Orthopedic Surgery Specialists: Types of Doctors & Surgeries


Orthopedic surgery is the one surgery which is dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and injuries which is basically associated with the musculoskeletal system. That’s why it is considered as an operation performed on the musculoskeletal system.

This musculoskeletal system consists of the patient’s bones, joints, muscles, and ligaments. Orthopedic surgery specialists are the one who devote their time to prevent, diagnose, and for the treatment of disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles. Some Orthopedic surgery specialists also specialize in certain areas of the body, such as: Hip and knee. Foot and ankle.

There are many Orthopedic surgeons who are now accelerating the use of X-ray based fluoroscopic techniques in operation theatres or in the fluoroscopy rooms.

Orthopedic surgery specialists use both surgical and nonsurgical ways for treating patient’s musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries,

degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders. Regardless of if your issues are big or small, yet you can see the improvements in your body once you undergo orthopedic surgery.



  • Bone fractures.
  • Muscle strains.
  • Joint or back pain.
  • Arthritis.
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Injuries to tendons or ligaments, such as sprains, tendonitis, and acl tears.
  • Limb abnormalities, such as clubfoot and bowlegs.
  • Bone cancer.
  • Woman having difficulty in breathing


Bone, joint, and muscle pain or musculoskeletal pain can be debilitating. In order to receive specialized orthopedic care for an orthopedic problem, one needs to visit an orthopedic doctor. There are various types of orthopedic doctors available which are as follows: –

Orthopedic Surgeons:-

Orthopedic surgeons are the surgery specialists because they specialize in the musculoskeletal system – which mainly consists of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles that are so important for our movement in our day to day life.

Because of the specialties and its vastness, there are most orthopedic surgery specialists who become sub-specialize, and focus on any particular treatment to perform. It means for example, Hand and wrist surgery specialists can only look after hand and wrist type of injuries. Joint orthopedic surgeons help to treat hip or knee injuries which a patient might suffer from. This lets orthopedic surgeons diagnose, provide a treatment and also helps to prevent all types of orthopedic problems.

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon:-

Pediatric orthopedic doctors are the one to provide treatment to the pediatric patients with spine problems and conditions that consist of spina bifida or scoliosis, deformities like clubfoot, and also treat sports injuries mainly includes sprains, fractures, and plate injuries.

Sports Medicine Doctor:-

Orthopedic specialists are specialised in providing diagnosis, treatment, and help to prevent many sports injuries that are sprains, strains, hand and wrist injuries, knee, foot, and ankle injuries, and more.


There are various orthopedic surgeries which Orthopedic surgeons perform. These orthopedic surgeries address all types of parts of the body, and when they are still in the invasive process.

An orthopedic doctor is the one who helps a patient to understand what kind of surgery that person would need, including what things the surgery involves, the kind of risks it involves , and other options also which might be required.

Knee Replacement

The knee is one of the most important joints within your body, but sometimes, it is often overused to the point of injury.

Knee replacement surgery is used to replace a (a partial replacement) or all (total replacement) of the knee and its joint with an artificial joint.

Orthopedic surgery specialists

ACL Surgery

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is a vital part of the knee and it runs mainly to the front. This also be helpful to keep a patient be stable when he/she

rotate a leg but if this ligament has been torn, then a reconstructive surgery needs to be performed mainly to repair the knee injury.

This ACL surgery consists of a tendon from anywhere in the body and graft it onto the damaged part of the ACL.

Hip Replacement

The other most common joint is the hip. The hip is made up of the acetabulum and the femoral head.

Like the knee, the cartilage is used within the hip, especially when it is damaged.

Shoulder Replacement

Normally, the upper part of the humerus, which is the bone in the upside of the arm, is removed and replaced with a metal ball.

Then a plastic replacement is put to replace the damaged part of the socket and that’s called a Shoulder Replacement Surgery.


Arthroscopy is a process which can be performed on the knee or shoulder. Arthroscopy is also considered as one of the minimally invasive orthopedic process

which allows the orthopaedic surgery specialists to place a small camera inside the body which is near the joint so that it gets a clear image of the damage.

Joint Fusion

If a patient suffers from arthritis, there might be a time when that patient has to go through a joint fusion procedure.

During Joint Fusion surgery, a cartilage is taken from an uninjured part of the body and then grafted to the same area where the cartilage has been damaged.

Hand and wrist surgeries

Hand and wrist surgeries

We all know that our hands and wrists are used very oftenly in our daily life, they are so vulnerable that they can be damaged through any injuries, and arthritis.

Fractures to the hand, wrist, and fingers, tendonitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome are one of the main issues which can be done only with an orthopedic surgery.

An orthopedic surgery specialist is the one who is qualified to assess, diagnose, and provide a proper treatment with the use of non-invasive treatments. And just like orthopedic specialists are also experienced to operate any types of orthopedic injuries. Orthopedic specialists are backed by health care systems which help to restore lives by using non-surgical techniques, from minimally invasive surgery process to advanced-assisted treatments and for the growth of their own cells for cartilage repair.

Non-surgical orthopedist surgery can be a good option for various patients who do not have a clear treatment and also for other orthopedic conditions this can be an effective treatment option.

Here, it has been observed that up to 70% of all sports medicine injuries can be treated by using a Non-surgical orthopedist technique. But in the most difficult cases, if a surgery becomes very necessary, then an orthopedic surgery specialist has to perform a surgeon’s care to patients.

If you or anyone you know is suffering from orthopedic problems, our expert providers at Specialty Care Clinics will take care of your health and help you recover.

Call on 469-545-9983 or fill in the below form to book an appointment with Dr. Aaron Eubanks.

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