Orthopaedics is a medical speciality that aims at the diagnosis, rectification, prevention, and cure of patients with skeletal deformities – disorders of the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves and skin. These components make up the musculoskeletal system.
Few myths about ortho medicine and surgery we all need to know
• Orthopaedic medicines are not just for Athletes. Bone injury or joint pain can affect young, old, anyone.
• You can have a hairline fracture or bone injury. Whenever you are injured and the pain persists, but you can still move your joints or bone, you must get yourself examined by an orthopaedic doctor.
• Using a computer does not always cause carpel tunnel syndrome. Early symptoms should be diagnosed.
• Playing tennis does not always cause tennis elbow. Early symptoms of these ailments should be diagnosed.
• “Cracking joints” and “popping knuckles” are an interesting and poorly understood phenomenon. Knuckle cracking does not cause arthritis. It is beneficial sometimes.
• Both heat and ice should not be used immediately after an injury. Ice is generally used to post an injury in order to lessen inflammation and inhibit pain. Whereas heat should be used prior to exercise to warm and stretch injured soft tissues.
Few facts about ortho medicine and surgery we all need to know
• Injuries to the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons) or conditions like arthritis should visit an Orthopaedic physician.
• One in ten humans has a musculoskeletal impairment.
• Arthritis is the most chronic condition seen in old people.
• Back or spine injuries are the most common and prevailing impairments.
• Bone dislocations are popular amongst orthopaedic surgeries
• More than 15.3 million people visit to orthopaedic physicians offices due to back problems.
• The most common areas of the body that orthopaedic doctors treat are knees and shoulders
• The human foot has 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments, the human hand is made up of 27 distinct bones, the human spine is comprised of 33 vertebrae. The orthopaedic physician treats every part of the body.
Dr. Piergiovanni Trada is an orthopaedic doctor specializing in arthroscopic and prosthetic surgery who for years has been dealing exclusively with the prevention and treatment of pathological affecting the shoulder and knee.
He was born in Novara in 1968. He graduated with honours in medicine from the University of Turin in 1994 and subsequently completed his specialization at the University of Siena in 2000. Since 2019 he has been part of the prosthetic orthopaedics team – T.O.P. group.