Orthopaedics and traumatology are mainly surgical disciplines concerned with degenerative and trauma-related diseases of the musculoskeletal system and spine, i.e. all the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles that are responsible for movement.
Orthopaedics is used in many cases:
- Bone fractures of the limbs or spine
- Joint dislocations
- Muscle tears
- Bone tumours and infections or advanced osteoarthritis (of the hip and/or knee) in which the joint is partially or completely replaced by a prosthesis