The musculoskeletal system is comprised of the bones, joints, muscles, tissues, and ligaments that make up our body and give us full mobility. The human body is regularly subject to strain that, over time, can lead to injuries to this system. Musculoskeletal injuries are treated a variety of ways, both surgical and non-surgical, by orthopedic specialists.
Common orthopedic injuries and conditions include:
- Varied types of arthritis
- Avascular necrosis
- Bone fractures
- Shin splints
- Sprains and strains
Orthopedic care is not exclusive to athletes; orthopedic problems can occur regardless of lifestyle and exercise.