Orthopedics studies pathologies and diseases of the musculoskeletal system, either congenital or acquired as a result of abnormal development and traumas. This includes bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles. The main aim of orthopedics is the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of such pathologies. Among other things, orthopedic doctors treat the following diseases:
- flat feet, clubfoot and curvature of feet;
- dislocation of joints and fractures of bones;
- diseases accompanied by inflammatory processes in the joints;
- congenital pathologies, for example, joint dysplasia;
- deforming osteosis;
- Ewing’s tumor;
- rheumatoid arthritis;
- osteogenic sarcoma.
When should I visit an orthopedist?
As a rule, pain in the bones and joints is the most common reason for visiting an orthopedic specialist. Also, one should pay attention to swelling of the joints, stiffness or bad posture, stoop, clubfoot.
Orthopedics: treatment and diagnostics
Before treatment, patients undergo a visual examination by a doctor and answer several questions. At the same time, the anatomical structure is assessed. If necessary, patients might need a fluoroscopy and/or CT/MRI if a serious pathology is suspected.
Based on the results of diagnosis, a complex treatment is prescribed and conducted, which may include surgical intervention and conservative therapy. Methods of treatment in orthopedics are diverse – for example, it can be a fixation with gypsum bandages, tendon transplantations or dissection of bones. The results of a treatment can be supported by physiotherapy exercises, physiotherapy, massage and/or the installation of temporary orthopedic structures.
Treatment in Switzerland with Airdoc
In Switzerland, you can expect an excellent quality of medical care in combination with a comfortable stay, which is comparable with a vacation. Clinics in Switzerland combine an undeniable proven quality and a warm attitude to patients. Airdoc works with Swiss and foreign medical specialists who find an individual approach to each patient. When selecting clinics, we pay special attention to the infrastructure needed for a particular check-up or treatment, and we choose only the best quality/price ratio for our clients.