About Traumatic Injuries
There are two common causes for which a knee or hip joint replacement might be recommended after a traumatic injury. In many cases the hip joint or bones are already in a weakened state due to a degenerative disease, such as osteoporosis or arthritis, then a fall or other type of accident occurs to necessitate a total joint replacement. The second type of situation involves a healthy joint that may need a total joint replacement, or arthroplasty, due to an accident that occurs damaging the joint.
Orthopedics is the branch of medicine concerned with diseases, injuries, and other conditions of the musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system consists of the body's bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves.
Many conditions can affect a child's musculoskeletal system and require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview.