Orthopedic primarily refers to the musculoskeletal system. Surgeons that specialize in orthopedic treatment and operation work with various conditions that are associated with the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. The age range varies as well dependent on the injury or condition that has occurred.
Car and work accidents may result in damage to the body including a fracture of the bone, tear of a ligament, or overuse creating problems at the joint. An orthopedic surgeon is responsible for diagnosing, performing a surgical procedure, and care for surgery. Common injuries and conditions seen by orthopedic surgeons include arthritis, dislocation, fractures, sprains, tears, and more.