Orthopedics is the medical specialty that cares for the musculoskeletal system. Consisting of the bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and muscles, this system is the framework for your body and the mechanics that allow you to move. While many orthopedists specialize in surgery, most orthopedic surgeons treat most of their patients in an office. Orthopedic conditions are one of the most common reasons for a patient to seek medical care.
Why is Bone Health Important?
As people age, their bones can become thin and weakened. This can range from mild thinning to severe osteoporosis. Americans are living longer than ever, bone health is becoming a bigger and more important issue. Bones provide the body’s structure and strength and allow you to move. Orthopedic conditions can stop you from doing what you want and affect your quality of life. Fortunately, people have plenty of options to take care of their bones and make improvements to their overall health.