It is the branch of medicine responsible for correcting or preventing deformities of the musculoskeletal system, either through surgery, the use of devices or body exercises. It is responsible for those congenital or acquired diseases, however, not all diseases of the locomotor system are treated by this specialty.
What diseases treat orthopedics and traumatology?
They take care of those pathologies caused by a traumatic agent that acts with violence, the ailments can occur in the spine, bones, muscles, skin wounds, among others
What subspecialties are there in orthopedics and traumatology?
The subspecialties are divided according to the part of the body that is going to be treated, for example: hip, spine, ankle. There are also Sports Traumatology, Child Traumatology and Orthopedic Surgery
When to go to a trauma surgeon?
It is recommended to see a specialist in the presence of bone pain, injuries, fractures or discomfort in the joints.