An Orthopaedic surgeon is an expert with extensive training in proper diagnosis and both non-surgical and surgical treatment of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. They are devoted to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles.
Orthopaedic surgeons explore nonsurgical options first, such as pain medication, steroid injection or rehabilitation, to name a few. They use imaging tools such as x-rays and MRI to help them diagnose your condition. They also have the expertise to perform surgery to repair an injury or correct a condition, if necessary. Musculoskeletal pain is the number one reason why people visit their doctors each year.
The Orthopaedic surgeons at Missoula Bone & Joint work with their patients to help them reclaim their quality of life.
This is what one patient recently shared about his experience at Missoula Bone & Joint. “After 20 years of not being able to ride, I took this trail ride. Thank you Dr. Allmacher and Jesse Doll for the new total hip replacement”, Tomie B. 2017
Many people know that orthopaedic surgeons treat broken bones, and replace painful joints, but did you know that orthopaedic surgeons also treat patients for these problems?
- Sports injuries
- Back pain, ruptured disks and spinal stenosis
- Bone tumors
- Carpal tunnel, hand arthritis and hand injuries
- Club foot, bow legs and hip dysplasia
- Orthopaedic trauma
- Limb lengthening
- Achilles tendon injuries, bunions, foot and ankle injuries
To learn more about the treatment and management of these and many other conditions, visit the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS).
To schedule an appointment with an Orthopaedic Surgeon please call Missoula Bone & Joint today at (406) 721-4436.