What is Orthopedics?
Orthopedics is the medical specialty concerned with correction of congenital and acquired deformities or functional impairments of the skeletal system, especially the extremities and the spine, and associated structures, as muscles and ligaments.
What happens during an orthopedic examination?
Your medical history will be taken regarding your earlier musculoskeletal disorders, surgeries, accidents (fractures, pulled muscles, sprains) and information regarding your life style (sport activities, work conditions).
The examination will include:
- examination of the soles of your feet with a podoscope (flat feet)
- structural and functional examination of the chest and spine
- sensory examination of the lower extremities
- sensory examination of the upper extremities
- deep reflexes
- abnormal reflexes
- structural and functional examination of the joints, deformities
- ROM of major joints (shoulder, hip, knee and ankles)
- lower extremity axis and foot deformities
- targeted examination of complaints or possible disorders mentioned in medical history (most often spine and ankle problem areas)
- X-rays of bones and/or joints necessary for clinical diagnosis.
Why choose the Buda Health Center?
The Patient-Doctor relationship is based on trust, the determining factor in a treatment's success or failure. We feel that our doctors have earned this trust through their professionalism, knowledge, experience and know-how. The level of care is further guaranteed since many of our leading physicians have gained renown and are respected in their field of specialty.