Orthopedic care focuses on the health and wellbeing of your musculoskeletal system, which includes the care of your bones, muscles, joints, ligaments, and tendons. The Orthopaedic & Spine Institute at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota is dedicated to providing personalized orthopedic care in comfort and privacy in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.
Orthopedic care begins with diagnosis of injuries and illnesses that affect the musculoskeletal system. In many cases, diagnosis relies upon imaging the affected area to determine the cause of pain, swelling, or loss of mobility. Orthopedic imaging procedures include X-rays, bone scans, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. In some cases, more than one imaging procedure may be performed to more accurately diagnose your condition.
Pain and swelling associated with injuries and chronic conditions such as arthritis can often be addressed via medication. Your orthopedic care may include taking medications such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g., aspirin, naproxen, ibuprofen) by mouth to address discomfort. Alternatively, your orthopedic physician can administer medication injections, such as corticosteroids or hyaluronic acid, to deliver medication directly to the site of your pain.
If other methods of pain relief and rehabilitation have failed, your orthopedic physician may suggest a surgical procedure to address a musculoskeletal issue. Common orthopedic surgery procedures include joint replacement, repair of torn tendons or ligaments, spinal surgery to remove a damaged disc or bone spur, and surgical repair of a fractured bone. Orthopedic surgery can also address bunions, hammertoes, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Following your orthopedic surgery, you may need rehabilitative services such as physical therapy to rebuild strength, flexibility, and range of motion.
At Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, our team of qualified orthopedic surgeons, nursing staff, neurosurgeons, and physical therapists are pleased to offer a wide range of procedures in Northport, Venice, and Bradenton. Please visit us online to explore our full list of healthcare services or call (888) 685-1596 to speak with a registered nurse and receive a physician referral today.