Medically reviewed by Craig Tifford, MD – Written by Megan Lentz and Megan Severs
What is an orthopedist?
An orthopedist or orthopedic surgeon 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.
Orthopedists treat a wide variety of conditions, including: