Have You Experienced A Sports Related Injury?
Are You Suffering From Shoulder or Knee Pain?
Stop sitting there in pain and let the board certified specialists at
New York Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine care for you.
You're probably visiting our site because you or someone you care for suffered an injury or is in some kind of pain. But how do you know if an orthopedist a.k.a. orthopaedic surgeon is the right doctor to see?
Orthopaedic surgeons are medical doctors who examine, diagnose and treat diseases and injuries of musculoskeletal system (bones, muscles, and joints) by conservative measures, surgical means, and the application of corrective mechanical devices such as braces, casts and splints. This includes performing corrective procedures, such as removing torn cartilage or replacing a joint.
Some Orthopaedic surgeons go through the rigorous task of being board-certified through the Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
Obviously if you suspect that you have a fractured or broken bone, an orthopaedic surgeon is the doctor to see. But, if you are suffering shoulder pain or knee problems, we can also help.
A little extra information for the truly inquisitive
So why do we call our practice New York Orthopaedics with that particular spelling? As mentioned above, orthopaedics is the branch of medicine broadly concerned with the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedics is how our field is listed in most telephone directories; and this spelling is quite common today. But it is incorrect, erroneous, flat out wrong. Orthopedics would relate the field to the foot because in Latin pedis means foot. Orthopaedics is not an old-fashioned spelling, it is the correct spelling. The term orthopaedics stem from its Greek roots: ortho, straight + paes, child = the practice, literally, of straightening the child. If a child had a crooked spine (scoliosis), it was the job of the orthopaedist to straighten the child, not treat just the child's foot. It is important to note there is no American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery but there is an American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery.