A doctor that specializes in orthopaedics takes a special interest in the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves and skin of the human body. They receive extensive training after graduating from medical school in order to diagnose and treat problems of the musculoskeletal system.
The orthopaedic specialist at Manhattan Medical has a special expertise in knee and hip disorders and sees a large amount of sports injuries in young adult as well as geriatric patients. Additionally, Manhattan Medical’s orthopaedic specialist sees patients with work-related injuries.
Manhattan Medical offers treatment for a multitude of orthopaedic conditions. Following are some of the most common:
• Abnormalities of the fingers and toes
• Arthritis and osteoporosis
• Bone tumors, muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy
• Club foot and unequal leg length
• Fractures and dislocations
• Hip pain (hip replacement surgery)
• Knee pain (knee replacement surgery)
• Knock knees, bow legs, bunions, and hammer toes
• Ruptured disks, sciatica, low back pain, and scoliosis
• Shoulder injuries
• Sports injuries
• Tendon injuries, pulled muscles, and bursitis
• Torn ligaments, sprains, and strains
There are many diseases and conditions that can affect the musculoskeletal (bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves and skin) system. In general they affect the following areas of the body.
Ankle: achilles tendonitis
Arthritis: juvenile arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
Foot: flatfoot, clubfoot, diabetes, heel pain, Morton’s Neuroma, plantar fasciitis, tendon dysfunction, sesamoiditis
Hand and Wrist: carpal tunnel, compartment syndrome, Dupuytren’s Contracture, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, deQuervain’s tendonitis, ganglion cyst, Kienböck’s Disease, ulnar tunnel syndrome, deformities
Hip: dislocation, bursitis, osteonecrosis, Perthes Disease, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, snapping hip, osteoporosis
Knee and Leg: bowed legs, uneven leg height, tendon bursitis, osteonecrosis, pain syndromes
Shoulder, Arm, Elbow: compartment syndrome, Erb’s Palsy, tendonitis, ulnar nerve entrapment, frozen shoulder, shoulder pain, bursitis, tennis elbow
Spine and Neck: chordoma, lumbar spinal stenosis, spondylolysis, scoliosis, twisted neck, roundback, back pain, neck pain
Toes: bunions, claw toe, corns, hammer toe, ingrown toenails, Intoeing, Morton’s Neuroma, stiff big toe.
If you have been diagnosed with or think you may have an orthopaedic condition or disease, please call Manhattan Medical today to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists. Manhattan Medical can provide orthopaedic surgery and non-surgical treatments for orthopaedic conditions and diseases.
D. O’Connor, MD