Orthopedics was first developed to treat children who had crippling or debilitating diseases. In fact the word “orthopedic” is derived from the Greek words “ortho,” meaning straight, and “pais,” meaning children or pediatric. Modern orthopedic physicians treat everyone, no matter their age. In general chronic pain, rheumatic diseases, musculoskeletal injuries and arthritis all are part of the large umbrella orthopedics. While there are many general orthopedists, quite a few physicians specialize in specific parts of the anatomy or certain diseases. Inside the big umbrella of orthopedics there are a number of specialties including:

  • Arthritis and osteoarthritis
  • Injury care including fractures
  • Joint replacement surgery
  • Rheumatology
  • Pain management
  • Sports medicine
  • Back & Spine Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hip Injuries& Replacement
  • Shoulder Injuries& Replacement
  • Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Physical and Occupational Therapy