who work in trauma and orthopaedics provide emergency and non-emergency care for musculoskeletal injuries following an initial assessment in accident and emergency (A&E) . They m
Some of the most common operations orthopaedic surgeonscarry out include: repairing fractured bones for more information, you can read about: - broken arm or wrist - broken ankle - broken co