Regular physical activity helps us look and feel good. It also keeps us healthy. Our bones, joints and muscles are key to helping us stay physically active. Collectively our bones, joints and muscles form the musculoskeletal system. The various components of the musculoskeletal system work together seamlessly to provide us with function and mobility.
Sometimes, conditions such as sports injuries, degenerative diseases, spinal disorders, and infections can affect the musculoskeletal system. These conditions can cause pain, swelling, deformity and loss of function. Such conditions require careful assessment and evaluation, so as to reach an accurate diagnosis.
The good news is that there are effective treatment options that can relieve pain and restore physical activity. Indeed, the potential for excellent recovery is greater when musculoskeletal conditions are treated early rather than late.
The treatment of musculoskeletal conditions is non-surgical in most cases. Occasionally surgical treatment is needed. Surgery involving the musculoskeletal system is termed orthopaedic surgery. Orthopaedic surgery most commonly involves joints, such as the knee, hip, shoulder and ankle.
At Orthopaedic and Hand Surgery Partners, our goal is to provide holistic, comprehensive, evidence-based care for all of our patients so that they can overcome their musculoskeletal conditions and resume healthy physical activity.