Orthopaedics is the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of the musculoskeletal system (joints, bones, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and muscles). An Orthopaedic specialist, also known as an orthopaedic surgeon, plays a vital role in diagnosing, treating, and performing surgeries related to musculoskeletal disorders and injuries.
What Does an Orthopaedic Specialist Treat?
Orthopaedic specialists, often referred to as bone specialist treat common conditions, including osteoarthritis, neck, back, and shoulder pain, bone fractures, soft tissue (ligament, tendon, muscle) injuries such as sprains and strains, and congenital conditions (scoliosis and clubfoot).
Select a body part or click the "+" symbol on the human skeleton diagram to learn more about orthopaedic conditions and symptoms.
Ankle & Feet
Hands & Wrist
Other Areas of Focus in Orthopaedics
Diagnosis, Treatment & Prevention
The team of professional Orthopaedic specialists at Gleneagles Hospitals can assess, diagnose, and recommend appropriate treatment options such as knee/hip replacement, knee arthroscopy, carpal tunnel release, and more.