After a comprehensive evaluation of the disorder, the orthopaedist will make recommendations for a treatment plan, based on some of the following criteria:
- your age, overall health, and medical history
- extent of the disease, injury, or condition
- your tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies
- expectations for the course of the disease, injury, or condition
- your opinion or preference
For most orthopaedic disorders and injuries, there is more than one form of treatment that may be appropriate. Thus, many treatment plans involve a combination or progression of some of the following:
- medical counseling
- physical therapy
- occupational therapy
- rehabilitative therapy
- activity modifications
- casts and splints
- crutches, canes and walkers
- braces and orthotics
- procedures, such as arthroscopy
- surgery, such as joint replacement and transplants
Listed in the directory below you will find additional information regarding treatment plans for many orthopaedic conditions, for which we have provided a brief overview.
If you cannot find the information in which you are interested, please visit the Orthopaedic Surgery Online Resources page in this Web site for an Internet/World Wide Web address that may contain additional information on that topic.
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