The human body is nothing short of remarkable, thanks in large part to our bones and muscle, also called the musculoskeletal system.
Our skeleton, muscles and connective tissue allows us to stand, walk and perform countless complex movements. We have the capacity to move as gracefully as a ballerina, or as forcefully as a football player.
That’s why musculoskeletal disorders can have such an impact on our ability to care for ourselves. When an illness or injury harms our mobility, it also threatens our independence.
Your musculoskeletal system protects your organs, supports your body and allows you to move. It includes:
Doctors who care for the musculoskeletal system are called orthopedic specialists.
At Mercy, we believe your age shouldn’t hold you back – and neither should pain.
Our orthopedic physicians have the skills and experience necessary to help people of all ages overcome musculoskeletal disorders. Our areas of expertise include:
Don’t let pain or other problems prevent you from living life to the fullest. Talk to your Mercy orthopedic physician about your treatment options. We’ll help restore your mobility, so you can reclaim your active, independent lifestyle.