Orthopedics is a branch of medicine that specializes in identifying, treating, and preventing skeletal deformities, which include difficulties with the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and skin.

Orthopedic surgeons or orthopedists are the medical professionals who specialize in this field. Orthopedists are involved in all facets of musculoskeletal health care, using medical, physical, and rehabilitative techniques in addition to surgery. Technology advancements like joint replacement and the arthroscope, which allows an orthopedist to see inside a joint, have benefited orthopedic patients. Treatment may include medical counseling, medications, casts, splints, and therapies such as exercise or surgery.

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