The shoulder is the most flexible joint in the body, in turn making it highly susceptible to injury. Common orthopaedic conditions affecting the shoulder include rotator cuff and labral tears. Orthopedic surgeons who specialize in upper extremities can treat both shoulder and elbow conditions and injuries, first by diagnosing the issue and then by providing the appropriate treatment.
Disorders of the hip and pelvis often cause pain and restricted motion leading to problems with ambulation. Some hip problems can be developmental, or the result of injury, degeneration, inflammation, vascular injuries, or fractures.
The hands and wrists are supported and held in place by soft tissue, including tendons, ligaments, muscles, and cartilage. It is very common to experience pain or minor injuries to the hand and wrist throughout life. Common wrist problems include carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger fingers, ganglion cysts, tendonitis, fractures and osteoarthritis. These conditions, along with overuse, trauma, and compressed nerves, can cause pain that extends into the forearm restricting movement, dexterity and activities of daily living.
The knee and lower leg area is one of the most complex regions in the body. Even minor injuries can seriously impact your quality of life and keep you off your feet. It’s important to seek an orthopedic specialist that can not only treat and care for your injury, but correctly diagnose the underlying issue. It is appropriate to see a specialist after you sustain an injury, but also when you begin to experience pain in the knee or lower leg, or if you experience difficulty walking or stability issues radiating from the knee area.
The spine, a column that extends from the base of the skull to the tailbone, is composed of 33 vertebrae which are held in place by their muscles, facet joints and ligaments.. Conditions that affect the spine require a deep level of knowledge and understanding of this specific region of the body. Orthopedic specialists are highly trained to help diagnose and treat arthritis, fractures, degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, pinched nerves and other conditions of the spine and neck.
Together, the foot and ankle work together to provide balance and movement in the human body. While the ankle consists of three bones, it is attached by muscles, tendons, and ligaments that connect the foot to the leg. There are a number of conditions that can affect The ankle, hindfoot, midfoot and forefoot. At Fort Lauderdale Ortho, we take care to carefully diagnose the cause of your discomfort or pain and provide appropriate treatment to maintain the use of your feet, ankles, and surrounding parts of the body.