Orthopedics is the medical specialty that focuses on injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. This includes bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves, the proper functioning of which allows you to move, work, and be active. A physician who specializes in orthopedic surgery (also known as orthopedics) is a surgeon concerned with injuries to, or conditions involving, the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons address most muscle and bone injuries that require surgery, and some are also skilled in dealing with congenital conditions that result in orthopedic deformities.
Orthopedic surgeons can help patients with FSHD resolve problems from broken bones from falls, and joint problems due to sprains and overuse. Several types of surgeries can be performed by orthopedic surgeons to correct scoliosis, lordosis, scapular winging (scapular fixation surgery), and foot-drop (tendon transfer surgery).
See also the section on Scapular Fixation Surgery.
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