Orthopedist Frequently Asked Questions
Medically reviewed by Craig Tifford, MD – Written by Megan Lentz and Megan Severs
What is an orthopedist?
An orthopedic surgeon, or orthopedist, is a physician that diagnoses and treats injuries of the musculoskeletal system. They use both nonsurgical and surgical treatments to manage disorders related to bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
Orthopedic surgeons treat a wide variety of conditions, including: