Surgery on the bones and musculoskeletal system, most commonly of the limbs. As with all branches of surgery, there is both elective and emergency work. Although most general orthopaedic surgeons are competent in managing common emergency orthopaedic injuries, sub-specialisation to particular regions of the body or particular types of surgery is common in elective work:
Sub- and related specialties
- Hand surgery
- Shoulder surgery
- Knee surgery
- Hip surgery
- Ankle surgery
- Revision joint surgery
- Sport injuries
- Spinal surgery
Fractures as a result of trauma make up a significant workload. In the Western population, the common fractures needing admission include fracture neck of femur and the various fractures of the distal forearm.
The Wheeless online textbook is a longstanding Web medical reference, devoted to Orthopedics.
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Pages in category "Orthopaedic surgery"
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