What does an orthopedic surgeon treat?

Orthopedic surgeons explore nonsurgical options first, such as pain medication or
rehabilitation. They also have the expertise to perform surgery to repair an injury or
correct a condition, if necessary.

Musculoskeletal pain is the number one reason why people visit their doctors each

To learn about the treatment and management of orthopedic conditions, visit The
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) patient education website,