Orthopedic Medicine

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About Orthopedic Medicine

Orthopedic medicine
Orthopedic medicine is a specialty devoted to the evaluation, diagnosis and non operative treatment of painful musculoskeletal diseases. Diagnostic modalities include a comprehensive history, a detailed and specific physical examination, radiologic evaluations and local anesthetic blocks. Therapeutic modalities encompass manipulations, corticosteroid or proliferant injections and therapeutic exercise.

For more than two centuries orthopedists were physicians or surgeons concerned with musculoskeletal deformities: scoliosis, infections of bones and joints, poliomyelitis and congenital defects such as Erbís palsy, clubfoot and hip dislocations. Until the 20th century most orthopedic treatments were manipulations and mechanical support with braces and plaster casts

According to the late Dr. Cyriax, orthopedic medicine was established in 1929. The American Association of Orthopedic Medicine was founded in 1982.

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