Orthopaedic specialist

Orthopaedics is the sub-specialty of medicine that is concerned with disorders of the locomotor apparatus

Specialist for disorders of the locomotor apparatus

These are diseases and injuries of bones, joints, tendons and ligaments. Specialists for orthopaedics or accident surgery then give surgical or conservative (in the form of splinting, with corsets, etc.) treatment that help posture and movements.

Orthopaedic specialists also prescribe orthopaedic medical devices if need be. He also gives useful advice on a healthy diet, e.g. for osteoporosis.