Orthopaedics and traumatology
Orthopaedics and traumatology belong to the surgical specialties; they are concerned with degenerative and trauma-related diseases of the locomotor apparatus and spinal column, i.e. all the bones and joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles that are responsible for movement.
Orthopaedics is used in many cases: bone fractures of the limbs or spinal column, dislocations of joints, muscle tears, bone tumours and infections or advanced osteoarthritis (of the hip and/or knee) in which the joint is partially or completely replaced by a prosthesis.
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