Orthopedic Surgeon use medical, physical and rehabilitative methods as well as surgery and is involved in all aspects of heath care pertaining to the musculoskeletal system.
In general, orthopedic surgeons are skilled in the following:
Typically, as much as 50 percent of the orthopedic surgeons practice is devoted to non-surgical or medical
management of injuries or disease and 50 percent to surgical management. Surgery may be needed to restore function lost as a result of injury or disease of bones, joint, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves or skin.