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How an Orthopedic Specialist Can Help You
Orthopedics is the study of bones, joints, and nerves – anything in the musculoskeletal system. Originally orthopedics was created to help children that were suffering from terrible pain and diseases. Now Orthopedic Specialists treat patients of all ages that are suffering from rheumatic diseases, musculoskeletal injuries, chronic pain and arthritis. If you are in constant pain, or experiencing frequent intense pain, in your bones, joints or nerves you need to speak with an Orthopedists as they can provide you with the pain relief needed to enjoy life again.
There are multiple specialties within Orthopedics including:
- Arthritis and osteoarthritis
- Joint replacement surgery
- Sports medicine
- Pain management
- Hand surgery
- Hip replacements
- Shoulder replacements and injury treatment
- Knee scopes
- Carpal tunnel
- Elbow replacements
- And more!
What does an Orthopedic Surgeon do?
Orthopedic surgeons examine patients, diagnose conditions, and treat diseases or injuries related to the musculoskeletal system. They help patient’s bones, muscles, nerves, ligaments, tendons, and joints function properly so they can have a full range of motion without any pain. This can transform the lives of patients that are living with chronic pain and injuries. With over 206 bones in the body, there are many things that can go wrong, causing pain and limiting someone’s daily activities. It is important to see a specialist, rather than a general practitioner, as they have the most knowledge in how to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal conditions.
Orthopedic surgeons are most known for their activities in the sports medicine field, but they treat people of all ages and abilities. Areas like rehabilitation have a vast impact on the elderly that are frequently undergoing things like hip replacements.
There are multiple ways for an Orthopedists to treat your pain and injuries including surgery and mechanical devices to correct the issue. The exact treatment will depend on your condition, pain levels, and what is causing that pain. Treatment can range from physical therapy to surgery. Seeing a specialist is important because they are the most knowledgeable about various treatment options and have seen first hand what delivers the best results. If you are living with pain in your bones or joints, you can get relief by seeing an Orthopedic specialist.
Dr. Belongie Specialties
Dr. Belongie covers a variety of conditions and has further, in depth knowledge on specific disorders.
- Shoulder scopes
- Reverse shoulder replacements
- Rotator cuff repair
- Fracture repair
- Knee scopes
- Hip replacement
- Sport injuries
- Carpal tunnel
- Trigger finger
- Thumb arthritis
- Elbow replacement
Dr. Belongie graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis. He received his orthopedic training at Tulane University with a pediatric rotation done at the Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital of Atlanta, after which he finished his training by spending two years at the prestigious Campbell Clinic in Memphis Tennessee. As an Orthopedic specialist, Dr. Belongie can get you on the road to recovery quickly. For a consultation call 813-814-9251.