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Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedics is the branch of medicine concerned with diseases, injuries, and conditions of the musculoskeletal system, or the body's muscles and skeleton, and including the joints, ligaments, tendons, and nerves.

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Orthopaedic surgery is made up of physicians and other healthcare professionals who provide comprehensive orthopaedic services. Their expertise provides treatment and care of diseases, injuries, fractures, and pain.

Orthopaedists also design rehabilitation programs for the physically disabled and participate in ongoing musculoskeletal research.

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