Orthopedics is the study of the human musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic doctors specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of problems of the musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system includes: bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and non-surgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders. Orthopedics is a main branch of surgery, and conditions requiring medication or surgical intervention are managed by orthopedic surgeons, PCRMC is proud to lead South Central Missouri in Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery. Our medical professionals are highly qualified to diagnose, treat, and heal all manor of injury with world-class medical resources coupled with sincere concern for each patient's well-being.
Sports medicine is the field in medicine that deals not only with sport or exercise-related injuries but also musculoskeletal problems. Their primary focus is on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of injuries that occur during sports and other physical activity as well as diagnostic and treatment of musculoskeletal problems, for instance tendinitis and osteoarthritis.
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