Learn more about Orthopedic Surgery Specialists and how to choose the right one for you
An orthopedic surgeon specializes in diagnosing, treating, preventing and rehabilitating injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system, including the muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, nerves and bones. An orthopedic surgeon provides medical and surgical care for people of all ages who have problems with their joints, muscles or bones.
An orthopedic surgeon typically:
Evaluates a patient’s medical history and any previous tests or records
Performs a physical exam
Provides exercise, alternative and rehabilitation therapies
Orders and interprets laboratory and imaging tests and prescribes medications
Diagnoses and treats acute and chronic musculoskeletal diseases and conditions including back pain, arthritis, and sports injuries
Performs surgical procedures on your bones, joints, and surrounding tissues and structures, such as knee replacement or anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair
An orthopedic surgeon may also be known as a bone doctor, orthopedic doctor, joint specialist, or orthopedist. You may also see it spelled differently, as orthopaedic surgeon (orthopaedist).
There are 271 specialists practicing Orthopedic Surgery in San Diego, CA with an overall average rating of 4.1 stars. There are 31 hospitals near San Diego, CA with affiliated Orthopedic Surgery specialists, including Sharp Memorial Hospital, Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego and Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.
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