Orthopedic injuries involve a wide range of issues that affect the musculoskeletal system. From sports-related issues to overuse, falls, factures, dislocations, muscle stress and more, our orthopedic doctors are highly sought for their expertise in progressive treatments. As a leader in care, we not only treat the injury for our patients, we also take the extra step of providing education to prevent new ones. Request an appointment or a second opinion with an orthopedic specialist today.
What are Orthopedic Injuries?
Orthopedic injuries are those that affect the musculoskeletal system, which includes bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons. Trauma can be the result of work or sports-related injuries, overuse, surgery or other incidents like falls, fractures, sprains, dislocations, muscle stress or injuries from automobile accidents; the resulting pain and limited movement can hinder the body’s ability to function normally.
Orthopedic injuries are usually classified into two categories:
- Acute--injuries are of sudden onset, caused by high-intensity forces, and of short duration, such as sprains, strains, and contusions
- Chronic—injuries resulting from overuse caused by low-intensity forces for long duration or injuries that occur multiple times, such as a chronic sprained ankle
Florida Hospital Orthopedic Institute
Orthopedic injuries cover a wide range of conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system. That’s why Florida Hospital, renowned for its progressive orthopedic programs, has a team of physicians who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the musculoskeletal system.