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from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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What is the most meaningful milestone for an orthopaedic patient? It is the point in time when a patient, who has lost the ability to do something because of his or her orthopaedic condition—such as buttoning a shirt or walking up stairs—can do the act again thanks to orthopaedic care.

Back pain, sports injuries, arthritic hips and knees, and stiff neck muscles are just a few of the musculoskeletal conditions that have an enormous impact on many people.  For the proper diagnosis and most appropriate treatment options for musculoskeletal conditions, it is important to consult an orthopaedic surgeon.

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Last Reviewed

July 2014

AAOS does not endorse any treatments, procedures, products, or physicians referenced herein. This information is provided as an educational service and is not intended to serve as medical advice. Anyone seeking specific orthopaedic advice or assistance should consult his or her orthopaedic surgeon, or locate one in your area through the AAOS Find an Orthopaedist program on this website.