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Orthopaedics Specialist

Orthopaedic Associates, Inc

Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and Joint Replacement Specialist located in Evansville, IN & Henderson, KY

If you regularly experience pain due to an injury or another underlying condition that affects your musculoskeletal system, orthopaedics can assist in identifying the source of your discomfort and help you heal. At Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, the experienced surgeons offer a complete suite of orthopaedics services, including diagnostic imaging, physical therapy, and surgery. To make an appointment at the office in Henderson, Kentucky, or one of the offices in Newburgh or Evansville, Indiana, call the nearest location or use the online booking feature today @ 812-424-9291.

Orthopaedics Q & A

What is orthopaedics?

Orthopaedics diagnoses and treats diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system. At Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, the expert providers have years of experience treating various musculoskeletal issues, including joint pain, back problems, and sports injuries.

If you experience chronic pain and it affects your ability to work or exercise, don’t wait to seek professional help. Following an exam and a review of your medical history, your provider can make recommendations for treatment.

What are some issues that can benefit from orthopaedics?

The providers at Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, use orthopaedics to treat various issues that affect the musculoskeletal system, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Fractures
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Congenital conditions like scoliosis

You might also benefit from orthopaedics if you develop a repetitive strain injury (RSI) like tendinitis or a meniscus tear.

What happens during an orthopaedics appointment?

At Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, your appointment will begin with a review of your medical history and a discussion of your symptoms, including when they first started, where they’re most noticeable, and if any activities like work or exercise make them worse.

Next, your provider conducts a complete physical exam. They gently press on the area of your body causing you pain to check for swelling, sensitivity, or warmth. Next, your provider has you do a series of easy exercises to assess your strength, range of motion, and posture. 

If these steps aren’t enough to make a diagnosis, your provider might also order diagnostic imaging, like X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI. These procedures capture detailed images of your hard and soft tissues and can identify underlying issues like fractures, torn muscles, or dislocated joints.

What are some examples of orthopaedic treatment?

The experts at Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, offer a variety of orthopaedic treatments. The type of care that will most benefit you depends on several factors, including your age, the source of your discomfort, and your general health. Your provider might recommend:

  • Over-the-counter pain medication
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy
  • A home exercise program
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
  • Mobility aids
  • Acupuncture

If conservative treatments don’t provide relief, you might benefit from surgery. The providers at Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, regularly perform both traditional open and minimally invasive Orthopaedic surgery. 

To learn more about the benefits of orthopaedics, make an appointment at Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, by calling the nearest office or using the online scheduling tool today.