General Orthopedics Specialist

SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center

Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Neurosurgery & Nutrition Located in Huntsville, Madison, Athens & Decatur, AL

If you have a musculoskeletal condition or injury, prompt and accurate diagnosis and treatment can prevent significant pain and disability. SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center is an outstanding orthopedic practice serving the communities of Huntsville, Madison, Athens, and Decatur, Alabama, where the expert medical team provides a full range of general orthopedics services for all your aches and pains. Call SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center today to find out more or use the online form to book an appointment.

General Orthopedics Q & A

What is general orthopedics?

General orthopedics is a broad term that covers all aspects of orthopedic medicine, which is the specialty dealing with the musculoskeletal system.

Your musculoskeletal system consists of:

  • Bones
  • Joints
  • Ligaments
  • Muscles
  • Nerves
  • Tendons
  • Cartilage

The fellowship-trained orthopedic experts at SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center specialize in diagnosing and treating all musculoskeletal injuries and diseases. They also excel in the prevention of injury and disease and rehabilitation after trauma or orthopedic surgery.

What conditions does general orthopedics treat?

From torn ligaments and broken bones to minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery for shoulder pain and total joint replacement procedures, general orthopedics covers an extensive range of musculoskeletal problems.

Some of the more common orthopedic conditions the SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center team treats include:

  • Arthritis
  • Broken bones
  • Dislocations
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Ligament injuries
  • Tendon injuries
  • Foot and ankle conditions
  • Hand and arm conditions
  • Knee, shoulder, and hip conditions
  • Muscle sprains and strains
  • Sports injuries

SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center provides complete orthopedic care, creating customized treatment plans that focus on your individual needs. Initial treatments typically include physical therapy, activity moderation, bracing or splinting, and medication. 

You might also benefit from treatments like:

  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Medial branch blocks
  • Nerve blocks
  • Peripheral joint injections
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Sacroiliac (SI) joint injection
  • Trigger point injections

The team of highly skilled physicians initially takes a conservative approach to your care unless otherwise indicated, as noninvasive treatments are often highly successful while involving minimal risks to patients.

What general orthopedic procedures are there?

There are numerous potential procedures in general orthopedics.

Some of the most common orthopedic procedures the team at SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center perform include:

  • Arthroscopic surgery of the hip, knee, shoulder, hand, and elbow
  • Total knee, hip, and shoulder joint replacement
  • Complex joint revision of the knee and hip when an original prosthetic implant fails

The physicians at SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center focus their skills on specific areas of expertise within general orthopedics. That means whatever you need, there’s a physician who has specialist skills in that area.

Whether you have an acute musculoskeletal injury or are experiencing chronic joint pain that’s affecting your daily activities, SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center can help.

Call today or use the online booking form to schedule an appointment.