General Orthopedics


What Is General Orthopedics? 

General orthopedics is a field of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and conditions of the musculoskeletal system.

When it comes to pinpointing the cause of a problem, general orthopedics doctors have a breadth of knowledge to draw from in order to find the right solutions.

In some cases, a general orthopedist will refer you to other specialists within the Mercy network, to ensure you're cared for by the specialist with the most experience treating your particular injury.

General orthopedics is always evolving. Mercy stays at the forefront of advancements in the field by embracing new technologies, leading to better outcomes for you. 


Why Should I See a General Orthopedist at Mercy? 

Orthopedic injuries and conditions are oftentimes complex and can be difficult to understand fully. Knowing exactly what's causing your pain in the first place is key to preventing misdiagnosis or, worse, unnecessary surgery.

Mercy general orthopedists are experts at identifying the root causes of orthopedic issues. This is an important first step before they discuss treatment plans with you or refer you to another Mercy specialist for care.

Once you've seen a general orthopedist at Mercy, you'll be able to message them directly on MyMercy, a free app that helps you conveniently access information related to your care.

Mercy's orthopedic specialties include:

Get Expert Orthopedic Care at Mercy 

A Mercy general orthopedist is trained to treat a broad range of orthopedic injuries and conditions, such as: 

  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Sprains and strains
  • Back and neck pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Limb deformities
  • Sports injuries
  • Degenerative conditions
  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis

Plus, with more than 150 orthopedic doctors practicing in four states, we can treat almost any orthopedic injury or condition close to your home.

If possible, we'll try to treat your condition conservatively at first, relying on surgery only as a last resort. At your initial appointment, we may suggest a range of less invasive techniques and treatments:

  • Physical or occupational therapy
  • Bracing or splinting
  • Injections
  • Pain relievers or drugs
  • Joint aspiration
  • Casting
  • Lifestyle modifications
  • Rest

Your specific treatment plan will depend on many factors, including your overall health, personal preferences and orthopedic condition. And if you need to see someone for more advanced treatment or surgery, we'll quickly direct you to another Mercy provider with specific training to handle your particular injury.

Our general orthopedists are devoted to providing compassionate and exceptional care to anyone seeking relief from a musculoskeletal condition. Together, we'll come up with the best care plan to help you get back to your normal activities and life. 

Whether you're suffering from the effects of a long-term orthopedic condition or need to seek care quickly for a recent sports-related injury, a general orthopedist can help jumpstart your recovery process. Make an appointment today to see a Mercy doctor near you. 

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