Orthopedic Medicine & Surgery in Pasadena, TX
All injuries to the bones, joints and musculoskeletal system as a whole are treated with orthopedic medicine. Also spelled orthopaedic medicine, this branch of healthcare is used to treat adults, children and also is incredibly relevant to the world of sports medicine .
From fractures to sprains to pain, many things are treated with orthopedic medicine and orthopedic surgery. To learn more, please call (281) 481-2649 or contact Dr. David Vanderweide online.
Who Needs Orthopedic Medicine?
Nearly every person will require some form of orthopedic care in their life. Any number of conditions can lead to seeing an orthopedic doctor. Some of the issues commonly treated by orthopedic doctors and surgeons include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Broken bones
- Back injuries
- Wrist injuries
- Joint pain
- Sports injuries (Rotator cuff, UCL, ACL, tears)
Orthopedic doctors and surgeons are highly knowledgeable, meaning they go through training tailored to orthopedics. Many orthopedic surgeons take this one step further, to a subspecialty. These surgeons become knowledgeable on treating one specific part of the musculoskeletal system, such as the knees or hips.
What Surgeries are Available?
Orthopedic surgeries range from simple to complex, depending on the nature and severity of the issue. Generally, orthopedic surgeries treat the following parts of your system:
Whether it's an ACL tear or a degenerative disc, specialized surgeries are available. Much of orthopedic medicine is built around arthroscopy and arthroplasty.
Arthroscopy is minimally invasive, treating joint damage with a small tool called an arthroscope. This is in contrast to arthroplasty, which is also called joint replacement. As medical technology becomes more advanced, so does orthopedic surgery. This makes robot-assisted surgery and computer navigated surgery viable options.
Orthopedic doctors can also provide helpful information for life after orthopedic surgery. This can include exercise plans or best practices.
Get a Consultation Today
Whether you're dealing with hip pain, back pain , joint pain, fractures or even a sprain, orthopedic medicine may be the treatment you need. To get started, please call (281) 481-2649 or contact Dr. David Vanderweide online.
David G. Vanderweide MD, PA
Address333 N Texas Ave
Webster, TX 77598